KARTHIKA PARVA DEEPOTSAVAM IN TIRUMALA SHRINE ON NOVEMBER 25
TIRUMALA, NOV 20: The hill shrine of Tirumala will be observing the festival of lights on the auspicious pournami day in the holy month of Karthika on November 25, where in dazzling lights of ghee lit lamps a part of Karthika Parva Deepotsavam in the bright full moon night.
Among the list of important Hindu festivals, Karthika Parva Deepotsavams also happens to be the one, especially during Karthika month. The occurrence of this festival takes place when the moon is in juxtaposition with the constellation Karthika and Pournami.
Every temple, house hold is being lighted with lamps as it is believed that the ghee lit lamps protects against evil forces and guide the humanity towards prosperity and joy.
The entire temple premises starting from Main Entrance – Mahadwaram to Sanctum sanctorum- the Garbha Griham, Sub-Shrines etc. in and around Tirumala temple will be lighted with a 100 ghee lit mud pot lamps which are exclusively prepared for the purpose known as “Moookullu”. The temple assumes additional beauty in the brightness of ghee lit lamps.
Meanwhile TTD has cancelled Vasanthotsavam and Sahasra Deepalankara Sevas following this festival. The mothly Pournami Garuda Seva is also cancelled by TTD in view of the festival. TTD Board dignitaries, top brass officials of TTD, temple staff also take part in this unique religious fete.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI