Kartika Masam is an auspicious month and people are involved in worshiping Lord Shiva during the entire month. For the past few years the owners of Bhakti TV channel in Hyderabad are performing Koti Deepotsavam at NTR stadium in Hyderabad which attracts lots of devotees. The entire area gets a festive look. See few pics of Koti Deepotsavam performed in Nov 2017.
Main Entrance for General Public
Seemantham is a traditional south Indian way of celebrating baby shower. The same is celebrated in north India as 'godbharai' ('god' means lap in Hindi - 'd' in 'god' is pronounced as 'the' and bharai means 'to fill'). The celebration differs from region to region. Seemantham is also known by the names 'poolu mudupu' (i.e adoring flowers in the hair) and 'gajulu todagadam' (i.e wearing glass bangles) in Telugu. It is celebrated in the 5th or 7th or 9th month of pregnancy. Seemantham is one of the 16 Hindu samskaras known as 'simantonnayana' in Sanskrit. It is a samskara of the embryo / foetus that develops in the pregnant woman's womb. Usually, seemantham is celebrated for the 1st pregnancy only and not for the subsequent conceives. There are certain superstitious believes on celebrating the function. In the olden days, people believed that pregnant women are easily prone to 'dishti' or evil e