Karthigai deepam is a south indian festival celebrated on the month of november. This is the festival of lights and celebrated all over tamilnadu, kerala, karnataka, andhra pradesh. Karthigai Deepam, Karthika Deepam, Thirukarthigai or karthigai vilaku is a festival of lights of hindus of tamilnadu, kerala and srilanka. Popular Karthigai deepam recipes includes nei appam, pori urundai, karthigai adai and karthigai pori.
History of Karthigai Deepam
Karthigai Deepam is celebrated all over tamilnadu. It is the festival of lights. Deepam is also known as Kartikeya, or Muruga's birthday. It is one of the important festival celebrated in tamilnadu, kerala, karnataka and andhra pradesh. Karthigai deepam is celebrated in srilanka as well.
Karthigai Deepam is very old tamil festival and it is celebrated auspicious from long back. The actual history may not be clearly stated in the scriptures but it is mentioned in many tamil literature, a collection of poems. Avaiyyar, renowned poet also mentions about karthigai Deepam in her poems.
The month is also highly auspicious for Lord Muruga devotees as the month is named after the six Krithika stars. Son of Lord Shiva, Muruga was born as different babies – Shanmugha and was looked after by the Six Kritika stars. Later Goddess Parvati joined the six babies to give birth to Kartik or Muruga.
Karthigai Deepam Festival at Sabarimalai
Sabarimalai devotees are gathered to see Makara Jyothi. It is a star which is worshiped by pilgrims in huge numbers at Sabarimala Temple in Kerala.
Karthigai Popular Recipes
Karthigai Deepam Recipes
- Akkaravadisal Recipe / Akkara Adisil Recipe
- Puran Poli | Puran Poli Recipe | Recipe for Puran Poli
- Pazham Pori Recipe / Ethakka Appam Recipe / Banana Fritters Recipe
- Pori Urundai Recipe / How to Make Karthigai Pori
- Maa Vilakku Maavu Recipe - Maa Vilakku Recipe
- Aadi Kozhukattai Recipe - Aadi Festival Recipes
- Jackfruit Appam Recipe - Chakka Paniyaram Recipe
- Jack Fruit Fritters Recipe - Chakka Appam Recipe
- Kathigai Pepper Adai Dosa Recipe - Milagu Adai Dosa Recipe
- Pottukadalai Urundai Recipe
- Instant Banana Appam Recipe
- Wheat Rava Payasam Recipe - Gothuma Rava Payasam Recipe - Broken Wheat Payasam Recipe
- Easy Sweet Rava Appam Recipe - Sweet Sooji Paniyaram Recipe
- Peanut Ladoo Recipe
- Khoya Besan Ladoo Recipe - Khoya Ladoo Recipe
- Chakka Pradhaman Recipe - Jackfruit Payasam Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipes
- Masala Pori Recipe - Spicy Puffed Rice Recipe - Kara Pori Recipe
- Banana Panchamirtham Recipe
- Urad Dal Ladoo Recipe / Ulundu Ladoo Recipe
- Ragi Ladoo Recipe / Finger Millet Ladoo Recipe
- Boondi Ladoo Recipe / Boondi Laddu Recipe
- Atta Ladoo Recipe / Wheat Flour Ladoo Recipe
- Palada Pradhaman Recipe / Palada Payasam Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipes
- Ada Pradhaman Recipe / Ada Payasam Recipe - Onam Sadya Recipes
- 4 Min Microwave Rava Ladoo Recipe / Rava Ladoo using Condensed Milk - Easy Microwave Sweets
- Aval Pottukadalai Urundai Recipe / Poha Ladoos Recipe / Aval Ladoo Recipe
- Rice & Sago Kheer Recipe / Sabudana (Sago) Kheer Recipe / Javvarisi Payasam Recipe
- Mampaal Recipe / Mambala Kaadi Recipe / Mango Payasam Recipe / Mango Kheer Recipe - Vaikasi Visakam Recipes
- Ellu Urundai Recipe / Ellu Mithai Recipe / Sesame Ladoo Recipe / Grandma's Sesame & Jaggery Balls Recipe / Sesame Balls Recipe
- Thengai Payasam Recipe / Arisi Thengai Payasam / Rice Coconut Payasam (Kheer) / Coconut Payasam / Coconut Kheer
- Javvarisi Payasam / Sago Kheer / Sabudana Kheer
- 15 Minutes Coconut Ladoos - Only 4 Ingredients
- Kadalai Urundai / Kadalai Mithai (Mittai) / Verkadalai Urundai / Peanuts Jaggery Balls - Karthigai Deepam Recipes
- Unniappam Recipe / Unniyappam / Neyyappam / Banana Appam / Nei Appam - Karthigai Deepam Recipes
- Rava Ladoo
- Wheat Flour Nei Appam Recipe - Godhumai Appam Recipe
- Thengai Paal Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer made with Jaggery & Coconut Milk
- Ellu Urundai / Sesame Ladoos / Til Ladoos / Sesame Seeds & Jaggery Balls - Ganesh Chaturthi Special Recipes,
- Amma's Aval Urundai / Poha Laddu (Ladoo) / Flattened Rice Flakes Balls - Krishna Jayanti Recipes
- நேந்திரம் பழம் பாயசம் / Nendrapazham Pradhaman (Payasam) / Ripe Plantain Kheer- Onam Special Recipes
- அவல் பாயசம் / Aval Payasam / Poha Kheer - Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipes
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- Rawa Payasam / Sooji Kheer – Karthigai Deepam Special Recipes
- Maaladu | Nei Urundai
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Why Karthigai is celebrated?
Karthigai deepam is festival of lights. It is celebrated to The full moon day of this Karthigai month is called Karthigai pournami. In Kerala, this festival is known as Thrikkarthika, celebrate to welcome Goddess Karthiyayeni (Chottanikkara Amma)Bhagavathi.
Is deepam for lord muruga?
Karthigai Deepam or Karthika Deepam is a festival of lights, same as Deepavali, which is celebrated on the Purnima Tithi of the Tamil month of Karthigai. The occasion is dedicated to the worship of Lord Murugan.
How is karthigai deepam celebrated?
The Kartigai month starts on the day of Deepavali. From that day till the end of the month, oil lamps are lit every day in front of the house. On Karthika Puranam (full moon of Kartheeka month) we celebrate the karthigai deepam occasion. The entire house is lit with small clay pot lamps which has gingelly oil (indian sesame oil) and wicker known as (thiri).
What are the dishes made during karthigai deepam?
Popular recipes made during karthigai deepam are pori urundai, kadalai urundai, karthigai pori and karthika adai.
When is Karthigai Deepam 2021?
Karthigai deepam falls on the month november 19 2021.
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