24 November 2006

Karthigai Deepam

Today, Friday, 24th November, the ten-day Karthigai Deepam festival started this morning with the hoisting of the flag on the golden mast of the Annamalaiyar Temple.

On November 30, the 7th day of Deepam, the grand car festival will take place with more than 100,000 people pilgrims expected to attend the function. It is anticipated that over a million people will visit Tiruvannamalai for Bharani Deepam (December 3rd) to view the lighting of the flame on top of Arunachala.

There will be many ongoing cultural and religious activities during the time of the festival including the annual cow fair.


Divyakka said...

The exciting countdown has begun! And we can enjoy the whole thing from the quiet and convenient seat of our computers at home, thank you Meenakshi Mammi! :-)

Arunachala Living said...

Well maybe I won't be going out too much either - sounds scarey -and then I can also enjoy from a safe distance. The one thing to remember is if going out on December 3rd - dont go against the flow of traffic. Only clockwise.