A lamp being lit at Srikrishna Janmasthan temple as a part of Diwali celebrations. Image Source: IANS

October 23 : The auspicious festival of victory – Diwali 2019 will soon be celebrated across India in a few days' time. The festival of lights this year falls on October 27, 2019. While in North India it is called Diwali, the same festival is called Deepawali in South India. This year, the festival is extra special – as it will be celebrated on the same day in the whole of India. →Read about this.

This five-day festival will begin on October 25, with the festival of Dhanteras. It is the day when Hindu devotees will worship Lakshmi Devi and Lord Kubera. This special day is observed two days before Diwali. On Dhanteras, the right Puja Muhurat should be observed to be blessed with wealth, health and prosperity in the coming new year.

Diwali or Deepawali will be celebrated on October 27 and on this day, Lakshmi Puja is observed. It is called the festival of lights as it means that homes should be filled with the light emitted from diyas. This invites happiness, success, faith, love, and fortune into households. On this day, people celebrate the festival of Naraka Chaturdasi (Chotti Diwali). This festival commemorates Lord Krishna’s victory over the demon ‘Narakasur’.

Date & Timing of Diwali Puja Muhurat

The Lakshmi Puja Muhurat will prevail for one hour and that is from 06:57 pm to 08:24 pm

Sunrise: 27 October 2019 06:32 am

Sunset 27 October 2019 05:48 pm

Amavasya Tithi begins at 12:23 pm (27 October 2019) and ends on 09:08 am (28 October 2019)

Pradosh Puja timings extend between October 27, 05:48 pm - October 27, 08:21 pm

Pradosh Kaal extends between 05:52 pm - 08:24 pm

Vrishabha Kaal extends between 06:57 PM – 08:55 pm

Additional Information: The above panchang is generated for Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. To change the date and place, go to Panchang

Know the Dhanteras Shubh Muhurat timings also

On October 28, the festival of Govardhan Puja will be celebrated with a lot of pomp. It is also called as Padwa, Annakut Puja and Bali Pratipada. On October 28, Gujaratis celebrate their Gujarati New Year or Bestu Varas 2019.

On October 29, the festival of Bhai Dooj or Bhaiya Dooj will be celebrated. The festival signifies the selfless bond between brothers and sisters.

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