Deepawali, also known as Diwali, is the biggest and most important festival in Indian culture and is celebrated over four days. It dazzles people with its joyful celebration and illuminates the nation with its splendor.
Diwali, one of the holiest occasions, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains for a number of reasons not just in India but also in southern Asia and other places across the world.
The event, which falls on the same day as the Hindu New Year, honors fresh starts and denotes the triumph of light over darkness. The Hindu calendar places Diwali on the fifteenth day of the month of Kartik, and each of the four Diwali days is marked by distinct, well-defined rituals that are observed with a spirit of joy and goodness. Diwali 2022 history, significance, Puja Timing, Muhurat, celebration & more details are here.
Diwali has a long history that dates back to ancient India. Most likely, it is a festival of lights that originated as a significant harvest festival more than 2,500 years ago. However, a number of alternative accounts are connected to the beginning of Diwali. The triumph of good over evil is a common theme in many of these tales.
The most well-known legend connected with Diwali is that of Lord Ram's return to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile and victory over the evil king Ravana. Ravana, the evil ruler of Lanka, kidnapped Sita when she was in exile.
Lord Rama finally defeated Lanka and rescued Sita after overcoming many obstacles and going on a protracted mission. The inhabitants of Ayodhya delighted in this triumph and King Rama's return by lighting earthen Diyas around the kingdom, giving out sweets, and lighting firecrackers—traditions that are still practiced by many who commemorate the festival today.
Every Diwali festival ritual has a purpose and a narrative to go along with it. Diwali represents the spiritual triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and wisdom over ignorance. The lights of Diwali symbolize a time to extinguish all of our evil intentions and fantasies, to banish all shadowy forces, and give us the vigor and energy to continue spreading goodwill throughout the remainder of the year.
The festival of lights is frequently observed by performing religious rites, adorning homes with candles and lamps, sharing gifts and well wishes, and setting off firecrackers.
|Amavasya Tithi Start||Oct 24, 2022 - 05:27 PM|
|Amavasya Tithi End||Oct 24, 2022 - 06:53 PM|
|Laxmi Puja Muhurat||Oct 24, 08:16 PM|
|Pradosh Kaal||05:43 PM to 08:16 PM|
|Vrishabha Kaal||06:53 to 08:48 PM|