Diwali is the most important festival in India. Not Only in India but it is celebrated worldwide in Hindu communities. It is called the festivals of lights. This festivals bring happiness and joy in houses. It is also called “ Dipawali ”.
This festival is celebrated for 5 days But this year it will be celebrated for 6 days Due to some astrological causes . Every day has it’s own importance and significance. In those days Diwali is the most special . Every day is celebrated according the traditions. Lord “ GANESHA ” and Goddess “ LAKSHMI ” are worshiped on the day of Diwali.
Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya Tithi of Kartik month ( According to Hindu Calendar ) and It is a 5 day festival which starts with Dhanteras. Dhanteras falls on Trayodashi Tithi of the same month. After Dhanteras it is the day“ Narak Chaturdashi ” or most people calls it as “ Choti Diwali ”. The last day of this 5 day festival is “ Dooj ”.
Why Do We Celebrate Diwali ?
It is told in Ramayana that on Amavasya Tithi of Kartik month ( according to Hindi calendar ) , Lord Ram returned to “ Ayodhya ” after 14 years of exile. He spend 14 years in Jungle. During that time Raavan Kidnapped his wife Sita , Lord Ram killed Raavan and freed his wife. All Ayodhya welcomed him with the light and glow lamps in all over Ayodhya. Since then Diwali is called as a festival of lights and happiness.
It shows the victory of good over evil. Because Lord Ram killed Ravan on the same day. In homes sweets are made and children burst crackers in joy with their whole family.
All 5 Days of Diwali-
|10 November 2023
|05:27 pm to 07:27 pm
|11 November 2023
|11:05 pm to 11:56 pm
|12 November 2023
|05:19 pm to 07:19 pm
|14 November 2023
|05:54 am to 08:09 am
|15 November 2023
|12:38 pm to 02:53 pm
Issue This year :-
Dhanteras will be celebrated on 10th November this year. Dhanteras Tithi will start on 12:35 pm and will continue till 02:00 pm next afternoon. Next day Chaturdashi will start on 02:00 pm and will continue till 02:40 pm next day.
On 12th November, this is day of Amavasya Diwali will be celebrated. The Amavasya Tithi will start on 02:30 pm and will last 03:00 pm till the next day which is 13th November because it will be Amavasya for more than half of the day, Govardhan pooja will not be held on 13th . Govardhan pooja will be held on 14th November and Bahi dooj will be celebrated on 15th November.
5 Days of The Festival –
- Dhanteras – Dhanteras is the very first day of the festival. On this day people worship Yamraj , Kuber. It is believed that on this day Lord Dhanvantari appeared with the nectar pot when the ocean was Churned.
- Narak Chaturdashi – it is celebrated just a day before Diwali. There is a myth that on this day ( according to Hindu calendar ) Lord Krishna killed Narakasura and freed 16100 girls from him.
- Diwali – it is the most important day of this 5 day festival. On this day Lord Ram returned his home with his wife Sita after 14 years after killing the Ravan and Ayodhya welcomed him with Lamps.
- Govardhan Pooja – It is celebrated after the day of Diwali. On this day pet cow , bull etc. are bathed and worshiped. Govardhan is made of cow dung. Lord Krishna protected the villagers by lifting the whole Govardhan Mountain on his little finger.
- Bahi Dooj – It is celebrated on the last day of the festival. It is dedicated to brother and sister relationship. It is believed that on this day Yamraj went to his sister’s house to meet her. Sister apply tilak on their brothers forhead.