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Kartikai Bonfires

Kartikai Bonfires
 
Arunachala is OM itself. I will appear on the summit of this hill every year at Kartikai in the form of a peace giving beacon." Kartikai is that day of the year when the constellation of Kartikai (the Pleiades) is in conjunction with the full moon - usually in November. On that night each year a huge bonfire is built on top of the hill and appears from a distance as a great fiery beacon. It is observed throughout the area and especially by the thousands of devotees who circumambulate the hill, like a living garland, slowly moving along the eight mile trail that surrounds the base of the holy hill.
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