A little before the world turns on their Christmas lights, Southern India lights their lamps to celebrate the festival of Karthikai Deepam. 

The Festival of Lights 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, on the day when the moon is in conjunction with the constellationKarthigai (Pleiades) and pournami, to mark the birth of Lord Muruga. 
Posted for Tuesday Photo Challenge – Lights

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