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Keralites celebrate the festival of lights on 'Trikkarthika day’. In the month of Vrichikam(Nov-Dec) on the Karthika day which mostly falls on the full moon day is celebrated as Thrikkarthika.Most of the devotees believe that Thrikkarthika as the birth day of the Goddess.Karthika Puzhukku, a vegetable preparation of a mixture of several underground stems like tapioca, elephant yam, colacasia etc.In the evening every Hindu family illuminates their home premises with small earthen oil lamps on the steps, roof, and walls.This beautiful sight is a visual treat for our eyes.Almost all Devi Temples in Kerala will also be illuminated with thousands of small oil lamps.
TheThrikkarthika day is the main festival day of several Devi temples of Kerala. Even though most importance is given Kumaranallur devi temple of Kottayam District.  Astrologers say that there are some astrological reasons also behind the lighting of lamps on Karthika day in Vrichikam.They say that it is to lessen the problems of 'Vrichikam Rasi' and to gain strength to 'Moon'. It is believed that the Goddess may bless us with prosperity and happiness.





Festival Date Nov-Dec

State Kerala

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