The meaning of our name
The meaning of our name:
A typical earthen oil lamp is called “Deepam”
Traditionally in Tamil Nadu for centuries, the Deepam Festival of Light is celebrated in the month of Khartigai, just before the full moon at the end of November or beginning of December. Its origin is based on a legend of Lord Shiva having transformed himself into a divine flame.
At Deepam we celebrate this festival with more than a thousand of little clay-lamps filled with oil. At dusk these lamps are lit creating a wonderful, serene atmosphere. Word has spread in the nearby village and in Auroville and we receive several hundred of guests for this occasion.