Karthigai Deepam or Karthikai Deepam is a festival dedicated to Lord Shiva celebrated in Karthigai month in Tamil Nadu. In 2016, Karthigai Deepam is December 13.
It is celebrated on Karthigai Pournami, the Full Moon day in Karthigai masam as per Tamil calendar. In all temples of Tamil Nadu, this festival is celebrated with utmost devotion.
Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara swamy temple is the best place to visit during Karthigai deepam. Here, this festival is celebrated for more than 15 days as Karthigai Maha Deepam or Karthigai Brahmotsavam.
In Tiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara Swamy Temple, Karthigai Deepam is celebrated on 12 December 2016.