Deepawali or Diwali is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness. The word “Deepawali” refers to rows of Diya’s or Clay Lamps. This is one of the most popular festivals in the Hindu calendar. Hence the Diwali Festival is also called the “Festival of Lights”.
Diwali is not just a day; it’s actually the platter of entertainment, zeal, enthusiasm, celebrated over a period of five days. Diwali is considered to be the most important festival for the Hindus. It is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartika, according to the Hindu calendar. This festival commemorates Lord Rama’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completing his 14-year exile. The myths around Rama and Ravana are told during another holiday, known as Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami.
2015, In Diwali starts with Dhanteras on November 9.
Each day of the festival has a different meaning. The main festivities take place on the third day (this year, on November 11), while the the fourth day is celebrated as New Year’s Day. Merchants open fresh accounts for the New Year, and offer prayers. On the fifth and last day, brothers and sisters get together and share food, to honor the bond between them.
The candlelight makes Diwali a very warm and atmospheric festival, and it’s observed with much joy and happiness.
Diwali celebrations may last for up to five days. Many people decorate their home and workplaces with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps. Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on the surface are also popular decorations.
Many people make a special effort to clean their homes and yards before Diwali. They may also wash themselves with water and fragrant oils, wear new clothes and give gifts of sweets to family members, close friends and business associates. Fireworks are set off in the evening in some areas. Melas (fairs) are held in many towns and villages. However, be prepared for lots of loud noise from the fireworks and firecrackers going off. The air also becomes filled with smoke from the firecrackers, which can add to breathing difficulties.
Diwali is a festival over five days, Called also Panch Parav. Diwali celebrations may last for up to five days. Many people decorate their home and workplaces with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps. Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on the surface are also popular decorations.
First day is Dhanteras
People pray to Goddess Lakshmi for prosperity and wealth. People buy gold articles and new goods and the Symbols of Lakshmi on this day.
Second day is Choti Diwali
Also known as Naraka Chaturdashi or kali Chaudas in some states legend, that The Lord Krishna and his wife Satyabhama killed the evil daemon Narakasura on this day.
Third day is Diwali
Many people go to their Temples for worshiping Laksmi, Goddess of wealth and also pray to Ganesha and Offered to the deities, praising the deity by sinning Arty songs. At Night people light up little oil lamps called diyas, dipak, and placed them around their houses. And enjoying fire work or blasting firecrackers.
The Fourth Day is Padwa
Kartika first in Hindu calendar and also known as Govardhan pooja or Annakoot.It is said that Krishna defeated the God of rain and heaven Indra on that day. He lifted Mount Goverdhana to save people’s life from the floods and heavy Rain. According to another legend, Vishnu defeated the demon-king Bali on this day. Bali was allowed to return to earth once a year, to light millions of lamps to dispel the darkness and ignorance, and spread the radiance of love and wisdom.
Fifth Day is Bhai Dooj
Last Day of Diwali is called Bhai Dooj also Known as Yuma Dwitiya. This is the day for brothers and sisters to strengthen their relationships Yamuna.
Prayed for her brother Yam (God of Death), on this day sisters invite their brothers to their homes. Sisters are praying for their Brothers well-being and Tilak them with roli (sin door) or akshat on this day, and brothers give gifts to their sisters in return on this day
Diwali Pujan Muhurat 11 November 2015
Maha Lakshmi Pooja and festival of Diwali is celebrated in Pradosh Kaal of Karitik Krishna Paksha, fixed Lagan time. In order to get the blessings of Goddess of wealth, i.e. Maha Lakshmi Mata, performing Lakshmi Poojan is considered auspicious.
Diwali Muhurat 2015 is a traditional Hindu festival symbolizing the love and affection to all people. This festival is very famous and celebrated to all people. Diwali Muhurat and Pujan Time are very important to every business men.
There are very important to diyas and many group of people especially Gujarati businessmen do Chopda Pujan during Diwali Puja. During Chopda Puja new account books are launch in presence of Mata Lakshmi to look for her blessing for the next financial year.
Diwali Laxmi Pujan Muhurat Time 2015 – 5:42pm to 7:38pm
Diwali Pooja Muhurat of Pradosh Kaal – suitable to 5:25pm to 8:10pm
Diwali Shubh Muhurat of Vrishabha Kaal – suitable to 5:38pm to 7:33pm
Diwali Pujan Time of Simha Kaal – 12:10pm to 2:30pm
Diwali Pujan Time of Mahanishita Kaal – 11:50pm to 12:49am
Choghadiya Muhurat on Lakshmi Puja
Morning Muhurta (Labh, Amrit) = 06:43 – 09:35
Morning Muhurta (Shubh) = 10:44 – 12:10
Afternoon Muhurta (Char, Labh) = 14:46 – 17:50
Evening Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 19:10 – 23:15
Lakshmi Puja Mantra
Diwali – the Festival of light is incomplete without Lakshmi Puja. Chant the given Lakshmi Puja mantra and make your Puja more fruitful. The most important ritual of Diwali is Lakshmi Puja. It is believed that Goddess Laxmi visits everyone during Diwali to bring peace and prosperity to all. Hence, Diwali is the most auspicious day to worshiping Goddess Lakshmi. Traditionally Laxmi Puja or Lakshmi Ganesha Puja is performed after sunset. This Puja is also known as Lakshmi Kuber Puja. Chant the given Lakshmi Puja mantra and make your Puja more fruitful.
1) Lakshmi Beej Mantra
ॐ ह्रीं श्रीं लक्ष्मीभयो नमः।।
Om Hreem Shreem Lakshmibhayo Namah ||
2) Mahalakshmi Mantra
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं श्रीं कमले कमलालये प्रसीद प्रसीद
ॐ श्रीं ह्रीं श्रीं महालक्ष्मयै नम: ।।
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Praseed Praseed
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalakshmaye Namah ||
3) Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra
ॐ श्री महालक्ष्म्यै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्न्यै च
धीमहि तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात् ॐ ।।
Om Shree Mahalakshmyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat Om ||
HAPPY DEEPAWALI TO ALL OF YOU…