Karthigai dates December2023

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karthigai / Krithigai dates


YearDateMonthDay
20233JanuaryTuesday
202330JanuaryMonday
202326FebruarySunday
202326MarchSunday
202322AprilSaturday
202319MayFriday
202315JuneThursday
202313JulyThursday
20239AugustWednesday
20235SeptemberTuesday
20233OctoberTuesday
202330OctoberMonday
202326NovemberSunday
202324DecemberSunday


Krithigai January 2023

2023Jan3Tuesday
2023Jan30Monday

Krithigai February 2023

2023Feb26Sunday

Krithigai March 2023

2023Mar26Sunday

Krithigai April 2023

2023Apr22Saturday


Krithigai May 2023

2023May19Friday

Krithigai June 2023

2023Jun15Thursday

Krithigai July 2023

2023Jul13Thursday

Krithigai August 2023

2023Aug9Wednesday


Krithigai September 2023

2023Sep5Tuesday

Krithigai October 2023

2023Oct3Tuesday
2023Oct30Monday

Krithigai November 2023

2023Nov26Sunday

Krithigai 2023

2023Dec24Sunday


Krithigai/Karthigai

Lord Muruga is believed to born on the day of karthigai. Therefore Lord Muruga is also called as 'Karthikeyan'. Krithigai is one of the very special day for Lord Muruga. Though krithigai is celebrated every month in hindu lunar month, three krithigai is considered to be very important.

'Thai kirthigai' is very significiant for Lord Muruga. It falls on the month of January or february. Devotees undergo fasting, do poojas and other rituals.
The krithigai which comes in the month of july or august is named as 'Aadi Krithigai'. People worship God, undergo fast and do other rituals. They also take bath in holy water. Devotees will lift paalkavadi or panneer kavadi (one of the ceremony will be done on the day of 'Aadi krithigai').

The krithigai which comes in the month of november or december is very important festival in hindu culture. The krithigai which comes in this month is called as "Karthigai Deepam" On this day, hindus decorate their houses by lighting diyas. People will go to the temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Muruga. On the day of Karthigai Deepam, the holy barani deepam(diya or light) is lighted on the top of the hill in Thiruvannamalai. To see this lighting ceremony, lakhs of people will come to Thiruvannamalai every year. Some will go for 'Girivalam' (walk around the holy mountain). Some people will even burst crackers on the day of Karthigai Deepam.
People who undergo fasting, worship the God and chanting hymns will be blessed with happy life and the God will remove all difficulties of his devotees.