Diwali 2022: Know The History, Significance, and Puja Date

Here is everything you need to know about Diwali 2022: history, the significance of the festival in our life, and puja time!

The excitement for the upcoming festival of Diwali, also known as Deepavali (in Hindi), is at an unprecedented peak. This year’s anticipation for Diwali is extraordinary, especially after the pandemic’s two protracted years. The celebration of Diwali is among the most anticipated events in the nation after 9 days of bhog of Navratri Goddesses, which culminates in the Dussehra festival. 

It is one of the most prominent festivals celebrated by the Hindu population worldwide and is a 5-day extravaganza. People wash their homes and adorn them for the festivities with candles, rangoli, lights, lamps, and diyas. To placate Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of riches, and get her blessings, people undertake Lakshmi Puja.

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Diwali History and Significance

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According to the Hindu calendar, Diwali occurs in the season of Kartik. Diwali commemorates the day that God Rama returned to Ayodhya after his 14-year exile and vanquished King Ravana, according to Hindu legend. It is traditional to burn lights on this occasion to commemorate the triumph of goodness over darkness and the restoration of God Rama to his realm and throne.

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Diwali History and Significance

Everyone washes their homes and beautifies every corner of their living space with lighting, lamps, torans, rangolis, and flowers on the day of Diwali. Wearing new clothing and jewelry during the Diwali pooja is another ritual. On this day, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi puja is performed with family and friends. Diwali is also known as Kali Puja in Bengal. On Diwali, it is also customary to pay visits to family and friends and give presents, candy, and dried fruits.

It is traditional to decorate home, burn lights and lit candles on this occasion to commemorate the triumph of goodness over darkness and the restoration of God Rama to his realm and throne.

Diwali 2022: when will it be celebrated?

Diwali pooja time

Diwali 2022 will be observed this year on the 24th of October (Monday) while Dhanteras is on the 22nd of October, Choti Diwali is on the 23rd of October, and Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj are on the 26th of October.

Lakshmi Pujan Time: From 06:53 to 08:16 in New Delhi, India. Duration: 01:23 hours

In a few locations, Diwali is also referred to as Lakshmi Puja. On this day, it is usual to adore the goddess of riches, and now is the fortunate hour, or “Shubh Muhurat,” for the prayers.

Pujan Vidhi:

Worshippers pray to God and Goddess Laksmi on this day in order to obtain their blessings. Additionally, they give them treats like Modak and halwa. Following the puja, people light diyas and set off fireworks. It is stated that igniting diyas drives off bad spirits in accordance with Hindu beliefs.

That is all there is to know about the Diwali holiday. I wish you got to see a little of our cultural celebration.

I hope you all readers have a wonderful and safe Diwali 🙂

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