Karthigai Deepam is a typical festival of lights of the southern part of India and is an extension of Deepavali festival and similar to Bhai Duj or Raksha Bandhan.
Karthigai Deepam is observed in every home and every temple in Tamil Nadu in Tamil month of Kaarthigai (November and December) for 10 days.
Karthigai Deepam is celebrated during Purnima or full moon day when the moon is in line with the six star constellation called Kaarthigai (Pleiades).
In 2016, Karthigai Deepam also known as Annamalai Deepam or Maha Deepam will be celebrated on 12th December 2016.
Karthigai Deepam 2016 Muhuratam :
Please find below auspicious time for Karthigai Deepam 2016.
Day Choghadiya –
07:06 to 08:28 hrs IST – Amrit
09:49 to 11:11 hrs IST – Shubh
13:54 to 15:16 hrs IST – Char
15:16 to 16:37 hrs IST – Labh
16:37 to 17:59 hrs IST – Amrit
Night Choghadiya –
17:59 to 19:37 hrs IST – Char
22:54 to 24:33+ hrs IST – Labh
26:11+ to 27:50+ hrs IST – Shubh
27:50+ to 29:28+ hrs IST – Amrit
29:28+ to 31:07+ hrs IST – Char