Diwali 2017 - Happy Deepavali

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Diwali 2017 is a five days celebration in India which starts on Dhanteras and finishes on ** Bhaiya Dooj**. All the 5 days have diverse significance we should investigate it.

1st Day – Dhanteras, Dhanvantari Trayodashi, Dhantrayodashi, Yama Deepam, Dhanteras

The primary day of Diwali is Dhanteras. There is an intriguing story behind commending it. Long prior there carried on a lord named Hima. Hima’s 16 year old child was bound to pass away just on the fourth day of his marriage by wind nibble. His significant other was exceptionally smart. She masterminded some gold decorations and also a considerable measure of silver coins and made an expansive load at the entryway of her room. She additionally made light with the assistance of various earthen lights all around her significant other. At the point when the divine force of death Yama Dev came in type of snake his eyes got visionless because of the sparkling light originating from lights, and adornments. So Yama Dev couldn’t enter inside and in this way returned without taking her significant other’s life. That is the reason Dhanteras is otherwise called Yamadeepam .

Significance of Dhanteras

Buying new Diwali blessings, coins, machines, utensils and gems is viewed as fortunate on this day. Amid Subh Muhurat, Puja is performed and seven oats are revered. Seven grains incorporate wheat, Urad(black gram), Moong( green gram),barely and Masoor(pink lentils). Brilliant blooms are utilized while venerating Maa Lakshmi. This day, white desserts are utilized as a part of type of holy observance. Venerating of goddess Lakshmi is viewed as great on this day.

Dev Dhanwantri who is the specialist of devas was conceived on Dhan Trayodashi. Thus, numerous new developments in the field of therapeutic science are begun on this day.

Around evening time ladies in houses lit earthen lights and petition Lord Yama Dev to give long life to all the relatives.

What to buy on Dhanteras

Bringing home the silver, gold, bronze or metal trimmings, symbols of Lakshmi and Ganesha, expands abundance, achievement and development at house and workplaces.

Ruler Dhanwantri showed up in ocean with a urn, henceforth, there is a convention of purchasing utensils of this day. It is thought purchasing utensils or silver expands their tally by 13 times.

Dhanteras Pujan

The loving of Dhanteras ought to be done in Subh Muhurat. Lashmi Ganesha is worshipped. Also Lord Kuber is adored and offered blossoms.

Auspicious Time (Shubh muhurat) for Dhanteras pooja

Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 17:35 to 18:20 *(without sthir lagna)

Pradosh Kaal = 17:35 to 20:11

The best time for Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras is amid Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna wins. Sthir implies settled i.e. not moveable. In the event that Dhanteras Puja is finished amid Sthir Lagna, Lakshmiji will remain in your home; subsequently this time is the best for Dhanteras Pujan. Vrishabha Lagna is considered as Sthir and for the most part covers with Pradosh Kaal amid Diwali party.

2nd Day – Narak Chaturdashi or Chhoti Diwali

In Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and parts of Karnataka, Deepavali is generally celebrated on Naraka Chaturdasi day while whatever is left of India praises it on the new moon night, which is the following day. Individuals rise prior and celebrate with oil showers, pooja, and celebrations. Fireworks are typically lit on Deepavali. Some Tamil homes watch “nombu” and do Lakshmi Puja on this day. In Karnataka the celebration of Deepawali begins from this day i.e Naraka Chaturdashi.

One well known legends behind the festivals of Chhoti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi is about the evil presence lord Narakasur who was leader of Pragjyotishpur, a region toward the South of Nepal. Amid a war, he vanquished Lord Indra and grabbed away the sublime studs of Mother Goddess Aditi who was the leader of Suraloka as well as a relative of Lord Krishna’s significant other, Satyabhama. Narakasur likewise detained sixteen thousand little girls of Gods and holy people in his collection of mistresses. At the point when Satyabhama came to think about this malicious demonstration of Narakasur she got incensed and she implored Lord Krishna to engage her with the goal that she could wreck Narakasur. The legend additionally tells that Narakasur was under a revile that a lady would slaughter him. In this way, Lord Krishna engaged Satyabhama to battle with Narakasur and himself turned into the charioteer of her “Ratha” in the front line. In this way, by the beauty of Lord Krishna Satyabhama decapitated Narakasur on a day prior to Narak Chaturdashi and discharged the detained women from Narakasur’s collection of mistresses and furthermore recuperated the valuable hoops of Mother Goddess Aditi. Keeping in mind the end goal to spare every one of those detained women from shame Lord Krishna acknowledged them all as his spouses. As an image of the triumph over Narakasur, Lord Krishna spread his brow with this evil presence ruler’s blood.


