Diwali 2021 Date and All Information

diwali 2021 date and all information

Diwali 2021 Date and All Information

diwali date 2021 :

Diwali 2021 Day 3 — “Diwali”: Nov. 4, 2021 (Thursday) we will celebrate Diwali  2021 (04/11/2021). and Choti Diwali: Nov. 3, 2021 (Wednesday). Dhanteras: Nov. 2, 2021 (Tuesday).

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Diwali 2021 Date and All Information

 

When Is Diwali in 2021, 2022 and 2023?
Diwali falls in either October or November each year, depending on the cycle of the moon. It’s observed on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar.

In 2021, Diwali is on November 4. (See calendar).
In 2022, Diwali is on October 24.
In 2023, Diwali is on November 12.

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The Diwali festival actually runs for five days, with the main event happening on the third day in most places in India. It’s associated with Lord Ram’s return to his kingdom in Ayodhya after exile and rescuing his wife from demon king Ravan on Dussehra. However, in South India, the festival is observed as the defeat of Narakasura. It’s a one-day celebration, known as Deepavali, that usually falls a day before the main Diwali date but sometimes occurs on the same day (when the lunar days overlap). The festival isn’t celebrated in Kerala though. Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of good fortune and prosperity, is the primary deity worshiped during Diwali. Each day has a special significance as follows.

The first day (November 2, 2021) is known as Dhanteras, or Dhanatrayodashi. “Dhan” means wealth and “teras” refers to the 13th day of a lunar fortnight on the Hindu calendar. Lord Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of medicine and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is said to have brought Ayurveda and the nectar of immortality to mankind on this day. There are several temples in Kerala and Tamil Nadu dedicated to Dhanvantari and Ayurveda. Legend also has it that Goddess Lakshmi was born from the churning of the ocean on this day, and she is welcomed with a special puja (ritual). Gold and other metals (including kitchen utensils) are traditionally purchased. People also gather to play cards and gamble, as it’s thought to be auspicious and will bring wealth throughout the year.
The second day (November 3, 2021) is usually known as Naraka Chaturdashi or Chhoti Diwali (small Diwali). “Naraka” means hell and “Chaturdashi” means 14th day of a lunar fortnight on the Hindu calendar. Goddess Kali and Lord Krishna are believed to have destroyed the demon Narakasura on this day. Demon effigies are burned in Goa to mark the occasion. However, in 2021 Naraka Chaturdashi will be celebrated a day later, on November 4. This is due to a quirk of the Hindu lunar calendar, whereby Chaturdashi Tithi (a lunar day on the calendar) extends until just before sunrise on November 4.

The third day (November 4, 2021) is the new moon day known as Amavasya. It’s the darkest day of the month and is the most significant day of the Diwali festival nearly everywhere in India. Lakshmi is worshiped on this day, with a special puja performed in the evening after sunset. Goddess Kali is also usually worshiped on this day in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam (although Kali Puja sometimes falls a day earlier depending on the lunar cycle). South India also celebrates Deepavali on this day in 2021, in accordance with Naraka Chaturdashi.
The fourth day (November 5, 2021) has various meanings across India. In North India, Govardhan Puja is celebrated as the day when Lord Krishna defeated Indra, the god of thunder and rain. In Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the victory of Lord Vishnu over demon king Bali is celebrated as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padyami. In Gujarat, the start of a new year is celebrated on this day as well.
The fifth day (November 6, 2021) is known as Bhai Duj. It’s dedicated to celebrating sisters, in a similar way that Raksha Bandhan is dedicated to brothers. Brothers and sisters get together and share food, to honor the bond between them.

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What are the 5 Days of Diwali 2021?
This year Diwali 2021 falls on Thursday, November 4th 2021 (4/11/2021) followed by 5 Days which ends on Saturday, November 6th 2021 (6/11/2021).

Every year Diwali falls in either October or November, depending on the cycle of the moon. It’s observed on the 15th day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu calendar.

 

Diwali 2021 Date and All Information

Day 1 – Dhanteras: (Tuesday- November 2, 2021)
Day 2- Choti Diwali (Wednesday- November 3, 2021)
Day 3 – Lakshmi Puja/Kali Puja (Thursday- November 4, 2021)
Day 4 – Govardhan Puja (Friday- November 5, 2021)
Day 5 – Bhai Dooj/Vishwakarma Puja ( Saturday- November 6, 2021)
Diwali is the 5 days festival -each day as its different meaning.

The main day of the festival of Diwali is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia (except Sarawak), Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.

This festival varies from state to state throughout India. Like in North India this festival celebrates the return of Lord Rama and Mata Sita from the Vanvas after the victory on evil Ravana.

The day when Lord Ram defeated Ravan with the help of Lord Hanuman and rescue the Mata Sita from the Ashok Vatika is celebrated as Dussehra. In South India, the festival is related to the defeat of the demon Narakasura, Know as Deepavali.

There might be different traditions rituals to celebrate the Diwali festival but the main aim of the festival is to bring happiness, time for introspection, to contemplate and dispel our own darkness and take away the sorrows. Let light shine within yourself, and also shine this light outwards.

The festival is celebrated every year with great spirit and enthusiasm. All the houses, shops, and streets light up making the place look so beautiful likes a Jugnu in the sky.