SIS Karthigai Newsletter
22nd November 2020

Dear Patrons,

The festival of Karthigai Deepam, which is on Nov 29th this year, is one of the oldest festivals in India and finds references in the ancient sangam literature like 'ahananooru', poems of Avaiyar and Thirugnana Sambandar’s Thevaram. It is celebrated in the tamizh month of Karthigai when the star krithikka is on the ascendant and usually occurs on a full moon day.

The holy place of Tiruvannamalai is one of the panchabhootas representing the element of fire. It is called Agnikshetra as it was where the supreme Lord Shiva who manifested as an eternal column of light before Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.

The festival of Karthigai also holds special significance for Lord Karthikeya. It was on this day that Lord Murugan who first incarnated as six infants from six sparks which emerged from the third eye of Lord Shiva and was brought up by 6 Karthigai Pengal/ Kritikka stars, conjoined into one with the embrace of Goddess Parvati and was thus united with his mother.

The spiritual significance of celebrating Karthigai Deepam festival is symbolized in the functioning of a lamp. The wick in the lamp symbolizes ego. The oil used to light the lamp symbolizes the inborn tendencies in one, which is responsible for the ego to thrive. The flame of the lamp symbolizes spiritual knowledge, which burns the oil as it also burns the ego. Through this one attains the spiritual goal, the realization of the ultimate truth.

'Deepa Mangala Jyothi Namo Nama'

We wish all our patrons a very happy Karthigai Deepam!

SIS December Satsang

Time: Sat, Dec 5 at 03:00 PM

Zoom meeting details: Please join the Satsang
by clicking
by using Zoom meeting id: 864 9529 4332

In keeping with the continuing tradition of monthly Satsangs, November 2020 Satsang will be conducted online.

The Satsang will include reciting

  • Vishnu Sahasranaman and Mahalakshmi Ashtakam
  • Lalitha Sahasranaman
  • Bhajans
  • Hanuman Chalisa
  • Short spiritual talk

Please attend with your family and importantly involve the next generation.

SIS Health and Happiness - Yoga event

Date & Time: Sat, Dec 12 at 4:00 PM

Zoom meeting details: Click on SIS Yoga Event, meeting id: 820 9894 0099

Further details about the event will be shared in the coming weeks. Please mark the date in your calendar!

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