When is Diwali

When is Diwali in 2018, 2019, and 2020?

Diwali falls in either October or November every year, contingent upon the cycle of the moon. It’s seen on the fifteenth day of Kartik, the holiest month in the Hindu lunar date-book.


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In 2018, Diwali is on November 7. (See date-book). It is watched multi-day sooner in south India, on November 6.

In 2019, Diwali is on October 27.

In 2020, Diwali is on November 14.

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Diwali Dates Detailed Information

The Diwali celebration really keeps running for five days, with the principle festivities occurring on the third day in many places in India

  • The principal day (November 5, 2018) is known as Dhanteras. “Dhan” implies riches and “teras” alludes to the thirteenth day of a lunar fortnight on the Hindu timetable. This day is devoted to commending flourishing. Goddess Lakshmi is invited into the home and gold is acquired. Individuals accumulate to play cards and bet. Ayurvedic specialists likewise respect Dhanvantari, a manifestation of Lord Vishnu who conveyed Ayurveda to humankind, on this day. There are various sanctuaries in Kerala and Tamil Nadu devoted to Dhanvantari and Ayurveda.
  • The second day (November 6, 2018) is known as Naraka Chaturdasi or Chhoti Diwali (little Diwali). Goddess Kali and Lord Krishna are accepted to have annihilated the devil Narakasura on this day. Devil representations are scorched in Goa in festivity.
  • The third day (November 7, 2018)  is the new moon day known as Amavasya. This darkest day of the month is the most huge day of the Diwali celebration in the north and west India. Lakshmi is worshiped on this day, with a special puja performed at night. Goddess Kali is likewise generally worshiped on this day in West Bengal, Odisha and Assam (despite the fact that Kali Puja once in a while falls multi-day sooner relying upon the cycle of the moon).
  • The fourth day (November 8, 2018)  has different implications crosswise over India. In north India, Govardhan Puja is commended as the day when Lord Krishna crushed Indra, the divine force of thunder and rain. In Gujarat, it’s praised as the beginning of another year. In Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the triumph of Lord Vishnu over devil ruler Bali is commended as Bali Pratipada or Bali Padyami.
  • The fifth day (November 9, 2018) is known as Bhai Duj. It’s committed to commending sisters, correspondingly that Raksha Bandhan is devoted to siblings. Siblings and sisters get together and share nourishment, to respect the bond between them.
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