Lamps lit with oil are a symbol of holiness in Indian culture. Karthigai Deepam is no exception. Beautifully lit lamps are found all around the home to bring in happiness to the home. This festival occurs when the moon is seen fully in the sky. Karthigai Deepam is celebrated during Purnima or full moon day when the moon is in line with the six star constellation called Karthigai. Tamil Nadu celebrates this occasion in November and December months for 10 days. All the people make merry, wear new clothes and rejoice with happiness. We make mouth watering food in homes and go out to see the decorations in the streets and the homes of the relatives. Festival time is really great when people forget all their worries and come together to spend some quality time..
Here are the links for the recipes we make during Karthigai: