Karthika Deepotsavam 2017
Post date: 02-Dec-2017 09:02:40
Karthikai is essentially a festival of lamps. The lighted lamp is considered
an auspicious symbol. It is believed to ward off evil forces and usher in
prosperity and joy. While the lighted lamp is important for all Hindu rituals
and festivals, it is indispensable for Karthikai. The offering of the Ghee lamp
to Lord Shiva is considered very significant in ‘ Karthik Vrata’. It is told in
the scriptures that “of all gifts, the gift of a lamp during the month of Karthik
is the best. No gift is its equal.”
Karthika Deepotsavam was celebrated by Future School on 17th November in the Temple in Future School Community Hall. All the parents and also the
community members were invited to the programme.
The Temple was decorated with colorful Rangoli and Diyas. The Diyas were
arranged in the form of Swastik, Om and Shivalingam.
The programme started at 6:00PM with Abhishekam for Lord Shiva A grand
Aarati was performed as the devotees sung the Damodarashtaka Song and later the Diyas were lighted.
Many children with their parents participated in the programme and lighted
the Diyas. The place was illuminated with the lit deepams.
The programme ended with distribution of prasadam and the blessings of
Lord Shiva. The programme went with peace and ended with success and lots of blessings.
More images of the event here.