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Diwali 2022: The significance of the festival of lights and happiness



Today, 24 October 2022, we celebrate the Festival of Lights, Diwali. It is a five-day-long celebration that commences with Dhanteras and ends with Bhaiya Dooj. The festival of Diwali is celebrated on the darkest night of the year in the Hindu month of Kartik. The festival is going to be celebrated on Kartik Amavasya.

According to astrology, there is a solar eclipse (Surya Grahan) tomorrow, 25 October. In such a situation, this year Govardhan Puja will be celebrated on the third day of Diwali, 26 October. Performing any Puja during Surya Grahan is considered to be inauspicious. 

Diwali 2002: Date and Time

Amavasya Tithi begins on 24 October 20022 at 05:27pm
Amavasya Tithi ends on 25 October 20022 at 04:18pm

Diwali 2002: Significance

Diwali illuminates houses and hearts and spreads the message of friendship and togetherness. This is the festival of hope, success, knowledge and fortune.

Diwali is considered to be the festival of lights. It is revered as the day to light the lamp of power, knowledge and virtue within us. Each of the five days of this vibrant festival teaches us something and has a significant purpose. 

It is widely believed that Diwali is the day when the Hindu Goddess of prosperity, Maa Lakshmi travels to the Earth and blesses the people with happiness, wealth and prosperity. People also wear new clothes and worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day. This is dedicated to the Special Lakshmi Puja.

Diwali 2022: Celebration

The celebration of Diwali includes lighting the house with lights and diyas (earthen lamps) and decorating the home with flowers and rangolis. There is a tradition to leave the windows and doors of the house open to seek the blessing of the Goddess Laxmi and other deities of wealth, by allowing them to enter to bless their lives and homes with happiness and prosperity. 

In Southern India, Diwali marks the homecoming of their ancient King Mahabali, and people decorate their houses with flowers and cow dung to welcome their King. Govardhan Puja is done on this day.

In Bengal and other parts of Eastern India, Goddess Kali is worshipped on this day. This is known as Shyama Puja.

Special note:

People celebrate Diwali with great enthusiasm and this is the main festival celebrated across the world by Hindu people. There are multiple ways by which you can celebrate Diwali, including donating money to a charity of your choice or bringing food to share with your friends and colleagues.

We wish everyone celebrating a wonderful Diwali.