Karthigai is the most important festival of lamps which is mostly celebrated by Tamil people. The Deepam lamp is considered an auspicious symbol. On this day, Tamil people are doing puja, fast and worshipping Lord Shiva and Lord Murugan. This festival is also celebrated with great enthusiasm by Tamil-Hindus. It is called Masik Karthigai (मासिक कार्तिगई 2023) and celebrated every month during Kartik Nakshatra. On Monthly Karthigai, taking blessings of Lord-Shiva (भगवान शिव) and Lord-Murugan is of great importance and that is why devotees start worshiping on this day early in the morning after performing their daily tasks. Here in this post, you can check the Upcoming festival of Karthigai Deepam date as observed by Tiruvannamalai temple. This year Karthigai Deepam 2023 is coming on 26 November, 2023, Sunday.
It is a religious history that Lord Shiva had converted himself into a Jyot form on Karthigai Deepam. That’s why Lord Shiva is worshiped in the form of divine light on this day. It is believed that Monthly Karthigai is the oldest festival celebrated in South India. This festival is also known as Kartikai Bahamotsav. They are light traditional earthen oil lamps for a peaceful, prosperous and healthy future. Checkout the when is Karthigai Deepam (कार्तिगाई दीपम) in 2023 and list of Masik Karthigai Date 2023 with time and nakshatra days schedule calendar.
Karthigai Deepam 2023 Date and Time (मासिक कार्तिगाई तिथि और समय)
- Karthigai Deepam on Sunday, November 26, 2023
- Karthigai Nakshathram Starts : 02:05 PM on November 26, 2023
- Karthigai Nakshathram Ends : 01:35 PM on November 27, 2023
Masik Karthigai 2023 Festival Dates and Nakshatra Days List
|Masik Karthigai Date||Day||Festival Name|
|January 2, 2023||Monday||Masik Karthigai|
|January 30, 2023||Monday||Masik Karthigai|
|February 26, 2023||Sunday||Masik Karthigai|
|March 25, 2023||Saturday||Masik Karthigai|
|April 22, 2023||Saturday||Masik Karthigai|
|May 19, 2023||Friday||Masik Karthigai|
|June 15, 2023||Thursday||Masik Karthigai|
|July 13, 2023||Thursday||Masik Karthigai|
|August 9, 2023||Wednesday||Masik Karthigai|
|September 5, 2023||Tuesday||Masik Karthigai|
|October 3, 2023||Tuesday||Masik Karthigai|
|October 30, 2023||Monday||Masik Karthigai|
|November 26, 2023||Sunday||Karthigai Deepam|
|December 24, 2023||Sunday||Masik Karthigai|
Masik Karthigai Deepam Vrat Katha PDF Download (मासिक कार्तिगाई दीपम व्रत कथा)
Masik Karthigai Deepam Puja Vidhi (कार्तिगाई पूजा एवं व्रत विधि)
- Get up early in the morning on this day in an auspicious Brahma Muhurta (ब्रह्ममुहूर्त में उठें).
- After finishing the bath, take a vow of Karthigai fast in front of God.
- Thereafter, worship Lord Shiva with true devotion (भगवान शिव जी की पूजा).
- Worship Lord Shiva with white flowers, lamp, fruits, incense sticks, perfume, honey, cannabis, datura etc.
- Light an earthen lamp in front of Lord Shiva.
- After this, observe a fast for the whole day remembering Lord Shiva (भगवान शिव का स्मरण करते हुए व्रत करें).
- Recite Shiva Kavach or path together (शिव कवच का पाठ करें).
- In the end pray after the aarti.
- Keep fast throughout the day, as per physical capacity.
- In the evening, invoke (आह्वान) Lord Shiva by lighting a lamp at an auspicious time.
- Pray to him for the well being of your family (परिवार के कुशल मंगल की प्रार्थना करें).
- After that take food food. On the next day, after completing the worship, break the Masik Karthigai fast.
Importance/Significance of Masik Karthigai Deepam (मासिक कार्तिगाई दीपम का महत्व)
It is one of the oldest festival of Tamil Hindus which is more celebrating in other south parts of India. On this day the house is decorated with oil lamps. This Karthigai Deepam day is celebrated to mark the supremacy of Lord Shiva. According to mythology, Lord Murugan was born from the third eye of Lord Shiva on this day that why Karthigai Deepam is celebrated. As per the belief, on the day of Karthigai, worshipping Lord shiva and murugan according to the law and inviting him by lighting a lamp removes negativity from life. By doing this vrat everyone remains well in the family and a new energy and light is transmitted in life.
Masik Karthigai Deepam Puja Samagri List (मासिक कार्तिगाई दीपम त्यौहार के लिए पूजन सामग्रियां)
- Lamp (दीपक)
- Threads (धागे)
- Candle wick (बाती)
- Oil (तेल)
- Ghee (घी)
- Paan (पान)
- Betel (सुपारी)
- Banana (केला)
- Incense Stick (धुप)
- Kapoor (कपूर)
- Coconut (नारियल)
- Naivedya (नैवेद्य)
- Puri (पूरी)
- Kachori and Rice (कचौड़ी और चावल)
- Black Gud (काला गुड)
- Rice (कच्चा चावल)
- Dough for making Appam (अप्पम बनाने के लिए आटा)
- Moong dal and Arva rice to make payasam (पायसम बनाने के लिए मूँग डाल और अरवा चावल)