Diwali, or “Festival of Lights,” is an Indian event that commemorates the triumph of good over evil. Diwali will be celebrated on November 4 this year. Learn about Diwali, including how to celebrate it!
What is Diwali?
- It is the day when Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshmana, and Hanuman return to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in the jungles, according to the Hindu epic Ramayana.
- Apart from that, Goddess Lakshmi is said to have been born on Diwali during the churning of the cosmic ocean (Samudra Manthan). During Diwali Puja, Goddess Lakshmi is thus the most important deity.
- Diwali is a Hindu holiday that begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj.
When is Diwali this year?
Diwali is every year on Amavasya (or new moon). It is the 15th day – of the Kartik month, according to the Hindu calendar. Deepavali Puja on this day to honor Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. It is on 4th November, 2021.
What do people do on Diwali?
In general, the holiday represents the conquest of light over darkness.
- Diyas lightens and places them in rows around the parapets of temples and residences. As well as adrift on rivers and streams during the celebration.
- Rangoli, intricate designs constructed of colored rice, sand, or flower petals, are used to decorate homes and cover floors both inside and out.
- People leave their Houses’ doors and windows open. They believe in the hopes that Lakshmi will enter and bless the people with wealth and prosperity.
What are the events during Diwali?
- Dhanteras, the first day, is dedicated to cleaning homes and acquiring tiny gold objects. On that particular day, Lakshmi is the object of worship.
- The second day, known as Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali, commemorates Krishna’s defeat of Narakasura, as well as prayers for ancestors’ spirits.
- DAY THREE: On the festival’s main day, the family assembles for Lakshmi puja, a prayer to Goddess Lakshmi, which is followed by delectable feasts and fireworks.
- DAY FOUR: The first day of the new year is when friends and family drop by with gifts and holiday greetings.
- Bhai Dooj, Bhai Tika, or Bhai Bij, the fifth day, honors the kinship between brothers and sisters. On that day, sisters pray for their brothers’ success and well-being.
What is the best time for Diwali puja?
The accurate timing for Diwali pooja is:
6:09pm – 8:20pm
Its duration is for 1 hour 55 minutes.
Diwali subh choghadiya kaal:
Morning muhurut: 6:37am – 7:57pm
Evening muhurut: 16:11pm – 20:49pm
Ratri muhurut: 24:04pm – 1:42pm
Laksmi Pooja Vidhi:
- Clean your home for Diwali Puja Vidhi.
- Cleaning for Diwali is crucial. Sprinkle Gangajal at your place.
- Make a rice bed on the platform and cover it with a Kalash.
- Fill the Kalash halfway with water. Then add the betel nut, flowers, a coin, and some rice inside the Kalash, as well as mango leaves around the hole.
- On the Kalash, place a thali for Goddess Lakshmi to sit on.
- Make a lotus flower using turmeric and lay some coins on top of the thali to embellish it.
- Lord Ganesh normally sits on the Kalash’s right side.
- Lighten up diyas
- Pray to Lord Ganesh, apply tilak, and worship him with flowers, dhoop, and sweets.
- Begin the Lakshmi puja by applying a roli and rice tilak to Goddess’s forehead.
- Make a flower, dhoop, and sweets offering to the Goddess.
- Invoke Goddess Lakshmi by reciting the mantra.
- Perform the Lakshmi aarti and pray to the Goddess for your family’s good health and wealth before distributing the prasad to family members.