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Diwali 2019 Calendar: Dates and Tithi for Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdashi, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj During 5-Day Hindu Festival

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The largest Hindu festival in India, Deepavali or Deepavali is just around the corner. It is a five-day festival which consists of a calendar full of important days (tithi), auspicious time, traditions, customs and rituals. Diwali 2019 will begin with Dhanteras on 25 October and conclude with Bhai Dooj on 29 October. The main festival comes with devotees on the third day which consists of Lakshmi Puja or Diwali. This year it will be on 27 October. There is a link to other festivities taking place in this period. Diwali holidays are a big thing because it is that time of the year when everyone in the family goes together to celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm and enthusiasm. This is why one should get their holiday calendar in advance. We bring to you a complete Diwali 2019 calendar with dates and auspicious Muhurta Tithi for dates and Naraka Chaturdashi, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj, so that you can & # 39; Prakashotsav & # 39; with your family and friends. To enjoy. There is also information on other festivals like Kali Puja, Yama Dwitiya, Bali Pratipada, Chitragupta Puja, Govts Dwadashi, Gujarati New Year etc.

Diwali celebrations vary from region to region, but a major part of the country dedicates the festival to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. Goddess Lakshmi is considered the goddess of wealth and prosperity, while Ganesha is the god of good fortune and new beginnings in Hinduism. According to Hindu mythology, the Ayodhya dwellers (people of Ayodhya) welcome Lord Rama and Goddess Sita when they return to statehood after killing Ravana and completing their 14 years of exile.

Deepawali or Deepawali falls on Amavasya, the darkest night of the Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya is generally considered inauspicious. However, when Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya, it is considered auspicious, prosperity-superior and joyful. Deepavali is celebrated on the fifteenth day (Hindu fortnight) of Krishna Paksha in Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar calendar, which corresponds to October / November according to the Gregorian calendar. The main day of Diwali is Lakshmi Puja, the third of the five-day period. Let us look at all the important days, dates and their importance.

Diwali 2019 Day 1 – Dhanteras

Dhanteras, also known as Dhanatrayodashi and Dhanvantari Trayodashi, kills the five-day Hindu festival of Diwali. Kartik, the thirteenth lunar day (Krishna Paksha) is celebrated in the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Dhanteras. The date of Dhanteras 2019 in India is 25 October (Friday). Dhanteras gets its name from a combination of two words – "Dhan" which means "Dhan" and "Teras" means "Thirteen". Buying gold or silver or utensils on Dhanteras is an important ritual. One should never buy a list of such things on Dhanteras.

The festival is dedicated to Dhanvantari, the Hindu god of Ayurveda. And since 2016, National Ayurveda Day is also celebrated on Dhanteras. The day is also celebrated as Govats Dwadashi, popularly known as Vasu Baras in the state of Maharashtra. Govats Dwadashi is also called Nandini Vrat and is dedicated to cows and calves.

Diwali 2019 Day 2 – Naraka Chaturdashi

Naraka Chaturdashi is the second day of the Deepavali festival. It is known by many names like Kali Chaudas, Choti Diwali, Naraka Nivaran Chaturdashi or Bhoota Chaturdashi. According to Hindu mythology, the demon (Asura) Narakasura was slaughtered on this day by Lord Krishna, Goddess Satyabhama and Goddess Kali. Name of this day & # 39; Naraka Chaturdashi & # 39; It is because it comes on Chaturdashi (14th day) of Krishna Paksha and saw the slaughter of Narakasura. Important celebrations like Yama Deepam and Hanuman Puja are also celebrated on this day.

Diwali 2019 Day 3 – Lakshmi Puja

The third day of Diwali 2019 and the main festival take place on 27 October (Sunday). On this day, devotees perform Lakshmi Puja. They worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. In states such as West Bengal, Odisha and Assam, people perform Kali Puja, also known as Shyama Puja or Kali Pujan. In Gujarat, people celebrate Chopra Puja, also known as Sharda Puja. Tamil Deepavali and Kedar Gauri fast are celebrated in the South Indian states.

Diwali 2019 Day 4 – Govardhan Puja

On the next day of Diwali, people celebrate Govardhan Puja, also known as Annakut or Annakoot. On this day, Lord Krishna saved Gokulwasi (the people of Gokul) from Lord Indra, the Hindu God of Rain and Thunder. He raised Mount Annakoot on his little finger to save his subjects. Devotees prepare various types of vegetarian food representing the mountain and offer it to Shri Krishna as a gratitude. It occurs on the first lunar day of the Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight) in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.

The fourth day of Diwali is also celebrated as Bali Pratipada in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. According to Hindu legends, Bali Pratipada or Bali Padami signifies the victory of Lord Vishnu over the demon king Bali. The fourth day of the Diwali festival is also celebrated as the Gujarati New Year.

Diwali 2019 Day 5 – Bhai Dooj

On the last day of Diwali, people celebrate Bhai Dooj, also known as Bhai Teka and Bahu Beez. Days like Raksha Bandhan are dedicated to brothers and sisters. It is called Bhai Fota or Bhai Fonta in West Bengal and Assam. This day is also celebrated in the southern states of India as Yama Dwitiya. Yama Dwitiya, the birthday of Chitragupta, the god of justice, is also celebrated and Chitragupta Jayanti is worshiped on this day.

If Dussehra signifies the victory of "good over evil", Diwali is "the victory of light over darkness and wisdom over ignorance." Lighting from diyas (decoration of clay) and candles is a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness. Diwali is about happiness, togetherness, unity and happiness. Negativity, ignorance and hatred for others should be eradicated and all should be embraced with love. May this Diwali bring all the right changes in our lives. Happy 2019 to all of us.

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