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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

2016 Diwali date : October 30 (Sunday)
2017 Diwali date : October 19 (Thursday)
2018 Diwali date : November 07 (Wednesday)
2019 Diwali date : October 27 (Sunday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Amavasya of Kartik month (Krishna Paksha)
Amanta - Amavasya of Ashwin month (Krishna Paksha)

2017 Diwali Puja Muhurat :
Jaipur - 19:20 to 20:23
Chennai - 19:23 to 20:12
Mumbai - 19:44 to 20:39
Kolkata - 18:37 to 19:35
Gurgaon - 19:12 to 20:17
Hyderabad - 19:24 to 20:17
Bengaluru - 19:34 to 20:22
Ahmedabad - 19:39 to 20:37
Chandigarh - 19:09 to 20:17


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]

Devotional Songs :
Aarti - Om Jai Lakshmi Mata
Chalisa - Maatu Lakshmi Kari Kripa
Stotram - Shree Suktam, Ashtalakshmi, Dhanalakshmi, Kanakadhara
Namavali - 108 Names, 1008 Names
Mantra - Lakshmi Mantra, Lakshmi-Ganesha Mantra, Diwali Mantra

Art Work :
Diwali Rangoli, Lakshmi Pada Rangoli, Diwali Greetings, Diwali Wallpapers, Diwali Images
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