Diwali, one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals, is a five days festival which starts from Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj. This is a big Hinduism festival of light and colours. People in India mark this gala day with great pomp and ceremony.
Diwali Shubh Muhurat
This year, on the new moon day of Kartik Krishna Paksha, the festival of Deepawali will be commemorated on 27th October, Sunday in Chitra Nakshatra.
It is considered fruitful to worship on auspicious time in India according to astrology. A stable lagna is there for worshipping Mother Lakshmi. Performing puja of Goddess Lakshmi on Deepawali becomes her permanent residence. There is a special importance of worshipping Goddess Lakshmiji in the stable lagna and Pradosh period. According to astrology, there are three Muhurats after twilight. Let us know the auspicious time of Lakshmi pujan in 155 cities of 29 states of the country on Deepawali.
Date of Diwali, auspicious time
Diwali & Lakshmi Puja Date: 27th October
Amavasya Date Start: 27th October 12 noon to 24 minutes
Amavasya Date ends: 28th October 09:00 to 09 minutes
Pradosh Kaal – 5:50 pm to 8:14 pm
Mahanishith Kaal: Night will be from 11:39 to 12:30
Amrit’s Chaughadia will be held from 5:40 am to 7:16 am – from 7:16 am to 8:52 pm,
the third Chaugdhia of the third variable is being received from 8:52 to 10:28 while night.
Chaughadiya of profit from 1:41 to 3:17 – Night from 1:41 to 3:17,
so this time worship of Lakshmi in Pradosh Kaal is absolutely best.
Deepawali, known as line of lamps, is commemorated among Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists all across the country. There is a great significance of Lakshmi Pujan on this special day. This festival points the spiritual “victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance”. There is an air of freedom, friendliness and festivity everywhere. Preparations for this particular festival are started long before the festival such as cleaning and renovating of houses and offices, purchasing new clothes, gifts, jewelleries, earthen lamps, home decors etc. This five day festival incorporates mega festivals of the year – Dhanteras, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, Narak Chaturdashi, Yama Deep Daan and Bhaiya Dooj. According to Hindu mythology, there are various legends related to the celebration of Deepawali.
Birthday of Lord Lakshmi
It is believed that during the churning of the ocean, the god of Ayurveda, Lord Dhanwantri was appeared in his hands with nectar kalash on the auspicious day of Kartik Krishna Trayodashi which is a symbol of the beginning of Deepawali festival. This year, Dhanteras is falling on 25th October, 2019. For the expansion of medical science, Lord Dhanwantri was exemplified as Lord Vishnu on this earth. Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Kubera, Lord Dhanwantri and the god of death, Yamraj are worshipped on this day. Purchasing Kitchenware or utensils, gold or silver jewellery and broom is propitious on this special occasion.
This festival is followed by Chhoti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi, then main Diwali, Govardhan Puja and eventually end with the unique festival of brothers and sisters – Bhaiya Dooj. According to mythological beliefs, lighting the earthen lamps in the southern direction at the entrance of the house on the evening of Dhanteras forestall the sum of premature death. Worshipping Lakshmiji brings abundance in the house.
Return and Victory of Lord Rama
It is said that Lord Rama along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita returned to his kingdom Ayodhya after a long period of 14 years exile on the new moon day in the month of Kartik after killing the evil Ravana and winning his kingdom Lanka. In order to celebrate the returning of the mankind king Lord Rama, the people of Ayodhya decorated their houses and entire kingdom with the earthen lamps and firing crackers.
Protecting the three Loka and Lakshmiji
The goddess of wealth, Lakshmiji was under the ruling of the demon king Bali. He wanted to acquire all three Bali loka(Earth, Sky and Patal) as he was booned by the Lord Vishnu for unlimited power. Lord Vishnu in the form of Vamana avatar, 5th incarnation saved all the three Loka and Lakshmiji from his jail to continue the ruling of universe by the God. Henceforth, this day was symbolised as the victory of good over evil.
Diwali Wishes and Messages
Children burst firecrackers and adults buy new clothes, exchange gifts and gorge on sweets with their family and friends. The fourth day of Diwali is recognized as an important day of the year and is observed as the beginning of the New Year. People worship Maa Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth for the prosperity and abundance in the coming year. People make their loved ones feel special on Diwali by presenting gifts. They also wish their family and friends by sending cards and messages who stay away in other states or countries all across the world. People extend their wishes by sharing beautiful quotes and greetings on whatsapp, sms, e-mails and phones.
The light of each diya brings a glow of happiness on your face and enlighten your soul. Many social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are also used to extend greetings to near and dear ones. New dreams, new avenues, new perspectives and new hopes light up on the auspicious day of Deepawali.
Diwali Images on India Content
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