Diwali 2014 Date

Diwali festival is celebrated with great zeal and reverence in Hindu culture. Ambiance around this festival is something that nobody wants to miss and everybody wants to be part of it no matter what religion they follow. Since this is a very auspicious period, it is considered good to buy new things. Thus, maximum sell of cloths, electronics, cars, food products happen in these five day long festival. Deepavali or Diwali is called as festival of Light because all sorts of arrangement like bulbs, Lamps etc are used to lighten up the houses. On this day Lord Rama returned to home after 14 years of exile in forest with his wife Sita and brother Laxman. In order to commemorate their arrival people clean their home, paint them, get new cloths etc. This is a major festival in whole year, so people tend to celebrate it in large manner. On this very day, ‘Pandavas’ came to home after their 12 years of exile and one year of incognito. In southern part of India, Naraka Chaturdashi is celebrated with great enthusiasm and happiness.

1st day of festival is called as Dhanteras, and it is considered to be a very auspicious day for buying new thing. According to the practice, everybody has to buy a new utensil on this day, therefore shops selling utensils can be seen everywhere.

2nd day is called as Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali. On this day lord Sri Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.

3rd day is the major day called as Diwali or Laxmi Puja is performed. In the evening people carry out the prayers for maa Laxmi after decorating and cleaning their homes.

4th day is called as Govardhan and on this day, women make idol of Govardan on the floor and then they are worshipped.

5th day is the last day called as Bhaiduj, as sisters prayers god for their brother long age.

 Diwali 2013 Date: When is Diwali?

Generally Diwali is celebrated from Ashvin month to start of Kartika. On Day Diwali, there is no moon, also called as Krishna Paksha. Diwali 2013 will be celebrated on 3 November 2013. Schedule is as follows:

1st day – Dhantera-1st November
2nd Day- Naraka Chaturdashi-2nd November
3rd Day- Lakshmi Puja- 3rd November
4th Day- Govardhan Puja- 4th November
5th Day- BhaiDuj- 5th November

In this year 2013, Diwali was celebrated on 3rd November 2013, Sunday.
In the year 2014 Diwali will be celebrated on 23rd October 2014, Thursday.
In the year 2015 Diwali is on 11th November 2015.

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