Thirukarthigai/Karthigai Deepam 2015 falls on 25th nov and here is the complete compilation of recipes with video and pooja procedures. Pori urundai in tamil and puffed rice ball in english is the special dish made on this day.Karthigai comes on the tamil month Karthigai on Pournami day(Full moon day). Karthigai Deepam is lit after sunset at 6 p.m. with the flame taken from Bharani Deepam. In the evening flame is carried at the top of the hill to light the Karthigai Maha Deepam.
Karthigai Deepam is also spelled as Karthikai Deepam. Throughout the month lamps are lit in the front of the house in the evening after 5:50 pm and morning before 5:50pm . On the Thirukarthigai/Karthigai Deepam day the whole house is decorated with the oil lamps. Thiruvannamalai is famous for Thirukarthigai/Karthigai Deepam.
Happy karthigai deepam to all my readers!!!
Karthigai Deepam Puja Time & date,
|Karthigai Nakshathram Begins = 10:08 on 25/Nov/2015
Karthigai Nakshathram Ends = 07:57 on 26/Nov/2015
Why and How we should celebrate the karthigai deepam,
The idea behind this festival is to keep away bad things from life and welcome the good and holy things of life thats why it is called the festival of lamps.We use to light oil lamps all over the house in the evening and crackers,fires are burnt .
The complete procedure and pre prepartion of karthigai deepam you can check my 2014 karthigai deepam here.
Rows of Agal vilakkus (Clay Oil lamps) are lit in every house. Karthigai is essentially a festival of lamps. The lighted lamp is considered an auspicious symbol. It is believed to ward off evil forces and usher in prosperity and joy. While the lighted lamp is important for all Hindu rituals and festivals, it is indispensable for Karthigai. This festival is also celebrated to commemorate the bonding between brothers and sisters in south India(analogous to Bhaiya-Dhuj and Raakhi). Sisters pray for the prosperity and success of their brothers and light lamps to mark the occasion.
In Telugu households, Kaartheeka maasam (month) is considered very auspicious. The Kartheeka month starts on the day of Deepawali. From that day till the end of the month, oil lamps are lit every day. On Kartheeka Pournami (full moon of Kartheeka month) oil lamp with 365 wicks, prepared at home, are lit in Lord Shiva temples. Apart from that, Kaartheeka puranam is read and fasting is observed till sunset, every day for the whole month.(sourse wiki).
Crackers also can play on this festival. Its is good to light agal vizhakku than the metal ones.
Usally people make poriurundai on this day,here is the pori urundai recipe video…
Karthigai deepam recipes,
|Pori Urundai||Vermicelli Payasam||Rava Payasam|
|Pasi Paruppu Payasam||Kadala Urundai||Uppam Recipe|
Manoharam a wonderful sweet /snack made for karthigai deepam, you can make this without using the mano kombu. Very simple and easy method.
Hope this post find useful for you guys,do try and let me know the result. We are in festive mood now reserved diwali crackers for karthigai and new dresses also.
Do try these and enjoy karthigai deepam.