Karthika Deepotsava at Nellitheertha

 

A couple of weeks ago, the month of Karthika was celebrated at the Nellitheertha temple. A “deepotsava” was held and thousands of lamps were lit.

 

Temple entrance
Temple entrance

 

Hundreds of lamps
Hundreds of lamps

Our scriptures mention that lighting lamps in the month of Karthika is extremely auspicious. Throughout India, people make it a point to light at least a couple of additional lamps during the entire month.

 

Ranga Puje
Ranga Puje

 

Lamps
Lamps

A Ranga Puje was held on the ocassion. Later in the evening, a “Bali Utsava’ was also conducted for Lord Somanatheshwara.

 

Bali
Bali
Bali suttu
Bali suttu
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