Individuals wake up at a young hour in the morning break any sharp foods grown from the ground the kumkum-oil glue, which is called ‘Ubtan’, on their brows and after that scrub down. The breaking of the natural product speaks to the leader of the evil presence King, Narakasur and the kumkum-oil glue symbolizes the blood that Lord Krishna spread on his temple. In the province of Maharashtra, individuals wash up subsequent to applying the glue of gram flour, fragrant powders and oil on their brows. For whatever length of time that the custom of shower happens, stunning sound of wafers and firecrackers could be heard with the goal that the youngsters appreciate washing. At sunset, individuals begin lighting Diyas and candles in and around their home to check the festival of Chhoti Diwali 2017.

In south Indian territory of In Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and parts of Karnataka, Deepavali is customarily celebrated on Naraka Chaturdasi day while whatever is left of India praises it on the new moon night, which is the following day. Individuals rise prior and celebrate with oil showers, pooja, and celebrations. Fireworks are typically lit on Deepavali . Some Tamil homes watch “nombu”(an critical celebration for wedded ladies in view of Savitri Satyawan story) and do Laxmi Puja on this day.

In Goa, paper-made fakers of Narakasura, pressed with grass and firecrackers meaning insidiousness, are made. These models are singed at around four o’clock in the morning and after that fireworks are blasted, and individuals return home to scrub down. Lights are lit consecutively. The ladies of the house perform aarti of the men, endowments are traded, a severe berry called kareet is pulverized under the feet in token of slaughtering Narakasura, symbolizing malice and expulsion of obliviousness.

3rd Day – Diwali, Laxmi Puja, Kali Puja

On Diwali, Lakshmi Puja ought to be finished amid Pradosh Kaal which begins after dusk and around goes on for 2 hours and 24 minutes. In Pradosh kaal The Devi is said to be sthir (at one place) so this is a reasonable time to ask her.

Lakshmi puja muhurat for critical urban communities in India

  • Ahmedabad – 18:55 to 20:32
  • Ayodhya – 18:10 to 19:51
  • Amritsar – 18:31 to 20:16
  • Bhopal – 18:35 to 20:13
  • Bhubaneshwar – 18:06 to 19:41
  • Chandigarh – 18:25 to 20:10
  • Cuttack – 18:06 to 19:41
  • Dehradun – 18:20 to 20:05
  • Haridwar – 18:21 to 20:05
  • Hyderabad – 18:40 to 20:12
  • Indore – 18:42 to 20:19
  • Jaipur – 18:35 to 20:16
  • Jammu – 18:26 to 20:16
  • Kanpur – 18:18 to 19:59
  • Kolkata – 17:52 to 19:29
  • New Delhi – 19:00 to 20:34
  • Lucknow – 18:15 to 19:56
  • Mumbai – 19:00 to 20:34
  • Nagpur – 18:32 to 20:07
  • Nasik – 18:55 to 20:29
  • Patna – 18:00 to 19:40
  • Raipur – 18:20 to 20:05
  • Rajkot – 19:03 to 20:40
  • Srinagar – 18:26 to 20:15
  • Varanasi – 18:09 to 19:49
  • Vellore – 18:44 to 20:33

Laxmi Pujan on Diwali

The Hindu folklore say that Lakshmi rose up out of the waters alongside the nectar when the sea was agitated by the devas( divine beings) and the asuras( demons) on the favorable new moon day, which is ‘Amavasyaa'(new moon night) of the Hindi month of Kartik. In this way, the love of Goddess Lakshmi, the Lakshmi Pujan, upon the arrival of Diwali, turned into a custom. Lakshmi is the goddess of riches and thriving. Riches is a urgent fixing presented upon us for upkeep and advance in our life. It is substantially more than simply having cash. It implies wealth in information, aptitudes and abilities. Lakshmi is the vitality that shows as the entire profound and material prosperity of a man.

