Yesterday we celebrated Karthigai Deepam at home. Lord Murugan was born in this month and the whole of this we will be lighting lamps(Agal Vilakku) at home and yesterday is Thirukarthigai, for which we will decorate the house with many lamps. In the evening a Jyothi called "Annamalai Jyothi" will be lighted at Thiruvannamalai, which we never miss to watch it in TV. It wil very tough to go to Thiruvannamalai during this day, as the town will be loaded with crores of people from the entire Tamilnadu.
On this day we will fast from the morning and prepare the food in the evening. After completing the pooja and offerings to GOD, we will see the lamps glowing and then only we will have our food. On this special occasion the food also will so special. I prepared Sakkarai Pongal, Aviyal, Avarakkai Sambar, Vazhakkai Varuval, Rasam and Pappads.