Diwali 2023 • Diwali Dates & Shubh Muhurat Timing
Rangoli with colours and earthen lights on the eve of Diwali festival. Date of diwali 2023 is November 12, Sunday.
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is India's most awaited and brightest of all festivals. Diwali is celebrated throughout the world, transcending religious and socio-cultural boundaries as a joyous reminder of the power of light over darkness, the victory of good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Diwali festival comes somewhere around late October to mid-November every year.
When is Diwali?
On the Hindu lunar calendar, the festival of Diwali falls on Kartik amavasya or the new moon of Kartik month. In India, especially northern states, Diwali is a five day long celebration that commences with Dhanteras on the 13th lunar day of the Krishna paksha (waning phase) of Kartik month. It ends with the celebration of Bhai Dooj that falls on the 17th lunar day of the Shukla paksha (waxing phase) of the same month as per the Purnimanta calendar. In 2023, North India and South India will celebrate Deepavali on the same day.
Diwali 2023 is on November 12, Sunday
7 months and 22 days to go for the event
Karthik Amavasya Tithi Timing: November 12, 2:45 pm - November 13, 2:57 pm
Pradosh puja time : November 12, 5:39 pm - November 12, 8:16 pm
What are the Diwali dates in 2023?
2023 Diwali celebration starts with Dhanteras on November 10, 2023 Friday and ends with Bhai Dooj on November 15, 2023 Wednesday. Lakshmi Puja, the most auspicious of diwali festival days is celebrated as the day of Diwali. Hence, Diwali 2023 falls on Sunday, November 12.
Women decorate a rangoli with earthen lamps on the occasion of Diwali festival
Diwali Calendar 2023 - The 5 days of Diwali 2023
|Day 1||Dhanteras||November 10, Friday|
|Day 2||Naraka Chaturdasi (Chotti Diwali)||November 12, Sunday|
|Day 3||Lakshmi Puja (Diwali Festival)||November 12, Sunday|
|Day 4||Govardhan Puja||November 14, Tuesday|
|Day 5||Bhai Dooj||November 15, Wednesday|
People light diyas on the ocassion of diwali festival in Ayodhya
Diwali illuminates our houses and hearts and preaches the message of friendship and togetherness. Light is the depiction of hope, success, knowledge and fortune and Diwali reinforces our faith in these virtues of life.
Diwali 2023 Shubh Muhurat and Amavasya Tithi Timings
|Sunrise||12 November, 2023 06:42 AM.|
|Sunset||12 November, 2023 05:39 PM.|
|Amavasya Tithi Starts||12 November, 2023 02:45 PM.|
|Amavasya Tithi Ends||13 November, 2023 02:57 PM.|
|Pradosha Puja Time||November 12, 05:39 PM - November 12, 08:16 PM|
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A woman gives final touches to Rangoli on the occasion of Diwali festival
The Story behind Diwali
Since Diwali is the resemblance of everything that is 'good', this festival has been the centre of many mythological stories.
Lord Rama returned to Ayodha on this day along with sita and Lakshman after he attained victory over Ravana, the ten headed demon king of Lanka. On this occasion, the local people lit earthen lamps and burst crackers to welcome their King and queen back to the throne.
This day is also celebrated as the union of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu in heaven.
In Bengal, this day is celebrated to worship the most powerful Goddess of 'shakti' - Devi Kali.
In the Jain culture, this day is of utmost importance as Mahavira attained the final 'nirvana' on this day.
In ancient India, this day was celebrated as the harvest festival.
Diwali also marks the death anniversary of Dayanand Saraswati, the 'hero' of the Arya Samaj.
Rituals of Diwali
Diwali is celebrated all across India in different forms and is thus an important National holiday too.
Diwali starts with Dhanteras the beginning of a new financial year, the second day is Naraka Chaturdasi, the day Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura; the third day is Amavasya, the day Goddess Lakshmi , the deity of wealth and fortune is worshipped.
The fourth day is Govardhan Puja and the last day is celebrated as Bhai Dooj , the day sisters worship their brothers and pray for their long life and well being.
Feasting, gambling, exchanging gifts among friends and families and bursting fire crackers are a must during Diwali. People also wear new clothes and worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day. This day is dedicated for the Special Lakshmi Puja.
In Southern India, Diwali marks the home coming of their ancient King Mahabali and people decorate their houses with flowers and cow dung to welcome the King. Govardhan Puja is done on this day.
In Bengal and other parts of Eastern India, Goddess Kali is worshipped on this day. This is known as Shyama puja.
In Maharashtra, Diwali starts with the worshipping of cows and their calves. This is known as Vasu baras.
Big Diwali fairs are held across the country. These fairs are centers of business and many artists and acrobats are seen performing in these events.
Diwali festival dates between 2020 & 2030
|2020||Saturday, 14th of November|
|2021||Thursday, 4th of November|
|2022||Monday, 24th of October|
|2023||Sunday, 12th of November|
|2024||Friday, 1st of November|
|2025||Tuesday, 21st of October|
|2026||Sunday, 8th of November|
|2027||Friday, 29th of October|
|2028||Tuesday, 17th of October|
|2029||Monday, 5th of November|
|2030||Saturday, 26th of October|