Diwali 2017 Puja Dates
Diwali Puja Dates for New Delhi, India
Diwali or Deepawali is one of the biggest and most important festivals of the Hindu religion. The festival of Diwali commences from the day of Dhanteras and ends on the day of Bhai Dooj. This five day festival begins with Dhanteras and Narak Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali is celebrated on the second day. The festival of Diwali is celebrated on the third day, while Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the fourth day. Lastly, Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the fifth day.
Primarily, the Diwali festival is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Maha Kaali. However, Deva Dhanvantri, Yamraj and Lord Shree Krishna are also worshipped on the days of Dhanteras, Narak Chaturdashi, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj. Moreover, in this 5 day Diwali festival on the day of Kartik Amavasya is considered to be very significant. On this day, Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped, and along with Goddess Lakshmi; Lord Ganesha, Goddess Saraswati and Maha Kaali are also worshipped.
On the day of Diwali, the most auspicious time or Lakshmi Puja Muhurat is after the sunset in Pradosh Kaal, because Lakshmi Puja or Diwali Puja on the day of Amavasya in Pradosh Kaal holds great importance. On the other hand, Goddess Maha Kaali is worshipped in the Mahanishita Kaal. However, this muhurat is appropriate for pandits and tantriks. Apart from home, Diwali Puja is also done in the offices and in the factories. Business worship their accounts and the machines.
There are some renowned scriptures which are known for the festival of Diwali. It is believed that on the day of Kartik Amavasya, Lord Rama returned Ayodhya after his 14 year banishment and Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama. On the return of Lord Rama, people of Ayodhya celebrated the day by lighting diyas. Since then, the festival of Diwali is celebrated. Apart from this, Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura and ended the terror of the demon making all the saints to get rid of him. And, after this only Narak Chaturdashi and Diwali is celebrated on Kartik Chaturdashi and Amavasya. Diwali is celebrated with different rituals in different states of India.
Get to know when Diwali would be celebrated with Diwali Puja Calendar and get enlightened with the Lakshmi Puja Vidhi? The following Diwali dates or Laxmi Puja muhurat is for Delhi, India. If you wish to check the Diwali date or muhurat for your city, you can do that using the option provided on this page.
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