5 Days Of Diwali, Diwali Date 2017, Diwali Muhurat 2017 And Puja Timing.

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5 Days Of Diwali, Diwali Date 2017, Diwali Muhurat 2017 And Puja Timing.


Diwali is the most important and famous festivals of Hindus across the globe. It is not just Hindu Festival but it is also celebrated by Sikhs, Jains, and Buddhists especially in India. Diwali is celebrated because of belief of return of Lord Ram to his home Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. People of Ayodhya light the city with Lightning lamps and Diyas (Clay Lamps) and welcomed Rama, Sita, and Lakshman.


Diwali is also a symbol of victory of Light over Darkness and Good over evil and most importantly it is a symbol of Goddess Laxmi coming Home. People worship Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesh on the day of Diwali coz it believes that it brings Wealth and Prosperity.


Do You Know Diwali Is a Five-Day Celebration?



Yes, it’s a Five-Day Celebration and each day has its own importance and significance:




   DHANTERAS – Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Dhanteras Puja Mahurat = 19:19 to 20:17

Duration = 0 hours 58 mins.


 Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi is the first day of five days of Diwali celebrations. On this day, Lord Dhanwantari came out of the ocean along with the God of wealth Lord Kubera. And he is worshiped on this auspicious day of Trayodashi. On Dhanteras Lakshmi puja should be done after sunset during pradosh kaal when sthir lagna prevails. Sthir means still or not movable. If you worship Goddess during sthir lagna, Lakshmiji will always stay in your home. It is the best time for Dhanteras Puja.


 On this day people clean and decorate their homes and Worship for wealth. Goddess Laxmi is worshiped on Dhanteras and there is a tradition of purchasing an expensive thing mainly Gold or Silver.


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     Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    Abhyang snan mahurta = 04:47 to 6:27

        Duration = 1hour 40 mins


The second day of Diwali is known as Narak Chaturdasi or Abhyang snan, on this day Lord Krishna defeated the evil demon Narakasur and made the people free from his terror. There is one more belief that people who do snan with sesame oil or til oil ubtan on Abhyang snan muhurt can avoid going to Narak. Abhyang snan and Lakshmi puja might be on the same day or a day before Diwali.



On Choti Diwali people wake up early in the morning and massage with oil before the bath to relieve the tiredness and rest so that they can celebrate the Diwali with full energy and excitement. People wear new clothes on this day and keep their house clean and decorated, pray, light diyas and burn a small number of firecrackers.


Narak Chaudashi is also known as Choti Diwali, Roop Chaudas, or Roop Chaturdashi.






     Thursday, 19 October 2017

         Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 19:11 to 20:16

      Duration = 1 hour 5 mins


Laxmi Puja is the third and main day of Diwali Celebration. On the day of Deepavali people should get up early in the morning and worship their family gods. Devotees also observe a day-long fast on that day and only broke after they perform Lakshmi puja in the evening. On this day Goddess Laxmi is believed to enter homes of the people and blessed them with good luck, wealth, and prosperity. Not only Hindu’s people of any religion in India decorate their house lights the beautiful diyas and Candles. People decorate their home and offices with Marigold flowers and mango and banana leaves. You can also keep mangalik kalash with unpeeled coconut at the both sides of the main entrance of your house.


Chopda Puja


Chopda Puja is also a part of Diwali Puja. People who are an entrepreneur, own their family businesses, Traders, etc who successfully managed their business are follows traditions. Even, today in modern India Businessmen’s follows religious traditions to seek blessings of their deities.


Mostly, Gujarati families are famous for performing traditional chopda puja to make their coming year profitable. In Gujarat, the traditional accounting books are known as chopada or chopda. So, they draw the symbol of Om, swastika and shubh labh on their account books. But nowadays in the era of computers, business requires Internet and laptops to manage their financial work. So, the Businessmen use a laptop as chopda and perform puja in front of their deity and draw SHUBH LABH & SWASTIKA on Laptop for good luck and wealth.


Everyone wishes each other, exchange gifts and mouthwatering sweets. At the end of the day, people enjoy and light firecrackers.






 Friday, 20 October 2017

       Goverdhan Puja Muhurat (Morning) = 06:28 to 08:43

  Duration = 2 hours 14 minutes

             Goverdhan Puja Mahurat (Evening) = 15:27 to 17:42

  Duration = 2 hours 14 minutes


On this day, Govardhan Puja is performed, Thousands of years ago Lord Krishna defeated Lord Indra by lifting Govardhan Mountain. From then on, every Hindu worship Govardhan. It is also known as Annakut Puja. On this day, food made of cereals – wheat, rice, and curry made of gram flour and vegetables are cooked and offered to Lord Krishna.


Bhai Dooj




  Saturday, 21 October 2017

    Bhai Dooj Tika Muhurat = 13:12 to 15:27

      Duration = 2 hours 14 minutes


The fifth and the last day of the Diwali Celebration is Bhai Dooj. This is performed after the 2 days of Main Diwali. According to a story, the Lord of Death (Yamraj) visited his sister Yamuna on this day after a long time. She welcomed his brother by aarti and tilak ceremony, Yamraj declared on that day that whoever visits his sister on this day will get relief from all sins. Sisters also pray for the long and prosperous life of her brothers. Brothers offer gifts to their sisters. Bhai Dooj is also known as Bhaiya Dooj, Bhau Beej, and Bhathru Dwithiya.


So, these are all five festivals of Diwali from Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj. Hope you all get knowledge and some interesting facts of these festivals.


         The whole team of wishes you all a very HAPPY DIWALI to you & your family.


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