Diwali 2016 Date, Puja Time & Vidhi in India Shubh Muhurat
Happy Deepavali 30th October 2016 Date and Time in India with Complete Puja Vidhi
Diwali Significance / About Deepavali
Diwali or Deepavali is the major Hindu festival celebrated every year in India and even in other countries. Diwali signifies the triumph of the light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. The Festival of Diwali includes lightning up Diyas, Candles on housetops, outside doors and windows and around temples etc.
In Sanskrit, word ‘Deepavali’ means “rows of lights” so this festival is also known as “Festival of Lights”. The festival of Diwali begins with Dhanteras, followed by Chhoti Diwali and then the main Diwali. People from all religions celebrate this festival of lights by decorating their houses and workplaces with gorgeous Rangolis, lighting up Diyas and candles, exchanging gifts,sweets and chocolates with friends and relatives, and the most important – Burning Crackers. For Beautiful and Vibrant Rangoli Designs you can click on the link below.
Story Behind Diwali
The festival of Diwali is celebrated with great happiness and joy. It is celebrated to signify the win of Lord Rama over the evil King Ravana of Lanka and the return of the Suryavanshi King with his beloved wife Sita and younger brother Lakshmana to his kingdom Ayodhya. As per Ramayana when the trio had returned to their after the inauspicious exile of 14 years, the people of Ayodhya had lit the entire state with lamps to welcome their Lord Rama’s visit. It was like a long awaited end to a sad tale and the beginning of a new era of happiness and peace.
People from all religions celebrate this festival of Deepavali by decorating their houses and workplaces with gorgeous Rangolis, lighting up candles, exchanging gifts,sweets and chocolates with friends and relatives. Children burn fire crackers in the night time after Lakshmi Puja which emits beautiful lightning and it remove the darks.
On Diwali night, people dress up in new clothes or their best outfit, light up diyas inside and outside their home, participate in family puja then a family meal including sweets. Diwali also marks a major shopping time of new clothes, motor vehicles, home appliances etc.
Diwali 2016 Exact Puja Timing and Shubh Muhurat
We are sharing with you the timing of Lakshmi Puja on the day of Diwali 2016.
Pradosh Kaal = 5:40 pm to 8:16 pm
Vrishabha Kaal – 5:10 pm to 7:45 pm
Amavasya Tithi Ends – 4:38 pm on 30th October, 2016
Diwali Puja Vidhi
Diwali Puja Vidhi requires various things and may change with person to person :
- Puja Thali Complete with essentials like Moli, Teeka, Red Cloth, Flowers, Sweets, Silver coin, Incense Sticks etc.
- A Chowki
- Idol of Lakshmi Ji and Ganesh Ji
- Fruits and some currency notes
Steps of Rituals of the Diwali Puja
- Keep all these things together at one place.
- Place chawki on your place of puja. Spread red cloth on it.
- Place photo/idol of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.
- Light a lamp to start puja.
- Offer Flowers, Rice and Moli to praise Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi
- Do Lakshmi Aarti to praise Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu and Lord Kuber also.
- Bow down to the Idols of the Gods.
Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of lights and is celebrated with great happiness and joy. We Wish you a very happy and safe Happy Diwali in advance. Stay happy and Prosper.
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