Diwali is celebrated with immense pomp and shows all across the world especially in India and Nepal. It is the most awaited Hindu festival and this year it is on the 14th of November.
After celebrating Navratri and Dussehra it’s time to celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights. The pandemic has tried to dampen the zeal of the festival yet the joy to celebrate the festival has not reduced. The day is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama, his wife Sita, and brother Lakshman to Ayodhya. Lord Rama was given a curse of spending 14 years in exile and she returned back to his motherland after so many years.
People of Ayodhya rejoiced and cleaned their houses. They decked up themselves and the houses. Diyas or earthen lamps were lit in Ayodhya and delicacies were cooked in all the houses. The festivities begin on 13th November, which is Dhanteras. The next day after Diwali is Govardhan Puja that is on 15th November (Sunday) and Bhai Dooj is on the 16th of November (Monday).
Diwali Puja Timings and its significance
Goddess Lakshmi the Goddess of Wealth is worshipped on the day along with God Ganesha. Many people fast to pray to the Goddess of Wealth on a special day, as the belief is that the goddess showers wealth on the people and their families who worship.
Diwali 2020 date
This year Diwali falls on the 14th of November, Saturday. The best time to worship the goddess on the day of Diwali is around 5: 30 to 5: 59 in most of the cities of the country. It is a custom to light the diyas and celebrate the festival with family and loved ones. The homes are cleaned thoroughly and most of the people declutter their homes to get positive energy in their homes. Rangolis are painted in the homes and people are dressed in their finest clothes to show their happiness.
It is a custom to buy jewelry or anything new during the festival to attract prosperity in the homes. People send warm wishes, regards, sweets, and dry fruits to their friends and family on the auspicious festival.
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