Karthigai Deepam – The Festival of Lights

Hari Om Karthikai Deepam, the festival of lights basically a Tamil festival is celebrated throughout Tamil Nadu during the month of Karthikai (November-December). Not many of us are aware that it is one of the oldest festivals celebrated in the State, perhaps even before people began celebrating Deepavali and NavarAtri. The Karthikai Deepam day commemorates … Continue reading Karthigai Deepam – The Festival of Lights

Soorasamharam – the concluding day of six days of Skanda Shasti

Hari Om Soorasamharam is celebrated as the last day of the auspicious Skanda Sashti fasting. Skanda Sashti is one of the most important festivals for Tamil Hindus and this day is dedicated to worshipping Lord Murugan. Skanda Sashti fasting is done during the ‘Karthika’ masam in the Tamil calendar and devotees begin their fast from … Continue reading Soorasamharam – the concluding day of six days of Skanda Shasti