Diwali 2021: Diwali is a festival of happiness and light for the people in the subcontinent and Hindus all around the world. The festival of Diwali is celebrated to celebrate the victory of good over evil. For the occasion of Diwali, people colours and clean their homes. The houses are decorated with lights, candles, and mud lamps.
Everyone wears new clothes. People burn crackers and congratulate each other by exchanging sweets. Thus, Diwali brings happiness to all.
Diwali is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartika and on the night of Amavasya. Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped in puja known as Deepawali Puja or Lakshmi Ganesh Pujan on this day.
Diwali 2021 Date:
November 4, 2021 (Thursday)
Lakshmi Puja’s Muhurat on Diwali
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat: 18:10:29 to 20:06:20
Duration:1 hour 55 minutes
Amavasya Tithi Begins – November 04, 2021, at 06:03 PM
Amavasya Tithi Ends on – – November 05, 2021, 2021 at 02:44
Importance and Significance
Diwali or Deepawali is one of the most famous festivals of India. The Diwali festival is not only important for Hindus, but also in Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.
For Hindus, it is associated with the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya, after 14 years of exile and victory over the demon Ravana. On this day, he was welcomed to the city of Ayodhya, which was illuminated by the light of Diyas. Thus, there is a tradition of burning oil lamps that symbolize the triumph of good over evil and freedom from spiritual darkness.
It is also believed that Goddess Lakshmi was born on this day from the churning of the ocean, better known as Samudra Manthan. Later, the Goddess had chosen Lord Vishnu as her husband and married him.
The people also make preparations to welcome Goddess Lakshmi by doing Rangoli and Paduka (footsteps) at the entrance, prompting goddess Lakshmi to come to their home and bring prosperity.
Diwali is the festival that represents the brightness after darkness and victory over evil.