Diwali Date, Time & Significance
This year Diwali will be celebrated on Saturday, November 14. Diwali also called Deepavali or the Indian festival of lights. Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. Rangoli decorations, made using colored fine powder or sand, are popular during Diwali. Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists, although for each faith it marks different historical events and stories. The festival represents the symbolic victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, and good over evil.
Diyas made of brass are permanent fixtures in homes and temples but People are temporarily used clay Diyas as lighting for this special occasion. In Diwali, diyas or candles are representing enlightenment, knowledge, or wisdom. People decorate their homes and workspace with lights, flowers, and rangoli. They do the shopping, fireworks, gifts, and performing religious rituals. Sweets and snacks are prepared and distributed to friends and families.
Diwali 2020 Date & Time
Lakshmi Puja on Saturday, November 14
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat: 4:35 PM to 6:31 PM
Pradosh Kaal: 4:34 PM to 7:11 PM
Vrishabha Kaal: 4:35 PM to 6:31 PM
Amavasya Tithi begins at 2:17 PM on November 14
Amavasya Tithi ends at 10:36 AM on November 15