Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Ashburn, United States with DST adjustment (if applicable). Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.
2020 Gujarati Diwali Calendar
Choghadiya Muhurats are very popular in western India especially in Gujarat and some regions of Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Choghadiya Muhurat(s) are easily available during most parts of the day and widely used during Deepavali festivities.
Most people in these states do Deepavali shopping during certain auspicious days. The most significant items which are bought during festival season are gold and silver in the form of jewellery and coins. Apart from jewellery people buy electronic goods, clothes and account books. The deity idols, Puja Yantra and other Puja items needed during Diwali are also bought during certain auspicious timings.
In most years, Pushya Nakshatra prevails few days before Dhanteras and people use it to do Diwali shopping. If Pushya Nakshatra falls on Sunday and Thursday, it creates Ravi Pushya Yoga and Guru Pushya Yoga respectively and considered highly auspicious to purchase new items and to start new businesses and ventures. It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born during Pushya Nakshatra and due to this belief Pushya Nakshatra is considered auspicious for wealth augmenting activities.
Apart from Pushya Nakshatra day, Dhanteras day is also considered auspicious to make big purchases for Diwali season. It is believed that the auspicious day of Dhanteras has blessings not only of Goddess Lakshmi but also of Lord Kubera.