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Karthika | by surya kiran
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Karthika Deepam is a festival of lights, celebrated in the Malayalam month of Vrichikam or the Tamil month of Karthigai. It is celebrated on the Pournami, the full moon day of the month, which coincides with Karthika star. Small earthen lamps are lit at the entrances of every home


The legend goes that: Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu set out to find the head and the feet of Lord Shiva, respectively. Neither of them succeeds in their endeavor as the Lord takes a gigantic form. Lord Shiva takes the form of a jyothi (column of fire)

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Taken on December 11, 2008