Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara,
Thiruvannamalai Karthigai Deepam will be lit on Dec 12 2016. For non tamizh readers, here are the salient features mentioned in the picture below:
1. There is a new container for this year’s Karthigai Deepam as the old one is not fit anymore. The container has been changed after 12 years.
2. This task, traditionally has been done by the Nattar community. 4 people made this container in 15 days.
3. The container weighs 160kgs, 5 feet tall, has 1000 liter capacity and is fully made of copper. The manufacturing cost of the container is Rs. 1.75 lakhs
4. The Karthigai Maha Deepam is lit at the hill top on Dec. 12 2016 which 2668 feet high.
This link provides the details.
Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Smt. Sunitha Madhavan for the share. Ram Ram