Karthigai Lights and Christmas Deepam
In our house we have a tradition. On the day of Kaarthigai Deepam (the day we light oil lamps and pray to lord Kaarthikeya and eat Pori Urundai's), we also put on the Christmas lights. The Kaarthigai day in the US also coincides with my star birthday in India as they are around 12 hours ahead and overall turns out to be a great experience.
In summary, I get to eat pori urundai's every year for my Birthday!
The oil lamps come back in the next two days but the Christmas lights stay on till the New years!
This year daddy Narayanan aka limpy Narayanan was given an ultimatum by the kids. Either get on the ladder and put on the lights with help from mommy and the kids or go hire someone to put on the lights, NOW!
With a lot of help from the three of them, the lights were up after an hour..
We also celebrated with the kids lighting lamps (or switching on battery operated lamps that look like real lamps)and placing them inside and outside the house!
Notice daddy's slight paunch. 15 days of eating, limping and no calorie burning and trying on pants a tad smaller on the waist can do that!
A full moon night as always for Kaarthigai and this year it coincided with an eclipse in many parts of the world. The moon as seen at 400mm and ..
and back lighting our house..
We had one busy day. Children's party in the morning. Lighting up the house in the evening!
This special day was made possible thanks to isolation from the internet. We are now planning to cut the internet cable on festival days as a policy!
Hope those of you who celebrate Kaarthigai, had a great day yesterday!