When is Diwali in 2021

When is Diwali in 2021

Diwali, also referred to as Deepavali, is one of the most prominent festivals of the Hindu community. This day is celebrated to honor the triumph of Good over Evil. On this day, Indians decorate their homes and shops with earthen lamps and worship Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity.

When is Diwali in 2021?
According to the ancient calendar, Diwali is observed on Amavasya (or new moon) — the 15th day — of the month of Kartik, every year. In 2021, Diwali will be celebrated on 4th November (Thursday).

Diwali is observed as a Gazette Holiday throughout the nation.


History and Significance of Diwali
Although, there are no official records stating the origin of Diwali; among many legends about this festival, one thing is common — the triumph of good over evil.

It would be apt to say that different parts of the nation celebrate this day for different reasons. The northern part of India observes this day as the occasion when Lord Rama along with wife Sita, brother Lakshman and Hanuman, returned to Ayodhya after defeating the demonic king Ravana. Since the night they came back was a no moon day (amavasya), that is why people light earthen pots on the night of Diwali. On the other hand, South Indians celebrate the occasion as the day when Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.


Further, it is believed that Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi tied the knot on this day. Alternate legends also claim that Goddess Lakshmi was born on the new moon day of Kartik month.

Diwali Celebrations across India
Hindus throughout the world celebrate Deepavali — the festival of lights — with utmost joy and enthusiasm. In every home, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi, along with valuable items, are worshipped. After the puja is concluded, devotees distribute sweets and gifts among neighbors and friends. Kids along with elders burst crackers and light candles for celebrating this occasion. From clothes to jewelry and furniture to crockery, almost everything on the shelf gets a re-haul. The aura of Diwali is so magical that people from everywhere come around to especially witness the fervor.


Dates for Diwali
Holiday Date Days to Go
Diwali 2020 Saturday, November 14, 2020 -291
Diwali 2021 Thursday, November 04, 2021 64
Diwali 2022 Monday, October 24, 2022 418
Diwali 2023 Sunday, November 12, 2023 802
Diwali 2024 Thursday, October 31, 2024 1156
Diwali 2025 Tuesday, October 21, 2025 1511

When is Diwali in 2021

Significance of Diwali Or Deepavali
During the festival of Diwali, people light up their homes and commercial outlets. Lord Ganesh is worshipped for prosperity and welfare whereas Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped for wisdom and wealth. The festival usually falls in the months of November or October and is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile. In many parts of the country, the festival is celebrated for five consecutive days. Undoubtedly, it is the most famous Indian festival, which is regarded as a celebration of life. In a few parts of the country, the festival denotes the beginning of the New Year. Deepavali is a five-day festival that goes as mentioned below:

The first day denotes the arrival of the new financial year for most Indian businesses. The business class worships Goddess Lakshmi for wealth.
The second day is the day of cleansing. People take oil baths and wear new clothes.
The third day is the day of the new moon. It is the official day of the Deepavali holiday.
The fourth day is the Kartika Shudda Padyami.
The fifth day, the final day of the festival, denotes the love between sisters and brothers.

2021 में दिवाली कब है? (Diwali 2021 Date)
4नवंबर, 2021(गुरुवार)

दिवाली पर लक्ष्मी पूजा का मुहूर्त (Diwali 2021 Laxami Puja Subh Muhurat)
लक्ष्मी पूजा मुहूर्त्त :18:10:29 से 20:06:20 तक
अवधि :1 घंटे 55 मिनट
प्रदोष काल :17:34:09 से 20:10:27 तक
वृषभ काल :18:10:29 से 20:06:20 तक
अमावस्या तिथि प्रारम्भ – नवम्बर 04, 2021 को 06:03 बजे
अमावस्या तिथि समाप्त – नवम्बर 05, 2021 को 02:44 बजे

दिवाली पर निशिता काल मुहूर्त
निशिता काल – 23:39 से 00:31, नवम्बर 05
सिंह लग्न -00:39 से 02:56, नवम्बर 05
लक्ष्मी पूजा मुहूर्त स्थिर लग्न के बिना
अमावस्या तिथि प्रारम्भ – नवम्बर 04, 2021 को 06:03 बजे
अमावस्या तिथि समाप्त – नवम्बर 05, 2021 को 02:44 बजे

दिवाली शुभ चौघड़िया मुहूर्त
प्रातःकाल मुहूर्त्त (शुभ):06:34:53 से 07:57:17 तक
प्रातःकाल मुहूर्त्त (चल, लाभ, अमृत):10:42:06 से 14:49:20 तक
सायंकाल मुहूर्त्त (शुभ, अमृत, चल):16:11:45 से 20:49:31 तक
रात्रि मुहूर्त्त (लाभ):24:04:53 से 25:42:34 तक

Diwali 2021 Calendar of 5 Day Celebrations
Diwali celebrations take place over 5 days with each day typically having different rituals and traditions. Below we have listed all the days of Diwali along with their calendar dates and a short description of what happens on each day:

Diwali 2021 Day 1 — Dhanteras: Nov. 2, 2021 (Tuesday)
This is the first day of the festival when people clean their homes and prepare for the events ahead. This is also a busy shopping day, when it is considered lucky to go to markets and buy gold or new kitchen items.

Diwali 2021 Day 2 — Choti Diwali: Nov. 3, 2021 (Wednesday)
The second day is when people start decorating their homes. Many families will put up string lights and start creating their rangoli, which are intricate designs placed on the floors of homes.

Diwali 2021 Day 3 — “Diwali”: Nov. 4, 2021 (Thursday)
The most important part of the celebration is the ritual that takes place on the this day. This ritual is called Lakshmi puja and is dedicated to the goddess Lakshmi who is believed to visit the homes of devotees on the night of Diwali and bring them wealth and good fortune in the new year.

On the day of Diwali, families get together to exchange gifts and have a large meal. Clay oil lamps or diyas are lit and rituals worshipping the goddess Lakshmi are performed. Many people wear their nicest clothes on this day.
Diwali 2021 Day 4 — Padwa: Nov. 5, 2021 (Friday)
The fourth day of celebrations is dedicated to the love between husband and wife, and men will often buy gifts for their wives. Many businesses open new accounts on this day as it is considered auspicious.

Diwali 2021 Day 5 — Bhai Duj: Nov. 6, 2021 (Saturday)
Bhai Duj (Bhaubeej), the last day of celebrations is dedicated to brothers and sisters. To celebrate their bond, sisters perform a special ceremony for their brothers for their protection. Brothers give presents to their sisters.
Diwali Date is Determined by the Hindu Lunar Calendar
The lunar calendar is often used for religious purposes and marks important days of worship whereas the solar calendar is used for day-to-day schedules and is sometimes called the civil calendar.

Like many Indian festivals, the date of Diwali changes every year. The reason for this is due to the Hindu calendar which is based on both lunar and solar cycles that are combined into one system.

Diwali takes place on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik (eighth month of the year)that typically overlaps October and November, which is the day of the new moon or Amavasya. This night is considered to be the darkest night of the year in Hindu mythology and is very holy.