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Diwali | Deepawali

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Diwali

Diwali | Deepavali
Diwali
Description: Diwali is the most significant religious festival among Hindus. Diwali, which is also known as Deepavali, is also known as the festival of lights. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. At most places Diwali is celebrated for five days. [...more]
Also Called: Festival of Lights, Deepawali
Significance: celebrating victory of light over darkness
Deity(s): Lord Ganesha, Goddess Lakshmi
Key Rituals: Lakshmi Puja
Mythological Figures: Lord Rama, Goddess Sita, Lakshmana, Ravana
2020 Diwali date: November 14 (Saturday)
2021 Diwali date: November 04 (Thursday)
2022 Diwali date: October 24 (Monday)
2023 Diwali date: November 12 (Sunday)
Hindu Calendar Date:
Purnimanta - Amavasya of Kartik month (Krishna Paksha)
Amanta - Amavasya of Ashwin month (Krishna Paksha)
2021 Diwali Puja Muhurat:
New Delhi - 06:09 PM to 08:04 PM
Pune - 06:39 PM to 08:32 PM
Chennai - 06:21 PM to 08:10 PM
Kolkata - 05:34 PM to 07:31 PM
Hyderabad - 06:22 PM to 08:14 PM
Ahmedabad - 06:37 PM to 08:33 PM
Noida - 06:08 PM to 08:04 PM
Jaipur - 06:17 PM to 08:14 PM
Mumbai - 06:42 PM to 08:35 PM
Gurgaon - 06:10 PM to 08:05 PM
Bengaluru - 06:32 PM to 08:21 PM
Chandigarh - 06:07 PM to 08:01 PM
Observances:
  • Lighting Diya(s) and decorating home with blinking electric lamps
  • Bursting firecrackers
  • Cleaning and decorating homes usually by giving new whitewash or fresh paints
  • Buying new clothes and jewelry
  • Distributing sweets, dry-fruits and gifts [...more]
Legends:
  • Lord Rama - One of the famous legends of Diwali is associated with Lord Rama. It is believed that Lord Rama, his wife Goddess Sita [...more]
Recipe:
  • Gujiya, Karanji
  • Chandrakala
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Shakkarpara
  • Namakpara
  • Anarsa specially in Bihar and Maharashtra, Adhirasam in Karnataka
  • Mathari
  • Kaju Katli
  • Dry fruits
Attire:
  • Traditional Indian clothes
  • Indo-western
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