Karthigai Deepam: Light the Stairway to Getting Joy and Ending SufferingNovember 19, 2015
Although it may seem counterintuitive, true spiritual light is not just for ascetics and secluded spiritualists. In fact, removing the darkness of ignorance helps us attain a most desirable life on both the spiritual and material planes of existence.
What is Light?
Spiritual light is the intelligence that leads to removing stumbling blocks that stop your money flow, your relationship harmony and a life of meaning and purpose. Karthigai Deepam is the ultimate celebration of pure light that can take you to your highest achievements in this life.
As millions of pilgrims join their consciousness to honor Shiva through burning lamps and a staggeringly large bonfire at the top of the sacred mountain Arunachala, both Shiva and Muruga, his younger son, intervene in favor of humanity to restore righteousness and higher consciousness—prerequisites for a 200-percent life, according to Dr. Pillai’s teachings.
The End of Darkness and Suffering
The light offerings and the bonfire—tridimensional manifestations of Shiva’s powers within the fire element—magnify the effects of the participants’ prayers and devotion. Miracles are a common occurrence during the Karthigai Deepam celebrations. At this time it’s also customary to donate clothes and food to the poor.
The name Karthigai originates from the star Krittika, in the Pleiades star cluster. Muruga, a Pleiadian God, rules this star of ultimate consciousness.
It’s not a coincidence that the mighty Sun rules Krittika and becomes both exalted and super powerful in this same star or Moon mansion, according to Vedic astrology. In this same astrological system, the Sun is also the ruler of the soul and some of the highest achievements in a human life, such as—success in your career, royalty consciousness, nobility of character and spiritual evolution.
Darkness, as opposed to the light of consciousness, stems from the ego’s ignorant aspects—self-destructive traits such jealousy, envy, arrogance, etc. Participating in Karthigai Deepam rituals can greatly reduce these undesirable egotistical traits.
How Much Ego Do We Need?
It goes without saying that we need a certain amount of ego to function in this world, but clearly, too much ego harms life on our planet by oppressing women, children, the underprivileged and causing damage to nature. Not to mention that ego is a cause of pain and the end of most relationships.
By participating in the Karthigai Deepam celebrations and devotional rituals we acquire the noble characteristics of the greatest beings, Gods included.
Both adding more light to your consciousness and contributing to the dawn of a new era based on love and righteousness are directly linked to your own joy and achievements in your life.
Written by Donatella Lalitha Riback