Karthigai Deepam Tamil Festival Meaning | Messages | Pics | Dishes | Buses

Karthigai Deepam is a popular Tamil Hindu festival that is celebrated on the occasion of Karthigai on Pournami day (Full moon day). Here in this article, we will be discussing in detail about Karthigai Deepam including messages, quotes, wishes, historical meaning, stories, special planning from Tamil Nadu Government (arranging buses etc) and lot more. This year TNSTC (Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation) has decided to operate special 140 buses on Thiruvannamalai route to celebrate the festival on 12th December 2016. As per Tamil calendar it falls every year during the month of Karttikai (mid November to mid-December). This year the exact dates are 12th December 2016 while Karthikai Deepam dates for 2017 is 2nd December 2017. This festival is celebrated in Kerala with name Thrikkarthika. This festival is famous for the combination of 6 stars in formation of a ear pendant.




Karthigai Deepam Historical/Mythological Stories, Messages, Wishes, Wallpapers

As per mythological stories, Karthigai Deepam festival is related to Tri-Dev (3 root Gods in Hindu culture). There was an ongoing discussion between Hindu God Brahma and Vishnu about who is best among them. By seeing this argument Lord Shiva decided to come in front of them in form of fire. He suggested that whoever finds the top or bottom of the fire will be greatest among them. Lord Brahma took the form of Annam and Vishnu transformed into Varaha to find out the solution. With their endless efforts, no one was able to find out top or bottom of the fire. After they realized their mistake, Lord Shiva appeared as pillar of the fire which is now celebrated as Karthigai Deepam. As per the mythological believes, Lord Shiva appeared in form of a fire pillar at Tiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. A temple is situated there where Lord Shiva is worshiped in form of a agni linga.




This festival is an auspicious occasion which is celebrated by lighting diyas in front of  the house. Thousands of devotees, each year makes their way to the Tiruvannamalai to see pictures of Karthigai Deepam.

Karthigai Deepam 6 Stars
Karthigai Deepam 6 Stars
Karthigai Deepam
Karthigai Deepam

140 special buses announced for TNSTC on occasion of Karthigai Deepam festival

In order to have a better control and provide flawless transportation to Thiruvannamalai, TNSTC has announced 140 special buses from its Kumbakonam division. These buses will operate across below identifies routes:

  • Nagapattinam
  • Tiruvarur
  • Vailankanni
  • Karaikal
  • Porayar
  • Chidambaram
  • Tiruvarur
  • Mayiladuthurai
  • Mannargudi
  • Nannilam
  • Vedaranyam
  • Thiruthuraipoondi
All the existing 593 buses which are already allocated the route will keep rotating as usual. There will be no change in timings or routes of all existing 593 buses.



Officials have decided to setup a help desk at Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur and Thanjavur to felicitate the things in a better practical way. You can get in touch with any of the help desk to inquire about latest bus timings, routes etc.

We hope you have a great Karthigai Deepam this year. We wish you and your family a very happy Karthigai Deepam. Let us know your views and how you celebrated the festival this year.


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