Photo Album of Thrikkarthika

Thrikkarthika (Malayalam: തൃക്കാര്‍ത്തിക, Tamil: திருக்கார்த்திகை) is celebrated on the day of Karthika Nakshthra (Star) in the Tamil/Malayalam month of Karthika/Vrichikam (november-december).  On that day people light deepams (esp. clay lamps, candles, oil lamps) on their houses.  After lighting the deepams, people used to make sweet dishes like Therali Appam (by using rice, jaggery, coconut and therali leaves), Elayappam/valsan (by using rice, jaggery, coconut and poriyani/banana leaves) and also used to cook tuber crops.  Since people are using more tuber crops on this day, Govt. of Kerala has declared this day as tuber crops day.  This day is celebrated as Lord Subramaniya’s (Muruga) birthday.  The famous Chakkulathukavu (near by Thiruvalla, Kerala) pongala is happening on this day.  (snaps are from my house)












Elayappam/valsan

Therali Appam

15 comments:

Saru Singhal said...

Beautiful, love the diyas :)

kalaiselvisblog said...

wow... lovely snaps buddy.. loved d way of arrangement... nice info...

nicely captured shots...

sm said...

beautiful diya pics

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Fabulous pics-so nice that you celebrated Karthigai in full traditional style with beautiful lighted lamps. The Therali appam and Elaiappam look so yummy.Haven't had these for ages :)

Jeevan said...

Lovely decoration on home with lamps Krishna! Very beautiful :)

Nisha said...

Beautiful arrangement... Nice captures too.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of decorations with lamp.

Team G Square said...

Happy festival , last 2 pics made my mouth to water .

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Krishna,

Beautiful photos of lighting.They are enchanting.
Lovely photos of delicious preparations.Very interesting write up on the festival.

Wish you a wonderful day,
Joseph

Arti said...

Truly divine, wonderful captures.. thanks for sharing the festival with us.

R. Ramesh said...

nice ones yar

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Ash said...

Fabulous photos!

Krishna said...

@All
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R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful shots and those appams look mouthwatering.

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