Arunachaleswarar temple Thiruvannamalai 2021 Karthigai Deepam was announced by the temple authorities. Karthigai Deepam is the most important festival celebrated with pomp and joy at Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswarar temple. This year Karthikai Deepam falls on November 19, 2021. This Karthikai Deepam is celebrated as a 10 days festival and is widely known as Karthigai Brahmotsavam.
On the last day, ie: on November 19th, the Karthigai Deepam festival starts at around 4:00 AM and the Bharani Deepam is lit at Thiruvannamalai temple. In the evening the Mahadeepam is lit on the top of the hill at around 6:00 PM. This is a very important ceremony during the Karthigai Deepam festival in Tiruvannamalai Shiva Temple. Arunachaleswarar is said to be visually represented in the form of Agni on the hilltop. There is a very mammoth gathering on this day at the Arunachaleswarar temple to witness this glorious and sacred event. The night ceremony starts with Lord Periya.
Theppal – Lord Chandrasekarar, Lord Parasakthi, Lord Subramaniar goes in the boat and this is called Theppam since it is carried out in the tank. Lord Arunachaleswarar goes procession round the hill, known as Girivalam or Prathikshana. With this ceremony, the Karthigai Deepam festival at Arunachaleswarar temple comes to a grand conclusion with the devotees taking back home some divine blessings and memories from this ancient holy city Tiruvannamalai.
Thiruvannamalai 2021 Karthigai Deepam Brahmotsavam Starts on November 7, 2021 and ends on November 19, 2021
Thiruvannamalai 2021 Karthigai Deepam Festival Schedule:
November 7th – Durga Amman Festival Begin
November 8th – Bidari Amman Festival
November 9th – Ganesha Festival
November 10th – Dwajarohanam, Deeparadana at Kalyana Mandapam.
November 11th – Indra Vimana Vahana Seva.
November 12th – Simha Vahana Seva
November 13th – Kamadhenu Vahanam
November 14th – Vrushaba Vahana Seva (Night)
November 15th – Silver Chariot
November 16th – Maha Rathotsavam
November 17th – Aswa Vahana Seva (Night).
November 18th – Kailasa Vahanam (Night)
November 19th – Karthigai Deepam festival starts at around 4:00 AM and the Bharani Deepam is lit at the temple. In the evening the Mahadeepam is lit on the top of the hill at around 6:00 PM.