The five-day Diwali, starting November 10, includes Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj. Here’s everything you need to know.
Diwali, also known as Deepavali, the biggest Hindu festival, is just around the corner and people are already busy with preparations. It falls on the 15th day of the month of Kartik, the darkest night of the year according to the Hindu lunar calendar. This year, the Festival of Lights will be celebrated with great pomp and enthusiasm across India on Sunday, November 12th. Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. It is believed that on this day Lord Ram, Mata Sita, and his brother Lakshman returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of vanva (exile) and victory over the Sri Lankan monarch Ravana.
The five-day festival celebrates the light, prosperity, and cultural significance of India. These include Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdashi (Chhoti Diwali), Diwali (main event), Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj. Each day has its own rituals and traditions that emphasize unity, love, and the victory of light over darkness. It is a time when families come together, exchange gifts, light lamps and strengthen bonds. From dates to Shubh Muhurat, here’s everything you need to know about the five days of the festival.
Diwali 2023: How will Diwali be celebrated?
1. Victory of good over evil
Lord Ram along with his wife Goddess Sita and younger brother Laxman.
Ayodhya returned after 14 years of exile and after killing the demon Ravana.
King of Sri Lanka. The lighting of the lamp is believed to symbolize the people of Ayodhya.
Salute Rama with lighted oil lamps.
2. Day of appearance of Goddess Lakshmi.
According to Hindu scriptures, this was the day when Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, descended.
When God and the devil stirred, prosperity came out of the sea of milk.
3. Victory of light over darkness
Diwali celebrates the victory of light over darkness. What is the Deepavali festival?
Row of lights, festival of light diyas. People decorate their houses with lights and diyas.
lamps and candles.
4. Lakshmi Puja
It is a holy day to worship Goddess Lakshmi and please her in various ways.
People perform puja at their home or office, the place is cleaned thoroughly and the puja is performed.
Prayers to goddess Lakshmi.
5. Goddess Saraswati
Diwali is also associated with the worship of Goddess Saraswati.
knowledge and wisdom. There are many people who seek it by performing Saraswati Puja during Diwali.
This brings blessings for academic success and enlightenment.
6. Festival of Real Exchange
Diwali is mostly celebrated with friends and relatives and everyone gets together.
Together they visit each other’s homes and give gifts as a sign of love and respect. they are showing
We feel happy by giving gifts and sweets to our relatives, friends and neighbors. This
Festival of public gatherings.
Diwali 2023: What to do on Diwali?
1. Wake up early in the morning and take a bath before doing anything else.
2. First, people clean their houses and decorate them with rangoli (colorful rangoli designs).
colored powder), diya (oil lamp) and flowers.
3. Bring Samagri Puja for use during Lakshmi Puja.
4. In the evening, people perform Lakshmi Puja and seek the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.
5. Some people perform Lakshmi Puja through qualified priests or brahmins.
6. Visit relatives and neighbors and give them gifts and sweets.
7. Fireworks are also an important part of Diwali, but due to increasing pollution, people should use green crackers to celebrate an eco-friendly Diwali.
Diwali 2023: Frequently Asked Questions
1. When is Diwali in 2023?
Diwali will be celebrated on November 12, 2023.
2. When is Choti Diwali in 2023?
Choti Diwali will be celebrated on November 11, 2023.
3. When will Lakshmi Puja happen in 2023?
Lakshmi Puja will take place on the main day of the Diwali festival in 2019.
November 12, 2023
4. When is Bhai Dooj 2023?
Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on November 15, 2023.
5. When is Govardhan 2023?
Govardhan will be celebrated on November 14, 2023.
Diwali Calendar 2023 and Shubh Muhurat: All About the 5 Days of Deepavali
Day 1: Dhanteras or Dhan Trayodashi (November 10)
This marks the beginning of Diwali. On this day, people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera and buy new things that bring wealth and prosperity into their lives. According to Dorik Panchan, the Dhanteras puja muhurat on November 10 will begin at 5:47 pm and end at 7:43 pm. Travel time to Muhurat is 1 hour 56 minutes.
Day 2: Choti Diwali also known as Narak Chaturdashi (November 11)
Choti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdashi is celebrated on the second day. We praise the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura. Abyan Sunan Muhurat will begin on November 11 at 5:28 am and end on November 12 at 6:41 am. Deepdhan will be performed on Pradosh Kaal, which will begin at 5:29 pm and end at 8:07 pm.
Day 3: Diwali (November 12)
The third day is the main festival of Diwali and is celebrated on a grand scale. On this day, people decorate their homes with earthen lamps (diyas), colorful rangolis and lanterns. Lakshmi Puja is traditionally performed on the auspicious evening of Pradosh Kaal, which according to Dorik Panchan starts from 5:46 pm to 8:22 pm.
Day 4: Govardhan Puja (November 13)
The day after Diwali, Indians celebrate Govardhan Puja, a day dedicated to the worship of Lord Krishna. It is said that Lord Krishna saved the people of Mathura from Lord Indra by lifting the mountain known as Govardhan. Drik Panchang said that Govardhan Puja Muhurat will start from 6:46 am to 8:58 am.
Day 5: Bhai Dooj (November 14)
The last last day is known as Bhau Beej, Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj and celebrates the unique relationship between siblings. According to a report by Drik Panchang, the holy time of Bhai Dooj Aparan will begin on Tuesday, November 14 at 1:10 pm and end at 3:19 pm for a total duration of 2 hours and 9 minutes. Additionally, Dwitiya Titi will begin on November 14 at 2:36 pm and end on November 15 at 1:47 pm.
City-wise Lakshmi puja muhurat
New Delhi: 5:32 pm to 8:00 pm
Mumbai: 5:47 pm to 8:14 pm
Kolkata: 5:17 pm to 7:45 pm
Chennai: 5:52 pm to 8:08 pm
Bengaluru: 5:49 pm to 8:16 pm
Jaipur: 5:48 pm to 7:44 pm
Hyderabad: 5:52 pm to 7:53 pm
Chandigarh: 5:37 pm to 7:32 pm
Ahmedabad: 6:07 pm to 8:06 pm
Gurugram: 5:40 pm to 7:36 pm
Noida: 5:39 pm to 7:34 pm