Diwali 2022: Know The Dates And Puja Timings Of All Five Days
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Diwali is one of the most important festivals in India. It is often popularly known as the festival of lights because it signifies light over darkness and good over evil, symbolizing hope for humanity. This festival is celebrated every year by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs and most other people around the world. On this day, people light up lamps inside their homes and neighbourhoods to celebrate the occasion. People also exchange gifts among family members, eat sweets, perform religious rites and enjoy colourful fireworks displays in many cities around.
While the celebration varies from region to region across India, there are some common practices that you might see like performing Lakshmi Pooja. In some parts of India, it is customary for people to wear new clothes or dress up in traditional costumes on Diwali.
Furthermore, Diwali is a five-day festival, starting with Dhanteras, followed by Choti Diwali, Badi Diwali or Laxmi Pujan, Govardhan and finally Bhai Dooj. Each day has its own significance and importance. Let’s learn more about this year’s Diwali.
This year, the grand festival will be celebrated on October 24th 2022, and the other festival like Dhanteras will be observed on October 22, Choti Diwali on October 23, Govardhan on October 25 and Bhai Dooj on 26 October. Now that the dates are clear, let dive into the best time to perform your rituals.
Dhanteras Pooja Timings 2022
On October 22, Dhanteras or Dhan Trayodashi Pooja Muhurat will be observed from 07:00 PM to 08:17 PM. On this day, everyone worships Lord Kubera and Goddes Lakshmi. This day is popularly known for buying something new, majorly gold, silver or steel. They consider it as good fortune and are purely dedicated to the goodness of wealth.
Choti Diwali Pooja Timings 2022
Choti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdasi 2022 is celebrated the victory of Lord Krishna fighting the demon Narakasura and killing him. The pooja timings will be 05:05 AM to 06:27 AM this year.
Diwali 2022 Pooja Timings
On this biggest day, people perform Lakshmi pooja to invite health and wealth into their families. It is the main and biggest celebration of the festival. The day marks the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana. The pooja timing for this day will be 6:53 PM to 8:15 PM.
Govardhan Pooja Timings 2022
Govardhan is celebrated a day after Diwali, and people around the world worship Lord Krishna on this day. It is believed that Lord Krishna saved the residents of Mathura from Lord Indra by lifting a mountain named ‘Govardhan’. Also, many prepare Govardhan creatures with cow dunks and perform the pooja. The timings for the pooja are 06:28 AM to till 08:43 AM.
Bhai Dooj Pooja Timings 2022
The last day of Diwali is known as Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej. This day celebrates the special bond of brothers and sisters. It is the second day of the Shukla Paksha of the lunar calendar and is similar to Rakshabandhan. This year, the pooja timings will be 01:12 PM to 03:26 PM.
Note: The timings are mentioned as per the Drik Panchang.
What is the history behind the celebration of Diwali?
The festival marks the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana, the demon king of Lanka and rescuing his wife Sita from captivity. Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. He was also an incarnation of Vishnu, who is known as the preserver in Hinduism. That’s why it signifies the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali has different meanings in different parts of India, but its main message - that good always wins over evil - is universal and uplifting.