Karthigai Deepam, the festival of Lights is celebrated mainly by Tamil Hindus. The day is celebrated on the Pournami (Full Moon Day) in the Tamil month of Karthikai.
Karthigai Deepam is the most significant festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm at Arunachaleswarar temple in Tiruvannamalai, one of the biggest and grandest temples in South India.
In 2016, Karthigai Deepam will be celebrated on 12th November 2016.
On this day a Maha Deepam known as Thiruvannamalai Maha Deepam will be lit at the top of 2668 ft holy mountain which is lit at around 6 pm using nearly 3500 kgs of Ghee.
The MahaDeepam will be visible around in a radius of 35 km. Prior to this early in the morning at around 4 am a Bharani Deepam will be lit in the temple.
On this day lakhs of devotees will perform 16 km Girivalam (circumambulation of the holy mountain).
Apart from this Maha Deepam, special Abhishekam, Alankaram, Deeparadhanai will be done to Lord Muruga in all temples in the state.
On this day people across the state also decorate their homes, shops, ponds, mountains with traditional lamps.
Thiruvannamalai Maha Deepam 2016 Live Streaming & Live Telecast:
The Thiruvannamalai Maha Deepam 2014 will be aied live on following TV Channels – Jaya TV, Raj TV, Vasanth TV, Podhigai TV, Zee Tamil, SVBC TTD TV, Sri Sankara TV, etc.
Live Streaming of Thiruvannamalai Maha Deepam 2014 will also be available on Ustream.com and Justin.tv.
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