The much-awaited festival of Diwali is just around the corner, and people are gearing up to celebrate the five days of Deepawali with great joy and enthusiasm. From Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj, each day holds its own significance and rituals. Here is the complete schedule of the five days of Deepawali in 2023.
The festivities kick off with Dhanteras on November 10, where people worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera to bring prosperity into their lives. The Dhanteras puja muhurat will begin at 5:47 PM and end at 7:43 PM.
Choti Diwali, also known as Narak Chaturdashi, falls on November 12. It commemorates Lord Krishna's victory over the demon Narakasura. The Abhyang Snan Muhurat starts at 05:28 AM and ends at 06:41 AM, while Deepdan is performed during Pradosh Kaal from 05:29 PM to 08:07 PM.
The main Diwali festival takes place on November 12. People decorate their homes with diyas, rangoli, and lights to celebrate the triumph of light over darkness. Lakshmi Puja is performed during the auspicious Pradosh Kaal, which starts at 05:46 PM and ends at 08:22 PM.
On November 13, Govardhan Puja is observed to worship Lord Krishna, who lifted the Govardhan mountain to protect the people of Mathura. The muhurat for Govardhan Puja begins from 06:46 AM to 08:58 AM.
The final day of the festival is Bhai Dooj, which falls on November 14. It celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters. The holy Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time is scheduled to begin at 01:10 PM and end at 03:19 PM.
City-wise Lakshmi Puja timings are as follows:
- New Delhi: 5:32 PM to 8:00 PM
- Mumbai: 5:47 PM to 8:14 PM
- Kolkata: 5:17 PM to 7:45 PM
- Chennai: 5:52 PM to 8:08 PM
- Bengaluru: 5:49 PM to 8:16 PM
As Diwali approaches, people are eagerly awaiting these auspicious days to celebrate with their loved ones and seek the blessings of the deities.