Diwali 2022: Diwali or Deepawali is one of the most important festivals of Hinduism. This day is also known as the festival of lights, as it signifies the victory of light over darkness. This year Diwali is being celebrated on 24 October.
Diwali 2022: Since when and why Diwali is celebrated
Diwali is historically a Hindu religious festival that originated in the era of Lord Rama. On the occasion of Diwali, Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana and completing 14 years of exile. Apart from this, it is also believed that the origin of the festival is probably even earlier when Goddess Lakshmi emerged as a boon to the gods and the entire humanity during the churning of the ocean of milk (Kshir Sagar).
Diwali 2022: Significance of Diwali
This festival signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair.
Diwali 2022: List of festivals
This festival is celebrated for five days
Day 1: Dhantrayodashi (22 October)
Second day - Narak Chaturdashi (24 October)
Day 3 - Lakshmi Puja (24 October)
Day 4 - Govardhan Puja (26 October)
Day 5 - Bhaiya Dooj (26 October)
Diwali 2022: Shubh Muhurta of Lakshmi Puja
On the auspicious day of Diwali, Lakshmi Puja should be performed during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and lasts for about 2 hours 24 minutes. The best time for Lakshmi Puja is during the Pradosh period when the stable lagna predominates.
Diwali 2022: Time and Duration
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 11:40 PM to 12:31 AM, October 25
Duration - 51 Minutes
Diwali 2022: Lakshmi Puja Vrat and Rituals
On the day of Diwali, people should wake up early in the morning to pay homage to their ancestors and worship the family deities. Being a new moon day, people also perform Shradh for their ancestors. Traditionally, most of the worship is done after observing a fast. Therefore, the devotees of Goddess Lakshmi observe a one-day fast on the day of Lakshmi Puja. The fast is broken in the evening after Lakshmi Puja.