Karthikai or Karthika festival is celebrated on the glory of the Hindu goddess. It is celebrated every year on a day in November or December when the Karthika star constellation appears in the sky in the evening. I love this festival, because I have so many beautiful childhood memories including so many fun moments of lighting all the lamps. Traditionally oil diyas are lighted, but I have also used candles for decorating the house and garden. If you look at the street on a Karthika day where the festival is celebrated, it will look so beautiful with lighted lamps everywhere in houses, temples and shops.
Karthikai is also sometimes pronounced as Karthigai or simply Karthika. It is a constellation of six stars that appears in the form of a pendant in the sky.
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