18 November 2016

2016 Major Karthigai Deepam Functions

Below is the programme of the upcoming 2016 Karthigai Deepam at Arunachala which lists the most famous and what will be the best attended major functions over the Festival period. 

To view the complete programme of the upcoming 2016 Karthigai Festival (as celebrated at Tiruvannamalai) please go to my previous posting at this link here

Major Functions of 2016 Mahadeepam Festival

The below photographs are of a previous Arunachala Karthigai Festival and show the fervour and excitment of the crowds during various major Festival functions.

Raising of the flag will occur Saturday, December 3, 2016

Wish-Fulfilling Tree will occur on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Kamadhenu (Wish-Fulfilling Cow) will occur on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Silver Rishaba Vahanam will occur on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Maharadham Function will occur on Friday, December 9, 2016

Mahadeepam Function inside Temple Compound will occur on Monday, December 12, 2016

Arunachala Mahadeepam will occur at approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2016

If you wish to learn more about the Arunachala Karthigai Festival visit my website Arunachala Samudra at the Karthigai section on the site's browser to view archives including narratives and photographs of previous Deepams. 


Anonymous said...

It must be so exciting in Tiruvannamalai now. Although it is always lovely to be near Arunachala but especially before the crowds come.

Ramesh said...

Thanks a ton for the info. Can you please provide some more details on

(a) tentative time of the events
(b) best location (street names and landmarks in those streets) for viewing the Lord.

Meenakshi Ammal said...

Yes I can do that Ramesh. Will make a new posting in the next few days with more information regarding timing and locations.