Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of lights. It is the biggest festival of Hindu community. It marks the end of a year. The next day to Diwali is the new year as per Hindu calendar. This year, Diwali festival will be celebrated on 19 October 2017, Thursday.
Diwali festival celebration starts from Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi. As India is diversified country, everyone celebrates Diwali with lot of joy.
Everyone make attractive rangolis, lighting lamps ‘diyas’, distributing sweets, exchanging gifts between friends and relatives and burning crackers on the festival of Diwali. It brings happiness and lights to the life.
Diwali 2017 Date:
19 October 2017, Thursday
Ekadashi: 15th October 2017, Sunday
Dwadashi (Vagh Baras): 16th October 2017, Monday
Dhanteras (Dhanvantari Trayodashi): 17th October 2017, Tuesday
Kali Chaudash (Narak Chaturdashi): 18th October, 2017, Wednesday
Diwali (Laxmi Puja/ Chopda Poojan, Devpuja): 19th October, 2017, Thursday
Gujarati New Year (Govardahn Puja, Annakut): 20th October 2017, Friday
Bhaiya Dooj (Bhai Beej): 21st October 2017, Saturday
On the day of Diwali, people performs Laxmi Puja at their homes as well as at work places. On this day, ink bottle, pens and new account books are worshipped.
The most favorable time to do Diwali Puja is after sunset. The time period after sunset is known as Pradosh. Therefore, no other Diwali Puja Muhurat is as good as Puja Muhurat during Pradosh.
For Diwali festival, all people do shopping of cloths and gold ornaments, which they wear before goddess Laxmi pujan. Children and all the ages of people burnt firecrackers to enjoy the day. Flowers, sweets, food, amongst others are some of the ways in which people try to start a fresh and welcome a new year of happiness.
Diwali /Lakshmi Puja 2017 Timings:
The most important ritual of Diwali is Lakshmi Puja
Lakshmi Puja 2017 Timing: 19:11 to 20:16
Duration: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Pradosh Kaal = 17:43 to 20:16
May this Diwali light up new dreams, Fresh hopes, everything bright & beautiful and fill your days with surprises.
Happy Diwali 2017!!!
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