Date: Sunday, 27 October, 2019 (Official Holiday)
Diwali Pooja time:
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta – 18:42 to 20:11
Pradosh Kaa l- 17:36 to 20:11
Vrishabha Kaal – 18:42 to 20:37
Amavasya Tithi Begins – 12:23 (27th October)
Amavasya Tithi Ends – 09:08 (28th October)
Diwali, this biggest festival of India will be celebrated all across the country on the last Sunday of this month. The date is fixed in accordance to the Hindu lunar calendar. Diwali is also known as Deepavali in many parts of the country because the word means a string of lamps, or Diyas.
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The Main Theme: Victory Of Light Over Darkness
Various sections of Hinduism celebrates Deepavali for various reasons. Most Hindus celebrate Diwali thinking that Rama and Sita returned to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile on that day. It is said that the villagers lighted oil lamps to illuminate the path in the darkness. Many sections celebrate the festival to worship Lakshmi – goddess of wealth and prosperity. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on the first day of the 5 day-long rituals. The main idea behind the celebration is to kill the evil inside us and embrace the light of goodness, knowledge and prosperity. Buy Diwali Gifts For Employees.
Diwali Decoration, Rangoli and Happiness
People renovate their houses, make the interiors look fresh and gorgeous, cook tasty home-made foods and brighten every corner of their houses with beautiful Diyas. Diyas are little earthen lamps. In most houses diyas are placed on a Rangoli. Ladies create rangolis, eye catching patterns on the floor of their houses using colored rice, dry flour, colored sand or flower petals.
And people organize functions, burst crackers and do pandal hopping too.
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The Sequence of Rites and Rituals
Diwali occurs on the night when we can see no moon in the sky, in other words, the darkest night. During this time, millions of diyas, candles and lanterns are lit up in houses, mandirs and any sort of dark places. The 5 day festival starts with Dhanteras (Day 1), followed by Naraka Chaturdasi (Day 2), Lakshmi Puja (Day 3) and Padwa, Balipratipada (Day 4), and ends with Bhai Duj and Bhaiya Dooji (Day 5).
Day 1. Dhanteras (Friday, 25 October, 2019): The festival of health and wealth. People buy metal(but iron). Lord Dhanwantary and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped that day. Buy Gold Online and be blessed by the Divine Mother Lakshmi.
Day 2. Naraka Chaturdasi (Sunday, 27 October, 2019): On this day, people wake up early in the morning and performs a religious ritual with oil, flowers, and sandalwood. People burn several candles at different places in their houses. Buy Diwali Candles online.
Day 3. Lakshmi Puja (Sunday, 27 October, 2019): Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity, is worshipped on this very day. Buy Diwali Puja Thali online.
Day 4. Padwa, Balipratipada (Monday, 28 October, 2019): This is a festival for married couples where men will present gifts to their wives on this day. Buy gift for your dear wife online.. Buying Diwali gift packs online will save you a lot of money and time.
Day 5. Bhai Duj, Bhaiya Dooji (Tuesday, 29 October, 2019): On the last day of Diwali, the loving bond between sisters and brothers is celebrated with rituals, feast and a prayer. Buy bhai duj gifts online.
Traditional food for Diwali
Typically, families would eat home-made sweet and savoury treats in different colors and flavors. Ladoo, jalebi, gulab jamun and barfi are among the most popular sweets for devotees. People eat lavish dishes for fun. Order food online.
Diwali is the largest shopping period in India. People mainly buy new clothing, gifts and gold believing that investing in gold on Diwali bring prosperity and grace in the family. Indians spends billions every year to celebrate this grand festival of light. Visit The Great Indian Shopping Festival Online.
The Great Diwali Gold Rush
On the day before Dhanteras, people like to buy gold, praying to Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity. It’s believed that the buying precious metal like gold makes the family prosperous.
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