Karthigai Deepam 2022
Karthigai Deepam is an ancient festival, which is celebrated for Lord Shiva and his son Muruga. Lighting of lamps forms an integral ritual of this festival. Lighting of lamps also has a spiritual significance on this day. The wick in the lamp symbolizes our ego, the oil in the lamp denotes our inborn nature that cultures the ego and the flame signifies the spiritual wisdom that can inflame the ego (wick) by burning out the innate behavior (oil). Therefore, the lighting of the lamps represents the victory of good over evil. On Karthigai Deepam, people light lamps in their houses to usher in prosperity and auspiciousness in their lives and ward off negativities and evil forces.