17 November 2011

Karthigai Deepam, South Africa

The South African branch of the World Saiva Council will celebrate Karthigai Deepam on Saturday, December 3, 2011, at 5pm at Chatsworth Stadium, South Africa.

”Celebrated by South Indians for many centuries as the ancient festival of lights, the World Saiva Council has celebrated it on a very large scale annually for many years. In the month of Karthigai on the Tamil calendar, thousands of devotees around the world will climb the Mountain of Arnachellam (Annamalai mountains) in South India to pay homage to Lord Siva during the Karthigai Deepam celebration.

In South Africa, the World Saiva Council will erect a miniature replica of the mountain at the stadium during the celebrations so that all the swami's and guru's will create an aura of deep spirituality in their chanting of the 'maha mantra' and the lighting of the many clay lamps spread around the shrine and the ground during the religious 90 minutes of the programme.”

For more information go to this link here.

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