Diwali is the most exciting and unique festival all around the world. It is one of the occasions when all the family members come together and celebrate the festival with gratitude, togetherness, kindness, and compassion.
This 5 Day of Diwali Festival for Hindus, each marked with different poojas (prayers) and rituals, and people send Diwali wishes Diwali messages to each other to show their love and kindness.
The most famous and grand festival of lights in the World, Diwali is celebrated to honor the victory of good over evil.
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5 Days of Diwali 2023
We as an Indian have a special love for Diwali – Children love Diwali vacations, Employees get bonuses, Housewives love to go shopping, and many buy the house, New clothes, Utensils, and
Ornaments. From this, you’ll come to know how auspicious this festival is.
What are the 5 Days of Diwali 2023?
5 Days of Diwali 2023 – Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdasi, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj.
This year Diwali 2023 falls on Sunday, 12 November 2023 (12/11/2023) followed by 5 Days which ends on Tuesday, 14 November 2023 (14/11/2023).
Every year Diwali falls in either October or November, depending on the cycle of the moon. It’s observed on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu calendar.
|Day 1||Dhanteras||10th November 2023 Friday|
|Day 2||Naraka Chaturdasi (Chotti Diwali)||11th November 2023 Saturday|
|Day 3||Lakshmi Puja (Diwali Festival)||12th November 2023 Sunday|
|Day 4||Govardhan Puja||13th November 2023 Monday|
|Day 5||Bhai Dooj||14th November 2023 Tuesday|
Diwali is the 5 days festival -each day has a different meaning.
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First Day of Diwali Festival – Dhanteras (10th November 2023 Friday)
The first day of Diwali is marked as Dhanteras ( Dhanatrayodashi or Dhanvantari Trayodashi) – “Dhan” means wealth and “Teras” is the 13th day of a lunar fortnight on the Panchanga.
God of Wealth Kubera, worshipped for wealth, and prosperity. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Dhanteras.
Many believe on this day the goddess of prosperity and wealth Mata Laxmi was born. People clean their houses to welcome the Maa Laxmi. It is considered to be auspicious to buy Gold, Silver, Kitchen Utensils, and Gadget.
- Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 06:20 PM to 08:20 PM
- Duration = 02 Hours 00 Minutes
Second Day of Diwali- Choti Diwali (11th November 2023 Saturday)
We get up before sunrise takes a holy bath and wear new clothes to perform morning religious rituals and festivities follow on.
Rangoli is created in doorways to welcome happiness and remove evil spirits.
In Some parts of India, we also celebrate Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja
Kali Chaudas is also known as Bhut Chaturdashi. Kali Chaudas is mainly observed in Gujarat.
A day before Diwali pooja, Hanuman Puja is performed. The day of Hanuman Puja coincides with the day of Kali Chaudas. It is believed that the bad spirits are most powerful during the night of Kali Chaudas. Lord Hanuman, who gives strength to fight evil spirits, is worshipped to seek strength, power, and protection from all sorts of bad spirits.
- Kali Chaudas Muhurat = 11:57 PM to 12:48 AM
- Duration = 51 Minutes
- Hanuman Puja Muhurat – 11:57 PM to 12:48 AM, Nov 12
- Duration 51 Minutes
Third Day of Diwali – Lakshmi Puja (Diwali Festival) (12th November 2023 Sunday)
The third day of Diwali is considered the main eve of the Diwali festival. The third day gives Diwali the name of “Festival of Lights” because everywhere your eyes go you’ll see the Diyas, Kandil, Colourful lightning, etc..
The Darkest Day of the month new moon day known as Amavasya is the most significant day of this five-day festival.
Families gather together to worship the Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh puja to welcome the goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity to enter their homes. In the Eastern part of India – West Bengal, Odisha, and Assam, people worship the Goddess of Sakti Maa Kali.
Mothers share their Diwali Sweet with their neighbors and vice versa. Childer are eagerly waiting for the firecracker and gifts from their parents.
- Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 06:12 PM to 08:12 PM (Mumbai)
- Duration = 02 Hours 00 Minutes
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Naraka Chaturdasi is celebrated because on this day the Lord Shri Krishna killed the demon Narakasur. Naraka Chaturdashi is falls on Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Kartik.
Fourth Day of Diwali- Govardhan Puja (13th November 2023 Monday)
On the fourth day of Diwali, people do the Govardhan puja and Bali Pratipada (Pandava). On this day Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hill to provide the villagers shelter. and asked the people to worship nature.
On the fourth day of Diwali, people do the Govardhan puja and Bali Pratipada (Pandava). It is believed that once when Devraj Indra got angry with the people of Braj for not worshiping him and started to pour heavy rain, In response, Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Hill to provide shelter to the villagers.
Govardhan puja is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm in the states of Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. In Gujarat, it’s celebrated as the start of a new year.
Bali Pratipada (Bali Padyami) is celebrated in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu, the victory of Lord Krishna over demon king Bali.
- Govardhan Puja Pratahkala Muhurat = 06:45 AM to 09:00 AM
- Duration = 02 Hours 15 Minutes
Fifth Day of Diwali- Bhai Dooj (14th November 2023 Tuesday)
Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the fifth day of Diwali. It is also known as Yama Dwitiya, Bhai Tika, or Bhai Bij.
Sister does tilak and prayers for the long and happy lives of their brothers.
Brothers promise to protect them in all situations. Sisters and brothers share there love for each other which makes the bond strong.
- Bhai Dooj Aparahna Muhurat = 01:30 PM to 03:45 PM
- Duration = 02 Hours 15 Minutes
In this way, we celebrate 5 Days of Diwali 2023.
The main day of the festival of Diwali is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia (except Sarawak), Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
This festival varies from state to state throughout India. Like in North India, this festival celebrates the return of Lord Rama and Mata Sita from the Vanvas after the victory over evil Ravana.
The day when Lord Ram defeated Ravan with the help of Lord Hanuman and rescued the Mata Sita from the Ashok Vatika is celebrated as Dussehra.
In South India, the festival is related to the defeat of the demon Narakasura, Known as Deepavali.
There might be different traditions and rituals to celebrate the Diwali festival but the main aim of the festival is to bring happiness, time for introspection, to contemplate and dispel our own darkness and take away the sorrows.
Let light shine within yourself, and also shine this light outwards.
The festival is celebrated every year with great spirit and enthusiasm. All the houses, shops, and streets light up making the place look so beautiful like a Jugnu in the sky.
Apart from these various rituals, and practices, this is all the common thing that all follow:
- Cleaning the Home
- Decorate the house with Diyas, Kandil, Rangoli, etc.
- Making a deliciously sweet, arranging a grand feast.
- Laxmi pooja.
Forthcoming Diwali dates
Diwali takes place on the following dates over the next few years:
- 2024– Thursday 31st October (31/10/2024)
*Note: Date may vary*
Essential tips to enjoy the festival of light !!!
- Do not eat Meat in this five-day – Hindus view Diwali as a vegetarian holiday and a time to cleanse mind, body, and soul.
- Wishing everyone a Happy Diwali Wishes, “Shubh Deepavali’ meaning an “Auspicious Diwali”.
- While stepping outside, prioritize safety and ensure one’s well-being.
- Wear traditional Dress for the Occasion – beautiful salwar kameez, Saree, Kurtha, dhoti pants or palazzo pants, etc.
- While going for purchasing in the market be safe from pickpockets.
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