Deepawali or Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival. People celebrate Diwali throughout the country.
Beginning of Diwali 2021
Deepawali comes from the Sanskrit word Deep which means lamp. On the occasion of Diwali, most Indians light cotton wicks soaked in oil or ghee in small earthen lamps.
The festival of Deepawali starts 20 days after Dussehra or Vijayadashami, which lasts for five consecutive days. The five days festival starts, on the day of Dhanteras. This year Diwali festival starts on November 2nd. On the other hand, on November 6st, this festival will end with Bhai Dooj. This year the Diwali will be celebrated on November 4th 2021, the day Thursday.
Diwali 2021: Significance
Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14 years. After conquering the demon Ravana, the king of Lanka, the townspeople celebrated by decorating the rows of lamps in the joy of his safe arrival. Since then, Devotees celebrate Diwali as the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.
Diwali 2021: Shubh Muhurta
Devotees believe that worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali brings happiness and prosperity to the family. The festival of Diwali starts on the first day of Kartik month according, to the Vikram Samvat calendar. Lakshmi Puja is also a part of the Diwali festival which, will take place on November 4th.
The auspicious time of Diwali Puja or Laxmi Puja is on November 4th, from 6.09 pm to 8.04 pm. This time is of Delhi-NCR. There may also be slight differences in the worship timings of different cities.
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Diwali 2021: Worship Method
Puja Vidhi means how to worship. Lakshmi is considered the goddess of wealth/wealth. On the other hand, Lord Ganesha is considered the god of wisdom and successful work. During Diwali, the idol of both Laxmi-Ganesha, are worshipped o Diwali.
Sweets like kheer, sweets, halwa and modak, are offered in Lakshmi Puja. Some devotees even keep a fast. They light a lamp in the name of their ancestors and god-goddesses.
Make a small heap of rice or wheat in the place of worship and light a lamp of desi ghee on it while, meditating on Goddess Lakshmi, reciting Shrisukta thrice. Offer offerings to all the deities including, Goddess Lakshmi.
Children light different types of firecrackers, fireworks in the joy of Diwali.