Every year Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated in Tamilnadu in a grand manner, Hindus will celebrate this festival. This festival comes in the month of Karthigai (mid-November to mid-December) as per Tamil Calendar. Devotees will celebrate in their houses by lighting up with rows of oil lamps (Deepam) in the evening of the festival day.
Thiruvannamalai Maha Karthigai Deepam will be visible at around 6 pm at the top of 2668 ft high holy mountain. The entire Mountain is for Lord Shiva. Sri Arunachaleswarar will bless devotees in the Temple at the time of lighting the Maha Deepam.
As per the report, No devotee will be permitted inside the temple from November 29, 2020 during Bharai Deepam and Maha Deepam.
This year Karthigai Deepam will be celebrated on 29th November 2020, check the complete Tiruvannamalai Temple Karthigai Festival 2020 Schedule below:
|TIRUVANNAMALAI KARTHIGAI DEEPAM FESTIVAL 2020 – SCHEDULE|
|1st Day||Friday, 20 November, 2020||Flag Hosting|
|1st Day||Friday, 20 November, 2020||Silver Vimanagal||Athikara Nanthi, Hamsa Vaganam|
|2nd Day||Saturday, 21 November, 2020||Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Suriya Prabai Vaganam||PanchaMurthigal Silver Indiran Vimanam|
|3rd Day||Sunday, 22 November, 2020||Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Pootha vaganam||PanchaMurthigal Silver Anna Patchi Vimanam|
|4th Day||Monday, 23 November, 2020||Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Naaga vaganam||PanchaMurthigal Silver Kamadhenu, Silver Karpaga virutcham Vaganam.|
|5th Day||Tuesday, 24 November, 2020||Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Kanaadi Rishaba vaganam||PanchaMurthigal Silver Maha Rishaba vaganam.|
|6th Day||Wednesday, 25 November, 2020||Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Elephant Vaganam, 63 Nayanmargal Urchavam||Silver Radham|
|7th Day||Thursday, 26 November, 2020||PanchaMurthigal Maha Radham (wooden Car)|
|8th Day||Friday, 27 November, 2020||Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Kuthirai vaganam||PanchaMurthigal Kuthirai vaganam|
|9th Day||Saturday, 28 November, 2020||Arulmigu Vinayagar, Chandrasekarar Purusha Muni Vaganam||Kailasha Vaganam, Kaadhenu Vaganam|
|10th Day||Sunday, 29 November, 2020||4.00 AM BHARANI DEEPAM||6.00 PM MAHA DEEPAM TOP OF THE ARUNACHALAM HILL|
|11th Day||Monday, 30 November, 2020||9.00 pm Ayyan kulathil Arulmigu Chandrasekarar Theppal|
|12th Day||Tuesday, 1 December, 2020||Arulmigu Periya Nayagar GiriValam||9.00 pm Ayyan kulathil Arulmigu Barasakthi Amman Theppal|
|13th Day||Wednesday, 2 December, 2020||9.00 pm Ayyan kulathil Arulmigu Barasakthi Amman Theppal|