Happy Deepawali 2017 | Introduction | Date | Puja Time

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 The name of festive days in addition to the rituals of Diwali vary significantly among Hindus, dependent on the region of India. In several regions of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras (in Western and Northern region of India), accompanied closely by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali around the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife--husband relationship to the fourth day, along with festivities ending with Bhai Doojdedicated to sister--brother bond to the fifth day. Dhanteras usually drops eighteen days after Dussehra. Earlier Diwali night, people wash, renovate, and decorate their homes and offices.

About Diwali night, folks dress up in new clothes or their very best outfit, light upward diyas (candles and lamps) inside and outside their own home, participate in family puja (prayers) typically to Lakshmi -- that the goddess of fertility and prosperity. After the puja, fireworks follow, afterward the family feast including mithai (candies), along with also an exchange of gifts between family members and intimate friends. Deepavali additionally marks a big shopping period in nations where it is renowned. Diwali or Deepavali is your Hindu festival of lights celebrated annually in fall in the southern hemisphere (spring in the southern hemisphere).

Happy Deepawali 2017 | Introduction | Date | Puja Time
Happy Deepawali 2017 | Introduction | Date | Puja Time

It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and also lately Sindh Province in Pakistan.

 Its celebration includes millions of lights shining on housetops, outside doors and windows, across temples and other buildings in the communities and countries in which it is located.

The festival preparations and rituals typically stretch within a five-day period, nevertheless, the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the mysterious, fresh moon night of this Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika in Bikram Sambat schedule. In the Gregorian calendar, Diwali night falls between mid-October along with mid-November.

Diwali 2017 Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Deepawali Date: 19 October  (Thursday) 2017

Diwali Puja Timing 2017: 7:00 PM