Diwali 2023 Date & Time, Deepavali Story, Calendar, Countdown

Diwali 2023 Date & Time, Deepavali Calendar, Story, Countdown Start, Amavasya Tithi, Pradosha Puja

Diwali is a festival of lights and is celebrated all over India every year. Hindu people wait a whole year to celebrate Diwali. Diwali is one of the important festivals in India and it falls in a month if October to November. People of India decorate their houses and shops on the occasion of Diwali. Hindu people worship Goddess Lakshmi for happiness, prosperity, and fame. Sweets and gifts are exchanged between people. Not only Hindus, but people of all other religions also celebrate Diwali. All the private, and government offices, schools, and colleges remain closed for Diwali. Special holidays are announced for the Diwali occasion.

Diwali 2023

Diwali 2023

Diwali is a traditional festival that lasts for a minimum of five days. It starts from Dhanteras and ends on Bhai Duj. This year Diwali will be celebrated on 12th November. In 2023, people can do Lakshmi Puja Muhurat from 05:40 pm to 07:36 pm on November 12th. Diwali is the best time for businessmen as maximum people in India do purchases for their families. There is a tradition of buying new clothes, new utensils or ornaments on this occasion.

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Diwali 2023 Overview

Name of the articleDiwali 2023
Date of Diwali 202312th November
Also called asDeepawali
Start of Amavasya TithiFrom 02:44 PM, 12th November
Start of Amavasya TithiTill 02:56 PM, 13th November
Laxmi Puja Muhurat5:40:57 PM to 07:36:50,  12th November

Importance of Diwali

Diwali is celebrated as Lord Rama returned from 14 years of exile. During the most famous festival in India, people worship Lord Ganesh for prosperity and welfare and Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for wisdom and wealth. There is a special time according to which pooja is done. After the completion of the pooja, people light Día’s and burn crackers. Special food is prepared on this day as it is a big celebration day. In Maximum parts of the country, the festival is celebrated for five days and in some areas, the festival is also considered the start of the New Year.

Diwali Celebration Story

In India, Diwali is celebrated as Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after an exile of 14 years. Lord Rama’s brother, Wife, and Lord Hanuman also returned with him to Ayodhya. The day that Lord Rama returned was Amavasya that’s why every year Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya. The citizens of Ayodhya were very happy after seeing their Lord Rama coming back. So, to welcome Lord Rama people of Ayodhya lighted lamps and candles. It is also believed that Diwali is celebrated after Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura and the day Narakasura was killed is known as Naraka Chaturdashi.

Five Days Before the Festival of Diwali

Day 1Dhanteras   
Day 2Choti Diwali 
Day 3Diwali
Day 4Govardhan Puja
Day 5Bhai Duj  
  • Dhanteras– this day is considered a good day for a businessman as maximum people in India purchase on this day. As this is the first day of the festival, people clean and decorate their houses, and offer prayers to Lord Dhanvantri.
  • Choti Diwali– this is the Second day of the festival. On this day, Hindu people perform special puja and also exchange gifts and sweets.
  • Diwali- this is the main day of the festival. The people celebrate this day by lighting Diya and crackers. Devotees in India perform pooja as per the mahurat and after that, they start burning crackers.
  • Govardhan Puja– this day comes the next day of Diwali and on this day, people worship Govardhan Hill.
  • Bhai Dooj– this is the last day of the festival in which brother and sister perform the rituals. This day shows the love and bond between brother and sister.

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Diwali Celebrations

For this special occasion, people first clean their houses at least a week before. Most people also apply new paints to the walls and doors, as it will bring positive vibes to the house. After that people decorate their houses with lights, rangoli, and flowers. The whole family wears new clothes and performs pooja on this day. Hindu people worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Rama, Lakshmana, Sita, Hanuman, or Kubera on Diwali day. After all the rituals are over, people gather at one place and wish each other.

Top Indian Destinations to Visit in Diwali Holidays 2023

  • Jaipur- The pink city is one of the best places to visit during the Diwali holidays. The streets, shops, and walls are beautifully decorated. Specially, competitions are conducted for decorating the streets of the city.
  • Varanasi- The real beauty of the festival can be enjoyed at the riverside restaurants in Varanasi. It will be a perfect destination to spend the Diwali holidays. The best way to celebrate this festival is to experience special Ganga Aarti and earthen lamps.
  • Kolkata-The city is a good place to celebrate festivals as it is very famous for Kali pooja. Big pandals and arrangements are done to do the celebrations. People visit various kali temples to offer prayers and blessings.  
  • Delhi– Residents of Delhi have a different way to celebrate Diwali. Delhi is known for shopping during the Diwali holidays. Special Diwali mela, haat, and Diwali bazaar are made to attract a crowd. Another level of the crowd is witnessed in the markets of Delhi during the Diwali holidays.

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