Karthigai (Krithigai) 2024 Dates in Tamil Calendar

In the Tamil calendar, the Krithigai star is an important event that occurs each month. The day when the moon aligns with the Krithigai star is considered auspicious, and it is celebrated as a monthly festival known as “Monthly Krithigai” or “Monthly Kartigai.”

This monthly celebration is dedicated to Lord Murugan, a deity worshipped for his bravery and wisdom. Devotees observe special rituals, offer prayers, light lamps, and visit temples to seek Lord Murugan’s blessings. The rituals and customs followed during Monthly Krithigai are similar to those of the annual Krithigai festival.

The exact date of Monthly Krithigai varies each month based on the alignment of the moon with the Krithigai star in the Tamil month of Karthigai. We have listed out the specific date of Monthly Krithigai for each month starting from January to December

Karthigai (Krithigai) 2024 Date - January to December

DateDayName of Festival
January 20, 2024SaturdayMasik Karthigai
February 16, 2024FridayMasik Karthigai
March 15, 2024FridayMasik Karthigai
April 11, 2024ThursdayMasik Karthigai
May 8, 2024WednesdayMasik Karthigai
June 5, 2024WednesdayMasik Karthigai
July 2, 2024TuesdayMasik Karthigai
July 29, 2024MondayMasik Karthigai
August 26, 2024MondayMasik Karthigai
September 22, 2024SundayMasik Karthigai
October 19, 2024SaturdayMasik Karthigai
November 16, 2024SaturdayKarthigai Deepam
December 13, 2024FridayMasik Karthigai

What is Karthigai?

Karthigai is the eighth month of the Tamil calendar. Karthigai Masam starts on November 17 and ends on December 15. This month is named after the Tamil star Krithiga. According to Tamil beliefs, Karthigai Masam is the favorite month of Lord Murugan, Lord Shiva, and Lord Vishnu. There are so many important festivals celebrated this month.

There is a tradition of Shiva pooja every Monday of the month, Karthigai. The day when the Tamil star Bharani falls during the Karthigai Masam, this auspicious day is celebrated as Bharani Deepam.

Krithigai 2024 Dates

Karthigai deepam is a festival of lights and is also a story of 7 stars. This karthigai deepam is also celebrated in some of the neighboring States such as kerala, andhra and karnataka at the same time. As the lamps are lighted the darkness in the house disappears and is celebrated grand in murugan temples. 

Every month karthigai falls on one day that day is referred as karthigai or krithigai date. Many people will be in fasting on that special day to workship murugan

When is Karthigai Deepam in 2024?

Karthigai Deepam is on December 13, 2024

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