Sunday, September 1, 2019

Diwali 2019 Date - October 27 - When is Diwali in 2019? - Dhanteras, Bhai Dooj Festival Dates

Diwali is celebrated on October 27, 2019 (Sunday). Diwali means 'arrangement of lights in a row'.

Note: Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya (Oct 27th) in most parts of India. In Tamil Nadu, Deepavali is celebrated on Narak Chaturdasi October 27, 2019 (Sunday)

Why Diwali is Celebrated?

Diwali is celebrated for many reasons. It is the day on which Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in forest. The whole country is decorated with lights to welcome Lord Ram.

Many will pray Goddess Lakshmi to grant them wealth. It is also the beginning of new year Vikram Samvat in Gujarat.

Diwali Rituals:

On Diwali, People will wake up early in the morning, take oil bath, wear new dress, do puja in their home by offering varieties of sweets to god and burst crackers. 

The courtyard will be decorated with colourful Rangoli and flowers. Devotees will go to temple to have darshan of God.

Greetings and gifts will be exchanged with neighbours and relatives. At night, whole nation will decorate their house with diya - the traditional lamp.

The preparation for Diwali Festival begins months in advance. Tickets in trains, buses, flight would be sold off the day booking starts. Textile shops will be flooded with people to buy new clothes in the months leading to Diwali.

Important Dates during Diwali:

1) Dhanteras - Oct 25th - Friday - The auspicious day to buy Gold, Silver, Steel. Also known as Dhan Tryodashi.

2) Naraka Chaturdasi - Oct 26th - Saturday - Lord Krishna and Goddess Satyabhama destroyed Narakasura on this day - Also known as Kali Chaudas / Choti Diwali

3) Diwali Oct 27th - Sunday - Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya, after spending 14 years in forest, on Diwali. Also known as Badi Diwali / Lakshmi Puja. Diwali is celebrated on Amavasya

4) Govardhan Puja - Oct 28th - Monday - Also known as Bali Pratipada / Padwa / Kartika Shudda Padyami 

In Karnataka, Deepavali (Bali Padya) Go Puja, Baleendra Puja is celebrated on October 28, 2019 (Monday)

5) Bhai Dooj Oct 29th - Tuesday - Sisters invite their brothers to their homes on Bhai Dooj. Also known as Bhai Bheej / Bhhaya Duj

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Next Year Diwali:
In 2020, Diwali is on November 14, 2020 (Saturday)