Diwali will be celebrated on Sunday, 12 November 2023 from 05:40 pm
Diwali is the victory of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance, and the biggest sign of victory is light on the day of Diwali everyone bursts crackers and lamps, which should also be lit because this festival comes once in a year. Diwali, also called Deepavali, is a major Hindu festival celebrated in India and other parts of the world.
The most common story behind Diwali is the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom Ayodhya after defeating the demon king Ravana. The people of Ayodhya lit lamps to welcome their beloved king back home and this tradition continues even today.
People clean their houses and decorate them with lights, rangoli (decorative patterns made of colored powder), and flowers. Are. They also wear new clothes, exchange gifts, and prepare special sweets and snacks.
A list of 5 days Diwali festival is given below
|10 November 2023
|06:02 PM to 08:00 PM
|11 November 2023
|11:39 PM to 12:32 AM
|12 November 2023
|05:40 PM to 07:36 PM
|13 November 2023
|06:18 AM to 08:36 AM
|14 November 2023
|01:17 PM to 03:30 PM
- Dhanteras: On the first day of Diwali, on the day of Dhanteras, we all worship Lord Dhanvantari, who is the god of Ayurveda, that is, we wish good health for ourselves. Also buy new things, especially gold or silver items.
- Narak Chaturdashi: The second day is also known as Chhoti Diwali. It symbolizes the defeat of the demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna.
- Diwali: The third day is the main day of the festival when people light lamps to celebrate the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya. Lakshmi is worshiped and in Indian homes the women of the house are Lakshmi.
- Govardhan Puja: The fourth day is dedicated to Lord Krishna and his victory over Indra.
- Bhai Dooj: The fifth day celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters.
Special Traditional sweets for Diwali
- Kaju Katli: a diamond-shaped sweet made from cashew nuts, sugar, and ghee. It is a popular sweet that is often gifted during Diwali.
- Rasmalai: A soft and spongy sweet made from paneer (cottage cheese) soaked in sweetened milk syrup.
- Rice pudding: Rice pudding is made from fragrant basmati rice, milk, sugar, and dry fruits like almonds and cashews.
- Mysore Pak: A delicious and wonderful sweet made from ghee, sugar, and gram flour. It originated in the kitchen of the Mysore Palace.
- Mohanthal: A fudge-like sweet made from gram flour, ghee, sugar, and milk. It is a popular sweet in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
Why is Diwali called the festival of lights?
Diwali is also known as the Festival of Lights as it is celebrated by lighting lamps and candles in homes, temples, and public places. Lighting lamps symbolize the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.