Karthigai dates December2021

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karthigai / Krithigai dates


YearDateMonthDay
202123JanuarySaturday
202119FebruaryFriday
202118MarchThursday
202115AprilThursday
202112MayWednesday
20218JuneTuesday
20216JulyTuesday
20212AugustMonday
202129AugustSunday
202125SeptemberSaturday
202123OctoberSaturday
202119NovemberFriday
202116DecemberThursday


Krithigai January 2021

2021Jan23Saturday

Krithigai February 2021

2021Feb19Friday

Krithigai March 2021

2021Mar18Thursday

Krithigai April 2021

2021Apr15Thursday


Krithigai May 2021

2021May12Wednesday

Krithigai June 2021

2021Jun8Tuesday

Krithigai July 2021

2021Jul6Tuesday

Krithigai August 2021

2021Aug2Monday
2021Aug29Sunday


Krithigai September 2021

2021Sep25Saturday

Krithigai October 2021

2021Oct23Saturday

Krithigai November 2021

2021Nov19Friday

Krithigai 2021

2021Dec16Thursday


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.