Karthikai Deepam or Karthikai vilakku is a Tamil Hindu, Festival of Lights. The festival is observed in most Hindu homes and every temple of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, and falls in the month of Kārttikai (mid-November to mid-December) as per Tamil calendar. This occurs on the day when the moon is in conjunction with the constellation Karthigai (Pleiades) and pournami. This constellation appears as a group of six stars in the firmament in the shape of a pendant from the ear. In Kerala, this festival is known as Thrikkarthika.
Vidhyaans of SVVM SCHOOL celebrated THIRUKARTHIGAI DEEPAM with great enthusiasm, fervor and pride. Children exposed to the essence of the festivals through Rangoli,collage making with lamp decoration , discussions and a variety of hands-on activities and projects.
Along with the enthusiasm, fun and activities of celebrations, the qualities of sensitivity, simplicity and creativity is highlighted.
The Importance of religious festivals at schools:
The celebrations, customs and rituals of any institution reveal a great deal about its culture. How people link their past with their present, what behaviors are reinforced, what assumptions are at work and what is valued?