Karthigai Festival is also called as “the Festival of Lights”. This falls in the Tamil month of Karthigai when the star Krithigai is on the ascendant which usually occurs on full moon day. On November 25th 2015, Thirukarthigai Deepam was celebrated at Srivilliputhur Sri Nachiyar Kovil. Perumal and Thayar had Purappadu in the evening with Parayana Ghosti. Many Bakthas participated and received the blessings of Divyadampathis. Located 70 Kms South West of Madurai is Srivilliputhur, the birthplace of Andal and considered to be among the holiest of the 108 Divya Desams. This is the birthplace of not one but two Azhvaars and a father-daughter one at that-PeriAzhvaar and Andal.
The following are the photos taken during the Purappadu:
Courtesy: Arayar Sri Bala Mukunthachariar