Karthika Deepam in Kapila Teertham on 12 December 2016… With the most important festivals in the month of Karthika, the Karthika Deepam which is scheduled to take place on 12th of this month, the famous shrine is gearing up for the celestial occasion in a big way.
On this auspicious day, the daily rituals will commence by 3am with special puja and from 6am onwards, the devotees will be allowed for darshan. Meanwhile in the evening between 5:30pm and 6:30pm, Karthika Deepotsavam-the festival of celestial lights will be observed in the auspicious constellation of Krittika Star on December 12.
The TTD has made elaborate security arrangements for the same as heavy influx of devotees is been anticipated.
In the evening after 6pm, the entire temple will be illuminated with ghee lit lamps. The people belonging to Gandra caste will also lit lamp “Karthika Deepam” at the top of the hill which has been a traditional custom since many years.
All the arrangements are being supervised by temple DyEO Sri Balaji.
On the same day night between 8pm and 8:30pm, the utsava murthies of Sri Kapileswara Swamy and Sri Kamakshi Ammavaru will be brought to Sri Krishna Mandapam and “Jwala Thoranam”-Karthika Deeparadhana will be performed in front of the processional deities.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI