Diwali 2019 Date, Time & 5 day Importance
Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is a four-five day-long festival of lights, which is mainly on 27 October this year.
- Diwali is a five-day-long Hindu festival
- This year, Diwali is celebrated on October 27
- Check the importance of all 5 days of Diwali celebration
Diwali which is also called Deepavali or Dipavali is a five-day-long festival celebrated across the country and by Indian across the globe, which is often associated with wealth and happiness. This year, the festival of lights - Diwali falls on Sunday, October 27, 2019. In some other states, people will celebrate Diwali on Monday, October 28, 2019.
Day 1 of Diwali - Dhanteras
Dhanteras marks the beginning of the five days long Diwali festival. On the special day of Dhanteras, people by tradition purchase some gold or silver or at least one or two new utensils. It is believed that purchasing some form of precious metal is a sign of good luck for the whole year.
Day 2 of Diwali - Narak Chaturdasi
Narak Chaturdasi marks Day 2 of the Diwali festival. It is also called as Choti Diwali. On this day, as per customary practice, people take an oil bath before sunrise with Ubtan.
Day 3 of Diwali - Lakshmi Pooja
This day 3rd is the main day of the Diwali festival celebration and the entire focus is devoted to Lakshmi Puja. On this day, people keep the house perfectly clean and pure to welcome goddess Lakshmi Ji. Various kinds of lamps, diyas, and candles are lit in the evening and Lakshmi puja is performed at every household by the whole members of the family, respectively. People firecrackers along with this they also distribute sweets and gifts among their friends and family members.
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Day 4 of Diwali - Govardhan Puja
On the fourth day of the Diwali celebration, Govardhan Puja is performed by the family members. This day is also known as Padwa, it marks the coronation of King Vikramaditya and Vikaram-Samvat started from this particular day. Whereas in southern India, Gudi Padwa is celebrated, this is a symbol of love and devotion between the wife and husband. In northern Indian states, Govardhan Puja is celebrated which is in celebration of the lifting of Mount Govardhan by Lord Krishna. This day is also celebrated as Annakoot, which means the mountain of food.
Day 5 of Diwali - Bhai Dooj
This is the final day of Diwali. On this day of Bhai Dhooj, sisters pray for the long life of their brothers. In return, the brother gives gifts to their sisters as a gesture of love and affection towards their sisters.