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Diwali 2021 : Days, Date and Time

Diwali 2021 : It is one of the main Hindus festival celebrations that continues for 5 days.

This day is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartik Month according to the Indian Calendar. 

It is also falls on Amavasya Tithi i.e. New Moon day. The Amavasya period is when the moon is on the opposite side of the sun by 12 degrees. 

5 Days Celebration of Diwali 2021 

On all the 5 days Hindus lit the Diyas and put it out of the houses. 

Also decorated their houses by sling lights. 

So, Here is the list of all these 5days of Diwali 2021. 

  • 1st Day – 2nd November, 2021 (Tuesday) : Dhanteras, Dwadashi

This is the first day of the Diwali celebration. People usually clean their houses and prepare for ongoing celebrations. 

This day is also known as the utensils and gold or silver shopping day. 

Because on this day according to the hindu mythology, it is auspicious to buy gold, silver or kitchen items. 

  • 2nd Day – 3rd November, 2021 (Wednesday) : Chhoti Diwali, Trayodashi

The Second day of the Diwali celebration. 

People start to decorate their homes. Make Rangolis and string lights on their homes. 

  • 3rd Day – 4th November, 2021 (Thursday) : Diwali, Amavasya 

It is the most important and third day of the Diwali celebration. People worship the goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesh on this day. 

The kheer is prepared on this day to offer Goddess Lakshmi. 

This day is also marked as The Lord Ram returns to his home Ayodhya with Goddess Sita and his Brother Laxman after completing 14 years of deportment (Vanvash).

The Auspicious Time for worship is 6:09pm to 8:04pm. 

The Worship can be done at home or at temples. Many People wear new clothes on this day. 

We go to each other’s homes on this day and give sweets or gifts to them and wish Happy Diwali to each other.

  • 4th Day – 5th November, 2021 (Friday) :Goverdhan Puja, Pratipada

This is the fourth day of Diwali celebration. 

This day is known as Goverdhan Puja. 

People worship the Lord Krishna on this day and also make an idol of Lord Krishna by the use of cow dung. 

Because Cow is the most loving animal of Lord Krishna. 

Auspicious Time of Govardhan Puja 2021

5:28am to 7:55am morning time 

5:16pm to 5:43pm evening time 

Many People prepare mixed veg on this day to offer to Lord Krishna. 

  • 5th Day – 6th November, 2021 (Saturday) : Bhai Dhuj, Dwitiya

It is the fifth and last day of Diwali celebration. This day is celebrated with siblings because it is dedicated to brothers and sisters. 

The day belongs to celebrating the bond of siblings. The sisters perform some rituals on this day to protect their brothers and give them Mishri and coconut. 

Why is Diwali celebrated in India?

Diwali is the festival of lights and is the most important festival in India celebrated by millions of Indians.

 It is the main festival of Hindu but is also celebrated by Jains and Sikhs too. There are many historical and mythological reasons behind this great Indian festival.

Different reasons why India celebrates Diwali

Here are these reasons why different parts of India celebrate the festival of lights –

  • North Indians celebrate Diwali as Lord Ram returns to Ayodhya. After 14 years of exile, Ram along with his wife Sita and brother Laxman returned home.

Since it was a new moon day and was dark, his subjects lit diyas across the kingdom that day.This tradition is still followed by people.

  • South Indian people celebrate Diwali in different styles even among the states. Kerala generally does not celebrate Diwali. 

Many People say that this may be because King Bali (a virtuous demon king) was killed on this day. 

  • The other three states celebrate the occasion in honor of Lord Krishna’s consort Satyabhama killing the demon king — Narakasura and freeing thousands of girls in his Auspicious captivity.

 It is celebrated a day before Diwali, and the occasion is called Naraka Chaturdashi i.e. Chhoti Diwali. 

  • In West India, Diwali is considered as the start of a new year and is predominantly about worshipping the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. It’s the festival of light and wealth, especially in Gujarat. 

Many events related to prosperity like opening new offices, sealing marriages or buying vehicles are scheduled for Diwali. 

It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi comes to their homes and blesses them with wealth and prosperity for the coming year.

  • East Indians celebrate Diwali to honour Goddess Kali, the fierce avatar of  Goddess Durga.

Along with Durga Puja, Kali Puja is a big event in Bengal and Assam.

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