Diwali 2022- Know Date Timings & Pooja Vidhi
Diwali is a prime religious festival of the Hindus. Read the top facts of Diwali 2022 date timings, background and pooja vidhi.
The word Diwali is a fusion of two Sanskrit words- Deep and Avali Deep means lamp and Avali signifies now. Thus it is literal meaning in the row of lights or lamps. The festival is celebrated by Indian Diaspora by lighting the old lamps. Diwali or Deepawali is one of the major religious festivals of India. It is celebrated by the followers of Hiduism, Sikhism and Jainism across India and other parts of the world. During the month of Kartika which normally falls in October or the mid of November. This festival symbolizes the victory of goodness over evils and light over darkness. This year Diwali 2022 is going to be a mega festival.
The inception of Diwali can be traced back with Indian legends. This festival is in remembrance of the return of Lord Ram with Sita to Ayodhya after killing the demons and spending a span of 14 years of exile. This is 5 days festival starting with Dhanteras and culminates with Bhai Dooj. This festival is associated with goddess of prosperity Lakshmi and marks the starting of anew financial year.
The other legends say that Diwali fall son the birthday of Goddess Lakshmi and this is the special day of his marriage with Lord Vishnu. In south India people celebrate Diwali as the day when Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narkasur Diwali.
Day Date Festival
Saturday 22 October Dhanteras
Sunday 23 October Narak Chaturdasi
Monday 24 October Lakshmi Puja
Tuesday 25 October Goverdhan Puja
Wednesday 26 October Bhai Dooj
How Diwali is celebrated?
Deepawali is almost a week long festival when people get a chance to rejoice and people engage themselves in cleaning their houses. The celebration starts with Dhanteras when Lord of health and Ayurveda Dhanvantri is worshiped. The houses are decorated with lamps and Rangoli.
The second day is Narak Chaturdasi which is also called Chooti Diwali This day is related to the worship of Shakti or Mahakali who killed the demon Narkasura. This day is also called Kali Chaudas. In the south Indian states of Tamilnadu, Karnataka Narak Chaturdasi is on the same day when Diwali is celebrated. On this day Kali Mata, Lord Krishna are worshiped on north east corner of the house
On the third day people worship Lord Hanuman and decorate their houses and business establishments with flower wreathes. In the evening special diwali Puja is performed when Lord Ganesha and goddess Lakshmi is worshiped. Later houses one lit with dias (earthen lamps) and candles and fire crackers are burnt. On this eve people buy jewelry, fabrics and exchange sweets and the fourth day of Diwali celebration Goverdhan Pooja is done with Annakut.
People offer a large variety of food to Lord Krishna as a mark of showing their gratitude. It is considered that on this day Lord Krishna saved Vrindavan from the wrath of Indra by giving a shelter of Goverdhan hill, while he lifted it on his fingers toe. Bhai Dooj or Bhai tika is the culmination of Diwali. On this day which falls on second lunar day Shukla Paksha, sisters and brothers show their affection.
The Shubh Muhurat of Diwali 2022 is from 6:53 PM to 8:48PM Thus the duration for 1 hour 56 minutes. The time may vary from place to place
Diwali has gained massive popularity since time immemorial not only on account of outstanding shows of fireworks, lighting, vibrance but in real sense on account of it is appeal of victory of goodness. On this day entire cities in India are bathed in assortments of coloured lights and people are engaged in rituals and mirth seeking. This festival exhorts us to repeal the shackles of ignorance and be ignited with new knowledge and trod on the righteous path Diwali festival is symbolic of cleanliness not only of the houses and vicinity but of internal thoughts and of cleansing of the bygone anguish, worries, desires and woes and entering the reason of light and righteous path.
Before commence Puja rituals you have to be fresh and have a shower. Choose the right place in north direction and place a wooden seat on which place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi, besides place the 5 deities called Panchdev- Shiva, Vishnu, Durga, Ganesha and Surya. After anointing the idols with holy Ganges water, have a seat and invoke goddess. Now after 16 materials and recite Lakhi mantra After the worship is over disburse prasadam among the people. At the culmination of Puja ceremony start Aarti of Lakshmi ji all the family members should assemble together at Puja time.