Tamil Nadu: Karthigai Deepam festival being celebrated today

In Tamil Nadu, the famous Kartikai Deepam festival is being celebrated today. In the famous Thiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswarar temple, the Bharani dweep was lit up early this morning.

In the night, the Maha Dweep will be lit up after pujas at the summit of the mountain in a copper urn with ghee and wicks of cotton threads.

In view of the prevailing pandemic, devotees from other places have been barred entry though the major events are being live streamed and telecast. The famous temple at Tiruvannamalai is in honour of the five elements.

Besides, most houses in Tamil Nadu will be lit up with diya’s or agal vilakku this evening in view of the Kartikai Deepam festival.