November 26, 2023 – KAILASA Celebrates Karthigai Deepam on the Last Day of the Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva Brahmotsavam
On this tenth and final day of the Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva Brahmotsavam, KAILASA joyfully shares the essence of the grand rituals and ceremonies offered by its global temples.
The Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva Brahmotsavam, replicating the ancient Karthigai Deepam Brahmotsavam of KAILASA’s Arunachaleshwara temple in Tiruvannamalai, stands as one of KAILASA’s main festivals—an unbroken tradition among the world’s most ancient religious celebrations.
On the final day of the Nithyanandeswara Paramashiva Brahmotsavam, KAILASA, in conjunction with the Arunachaleshwara temple in Tiruvannamalai, conducted the Maha Deepam, marking the pinnacle of the ten-day celebration. This ritual, merging the lamps from the morning Bharani Deepam festival into the cosmic effulgence of Paramashiva, symbolizes the profound oneness of the cosmos with its creator. Simultaneously, atop Arunachala Hill, a grand lamp illuminated for 11 days echoes the divine luminosity initiated during the Karthigai Deepam Festival.
The Karthigai Deepam Festival signifies the morning manifestation of the cosmos by Paramashiva and His evening presence as the Tejolinga. The Maha Deepam, lit on Arunachala Hill, culminates in the celebration of oneness with Paramashiva. During this sacred lighting, reminiscent of the moment when Paramashiva granted enlightenment to Paramashivashakti, Ardhanareeshwara manifested—embodying both masculine and feminine aspects. This cosmic manifestation underscores the ultimate truth that we are all beyond gender identity, resonating with the transcendental gender of Paramashiva.
Observing these divine events, where the cosmos unites in celebration of Paramashiva, has the profound potential to elevate all beings to the same space of oneness with the divine.
Additionally, the daily ceremonies and rituals in honor of Lord Shiva—Bhagavan Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva were performed. Abhishekam, Alankaram, Deeparathana, and two Yagashala Pujas were meticulously conducted in adherence to the ancient Agamic injunctions laid out by Paramashiva.
Supervised by the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism, the day’s rituals were broadcast live on over 534 social media handles and web televisions worldwide.
Alongside the festival, KAILASA Tiruvannamalai continues to offer free medicinal food to thousands of devotees and visitors as part of the Aushada Annadhan initiative launched by the Supreme Pontiff of Hinduism in Sri Nithyananda Jenmabhoomi as well as KAILASA Tiruvannamalai’s main premises. On this day alone, KAILASA has distributed over 100,000 free meals, and the count continues to rise.
KAILASA extends a warm invitation to everyone to tune in to its various social media platforms throughout the day, witnessing the sacred events of this festival and receiving the divine blessings of Bhagavan Nithyanandeshwara Paramashiva.
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