One of the most important festivals in south India; commonly celebrated among Tamilians. This is celebrated right on the first day of the tamil month karthigai. Row of Akal Vilakkus (oil lit lamps) lit as an auspicious symbol in every house. It is believed to drive out the evils and bring in prosperity and joy to one’s house. Also we prepare peanut laddus and offer these laddus and fruits to god followed by puja. Moreover we decorate the akal vilakkus with flowers of different colours and by painting them.We had a very good time in our house by liting row of deepams around evening time; both my son and my daughter helped me a lot in painting and arranging them.