Bharani Deepam 2020 | Inaugural Ritual of Karthigai Deepam

Bharani Deepam is the inaugural ritual of Karthigai Deepam and observed early morning on Karthikai Maha Deepam festival. In 2020, Bharani Deepam date is November 29. It is observed between 3 and 3.30 am on November 29.

This ritual is a fire sacrifice performed before the Surya temple. During this Deeparadhanai, a bowl of ghee is used to light five other Deepams symbolizing the Pancha Thathwa of Shiva (five aspects of Lord Shiva).

The chief priest of Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleshwara temple lights the Bharani Deepam and shows it for all devotees gathered there.

Preparations for Karthikai Deepam begin with lighting of Bharani Deepam. A large number of devotees witness the sacred fire sacrifice in Tiruvannamalai temple.

Panchangam, 29 November 2020

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:54 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:36
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)17:03 Chandrastama (Moonset)30:35

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 12:47
Nakshatra Krittika – 30:03*
Yoga Parigha – 10:10
Karana Vishti – 25:55*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 16:16 – 17:36
Gulika Kalam: 14:55 – 16:16
Yama Gandam: 12:15 – 13:35

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2077 (Kartik Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Vrischikam Month 1196 (Vrischikam Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Karthika Maasa

Tamil Calendar – Karthikai Month (Karthigai Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Agrahan Mash 1427

Nepali Calendar – Mangshir Maas 2077

Telugu Calendar – Karthika Masam (Karthikam)

Marathi Calendar – Kartik Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Kartik Maas

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Vrischika
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha – 10:01:37

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 27:23* – 29:10*
Abhijit: 11:53 – 12:36

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 16:41 – 18:28
Durmuhurthams: 16:10 – 16:53

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  1. Swami Goud says:

    I was there in last year and also going in 2017 to see bharani deepam (karthigai deepam) at Thiruvannamalai Temple.