The evening of Deepavali 2017, Goddess Lakshmi is said to visit each house and favors everybody. Yet, do you know why Lakshmi and Ganesh are adored together? There is an intriguing story behind the love of Lakshmi and Ganesh on Diwali. As indicated by the sacred texts, once Goddess Lakshmi became exceptionally haughty about her forces. While having a discussion with her significant other, Lord Vishnu, She continued lauding herself, asserting that she is the just a single deserving of love. On hearing the constant self-laud, Lord Vishnu chose to dispose of her superciliousness. Calmly, Lord Vishnu said that regardless of having every one of the qualities, a lady stays deficient in the event that she doesn’t bear posterity. Parenthood is a definitive bliss that a lady can understanding and since Lakshmi did not have youngsters, she couldn’t be considered finished. On hearing this Goddess Lakshmi was to a great degree annoy. With a substantial heart, she moved toward Goddess Parvati to look for offer assistance. Since Parvati had two children, she asked for the Goddess to give her a chance to embrace one of her children to encounter the delight of maternity. Parvati was reluctant to give Lakshmi a chance to receive her child since it was realized that Lakshmi does not remain in one place for long. In this way, she would not have the capacity to deal with the kid. However, Lakshmi promished her that she would deal with her child in each conceivable way. Understanding Lakshmi’s agony, Goddess Parvati let her receive Ganesha as her child. Goddess Lakshmi turned out to be to a great degree elated and said that she will give Ganesha with every one of her achievements and success. Those revering Lakshmi for riches would first need to love Ganesha to look for her gifts. The individuals who will love Lakshmi without Ganesha won’t favored by the Goddess. Henceforth, Lakshmi is constantly loved alongside Ganesha on Deepavali.

Kali Puja

Kali Puja, additionally prevalently known as Shyama Puja in Bengal, is a religious celebration devoted to the Hindu Goddess Kali—the first of the ten incarnations of Goddess Durga. Some of her different names are Tara, Chamundi, and so on. Kali Puja (Kali revere) is praised in conditions of east India particularly Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Assam on the new moon night Amavasya of the Hindu month Kartik which corresponds with Lakshmi Puja day of Deepavali.

Shubh lagna for Kali Puja

  • Asansol-23:00 to 23:51
  • Bhubaneshwar-23:04 to 23:53
  • Darjeeling-22:54 to 23:46
  • Durgapur-22:58 to 23:50
  • Haldia-22:55 t0 23:46
  • Guwahati-22:40 to 23:32
  • Kharagpur-22:58 to 23:49
  • Kolkata-22:54 to 23:45

Significance of Kali puja

Goddess Kali is the fearsome type of Goddess Durga. As indicated by Durga Saptasati (a blessed book of hindus) sometime in the distant past the devils, Shambhu and Nishambhu assaulted Indra, the King of the Gods, and his dwelling place—paradise. The Gods in paradise battled the devils with all their armed force however neglected to overcome them. Expecting that the evil spirits, the Gods took protect in the Himalayas, the heavenly homestead Lord Shiva and his life partner, Parvati. They looked for security from the Goddess of Shakti (control) i.e. Goddess Durga (an incarnation of Parvati). It is said that keeping in mind the end goal to spare the Gods, paradise and earth from the developing cold-bloodedness of the evil spirits, Goddess Kali was conceived from the temple Goddess Durga. Kali at that point set out with Dakini and Jogini, her two chaperons, to end the war and slaughter the fiends. Kali slaughtered the evil spirits easily. She at that point made a wreath of their cut off heads and wore it around her neck. Amid the slaughter, she lost control in an attack of outrage and started devastating and executing everybody in locate. The Gods detecting inconvenience and dreading the most exceedingly terrible went to look for insurance from her significant other, Lord Shiva. Shiva was very much aware of Kali’s damaging force. Thus, he thought of an arrangement to protect the world. He tossed himself in the way of the savage Goddess. At the point when Kali ventured on him inadvertently, she was pushed back to her detects. She quickly atoned her activity and the mass devastation was conveyed to an end. The famous portrayal of Goddess Kali with her tongue hanging out is a portrayal of this minute.

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