Diwali or Deepawali is a day that illuminates one’s inner self and removes all the darkness from within. This year, the festival of lights falls on 24th October 2022. This festival is well-known for lighting up houses with Diyaas and lights, sweets, new clothes, puja, and burning crackers. Deepawali is one of the biggest festivals in the Hindi culture and is celebrated by them across the globe.
Deepawali means a row of lights and is celebrated for five days. This festival is celebrated on the 15th day of Aswin or Ashwayuja month as per the Hindu lunar calendar.
Deepawali 2022: Shubh Muhurat
Diwali Date in India: 24th October 2022 (Monday)
Amavasya Tithi starts: 5.27 PM on October 24
Amavasya Tithi ends: 4.18 PM on October 25
Diwali 2022: Time for Lakshmi Puja and Lord Ganesh Puja
Timings: 06:53 pm and last till 08:16 pm
Duration: 1 Hour 21 Minutes
The origin of Diwali can be traced back to ancient India. There are various legends attached to the history of Deepawali. Some believe that it is the celebration of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu’s wedding, and some believe that it is Goddess Lakshmi’s birth celebration.
In Bengal, the festival is dedicated to the goddess Kali and some people worship Lord Ganesha also. For Jain people, Diwali marks the great event of Lord Mahavira attaining Nirvana.
This festival is also the celebration of Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya after his exile of 14 years and victory over Ravana. It is said that the Ayodhya people welcomed Ram with a row of Diyas, and lit the entire kingdom.
Deepawali signifies the victory of good over evil. The Diyas and lights are present everywhere indicating the eradication of dark shadows and evil. All people celebrate and pray together and create an atmosphere of purity and love. This festival is the celebration of prosperity in which people give gifts to family, friends, and employees. Diwali represents a message to remove all the darkness within ourselves and illuminate our inner selves.