|Festival of lights celebrated in Sivakasi|
26th November 2015
Festival of lights celebrated in Sivakasi
Karthigai, the festival of lights or Mini Diwali was celebrated with fervor in Sivakasi, yesterday. In front of their homes Sivakasians drew beautiful deepam kolams. For lunch Sivakasians prepared 26 varieties of side dishes, some with 19 and 21 varieties. Thirukarthigais delicious sweets Kadalai urundai and Pori Kadalai Urundai were prepared and eaten by Sivakasians and shared them with their neighbours, friends and relatives. At evening Sivakasians lighten earthen oil lamps (ahal vilakku) in rows all over the floor and walls and some Sivakasians has switched over to the scented candles in different colours. Sivakasians celebrate Thiru Karthigai with enthusiasm, religious fervour by lighting lamps and bursting crackers.