Bharani Deepam 2016 Date at Tiruvannamalai Temple

Bharani Deepam marks the beginning of the Karthigai Deepam festival at the world famous Tiruvannamalai Shiva TempleSri Arunachaleswarar Temple – in Tamil Nadu. Bharani Deepam 2016 date is December 12, Monday. Lighting of this Deepam or lamp is an important ceremony at the Tiruvannamalai temple on the Bharani Nakshatram day in Kartika Masam.

The flame for lighting the Tiruvannamalai Maha Deepam atop the Arunachala Mountain is carried from the Bharani Deepam.

A flame lit from five different lamps symbolizing earth, air, fire, water and ether is the Bharani Deepam.