Diwali 2022 Date: When is Diwali? Learn about the auspicious five days of Deepavali.
Diwali 2022 Dates: Diwali falls on Monday, October 24th this year. This auspicious Hindu festival is celebrated for five days. Continue reading to learn all about it.
The most important and holy festival of Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is quickly approaching. This auspicious festival is observed by Hindus to commemorate the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.
Diwali also commemorates the defeat of many demons, such as Narkasur by Lord Krishna, the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after killing Ravana, and Lord Vamana’s victory over Bali. On Diwali, people pray to Goddess Lakshmi in their homes and offices, performing the auspicious Lakshmi Puja and asking the goddess to bless them with prosperity, happiness, peace, and wealth.
Diwali is celebrated for five days in most parts of the country. The festival season begins with Dhanteras and concludes with Bhaiya Dooj. Diwali begins in Maharashtra one day earlier on Govatsa Dwadashi, though, according to Drik Panchang.
When is Diwali?
Deepavali, also known as Diwali, will be observed on Monday, October 24. The Lakshmi Puja muhurat will start at 06:53 and end at 08:16, according to Drik Panchang. Additionally, the Amavasya will take place from 05:27 pm on October 24 to 04:18 pm on October 25. The Pradosh Kaal will take place from 05:43 pm to 08:16 pm.
The Deepavali festival’s five auspicious days
Govatsa Dwadashi (October 21)
Govatsa Dwadashi, which is observed a day before Dhanteras, marks the start of the Diwali celebrations in Maharashtra. It takes place on Friday, October 21 this year. Hindus worship cows and calves on this day and give them wheat-based offerings. It is also referred to as Nandini Vrat on that day.
Dhanteras (October 22)
The Dhanteras Puja will be held on October 22 on a Saturday. Dhanteras, also called Dhantrayodashi, is the start of the Diwali celebrations. Both Lord Kubera, the God of wealth, and Goddess Lakshmi are worshipped on this lucky day.
Kali Chaudas (October 23)
On October 23, a day called Kali Chaudas, will be observed. It is primarily observed in Gujarat on Chaturdashi Tithi and is also known as Bhut Chaturdashi.
Chhoti Diwali and Badi Diwali (October 24)
Chhoti and Badi Diwali fall on October 24 this year. People will worship Goddess Lakshmi on this day, light diyas in their homes to symbolize the triumph of light over darkness, wear new clothes, and give gifts, sweets, and dry fruits to their loved ones and the less fortunate.
Govardhan Puja (October 25)
Govardhan Puja, also referred to as Annakut Puja, which this year falls on October 25, brings the celebrations of Diwali to a close. Indra the god was defeated on this day by Lord Krishna. On the Pratipada Tithi of the Kartik month, the festivities start.