Karthigai Festival October 2011 @ Sri Raja Rajaeswari Amman Temple (London)


Sri Raja Rajeswari Amman Temple

Dell Lane, Epsom, Surrey,Uk

Karttika, Karthika, Kartik

These names have the essential meaning ‘one who gives courage and happiness’. These are all names attributed to Muruga, the powerful son of Shiva and Shakti, the Mother and Father of the universe. They created Him from the elements of divine fire and holy water. He is the embodiment of bravery, having total faith in the golden spear, the vel, of tremendous shining light. This sacred spear destroys all negativity and fear in an instant. Karttika goes into battle against all dark forces. Spiritually this means that the aspirant must stand firm against all negative qualities, ignorance and fear with heroic courage. To do this you can feel that your heart is light and free and send out all unwanted feelings.