Diwali Puja 2020 Shubh Muhurat: Diwali or Deepawali is one of the major festivals of Hinduism. It has indeed special significance in Hinduism. Though Diwali is celebrated for one day and this year, it falls on November 14, this festival lasts about 5 days from Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj. It is celebrated in many countries of the world including India, Nepal Fiji, Guyana, India, Malaysia (except Sarawak), Mauritius, and Myanmar. Deepawali is also called Deep Utsav because of its celebration with the lines of lamps.
The festival of Diwali is the symbol of the victory of light over darkness. Along with Hinduism, many other religions majorly Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism also celebrate Diwali. In Jainism, Diwali is celebrated as the salvation day of Lord Mahavira, whereas Sikhs celebrate it as a day of detention.
Diwali 2020: Lakshmi Puja Muhurat (लक्ष्मी पूजा का मुहूर्त)
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta: 17: 30: 04 to 19:25:54 Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes, Prasadh Kaal: 17: 27: 41 to 20:06:58 Trisha period: 17: 30: 04 to 19:25:54
लक्ष्मी पूजा मुहूर्त्त :17:30:04 से 19:25:54 तकअवधि :1 घंटे 55 मिनटप्रदोष काल :17:27:41 से 20:06:58 तकवृषभ काल :17:30:04 से 19:25:54 तक
Diwali Mahanishita Kaal Muhurata (दिवाली महानिशीथ काल मुहूर्त)
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta: 23: 39: 20 to 24:32:26 Duration: 0 hours 53 minutes, Mahanishith Kaal: 23: 39: 20 to 24:32:26 Singh Kaal: 24: 01: 35 to 26:19:15
लक्ष्मी पूजा मुहूर्त्त :23:39:20 से 24:32:26 तकअवधि :0 घंटे 53 मिनटमहानिशीथ काल :23:39:20 से 24:32:26 तकसिंह काल :24:01:35 से 26:19:15 तक
Diwali Choghadiya Muhurat (दिवाली शुभ चौघड़िया मुहूर्त)
Pm Muhurtha (Gain, Amrit): 14: 20: 25 to 16:07:08 till Sasayankal Muhurta (Gain): 17: 27: 41 to 19:07:14 Tratrati Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Chal): 20: 46: 47 to 25:45:26 peak time (benefits): 29: 04: 32 to 30:44:04
अपराह्न मुहूर्त्त (लाभ, अमृत):14:20:25 से 16:07:08 तकसायंकाल मुहूर्त्त (लाभ):17:27:41 से 19:07:14 तकरात्रि मुहूर्त्त (शुभ, अमृत, चल):20:46:47 से 25:45:26 तकउषाकाल मुहूर्त्त (लाभ):29:04:32 से 30:44:04 तक
Diwali Celebration Day
- Diwali (Mahalakshmi Pujan) is celebrated on the new moon day in Kartik month. If Amavasya Tithi does not touch Pradosh Kaal for two days, then there is a rule to celebrate Diwali on the second day. This is the most prevalent rule in Hinduism.
- According to another opinion, if Amavasya Tithi does not come in Pradosh Kaal for two days, Diwali should be celebrated on the first day.
- If the Amavasya Tithi does not fall and Pratipada starts directly after Chaturdashi, Diwali should be celebrated on Chaturdashi Tithi on the first day.
Lakshmi Puja Timing on Diwali
Goddess Lakshmi should be worshiped during Pradosh Kaal (Three Muhurats after sunset). It is considered auspicious to worship Laxmi during the Pradosh period. During this period, when four zodiac sign – Lakshmi, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius are stable, Lakshmi should be worshiped. Because it is believed that if worship is done at the time of stable signs, then Goddess Lakshmi stays in the house.
Worship is also important during Mahanishith period (महानिशीथ काल). But this time is more suitable for Tantrik, Pandit, and seekers. During this period, Mother Kali should be worshipped along with Laxmi. Only those people who have an understanding of the Mahanishith period should worship this time.
Method of Lakshmi Puja on Diwali
- The auspicious time for Lakshmi Puja on Diwali is evening and night. Mother Lakshmi, Vighnaharta Lord Ganesha, and Mother Saraswati are worshiped. According to the Puranas, on the dark night of Kartik Amavasya, Mahalakshmi herself arrives at Bhooloka (earth) and visits every house. During this time, the house which is clean and light in every way, she stays there. So, worshiping Laxmi on Diwali is a special blessing of Mother Mahalakshmi. Along with Lakshmi Puja, Kuber Puja is also performed. These things should be kept in mind during worship.
- Clean the house before Lakshmi Pujan on Diwali and sprinkle Ganga water for purification and purity of the atmosphere throughout the house. Also, make a series of Rangoli and Diyas at the entrance of the house.
- Place a garrison at the place of worship and place a statue of Lakshmi and Ganesh on it by placing a red cloth or put a picture of Lakshmi on the wall. Keep urn filled with water near the worshipping spot.
- Put Tilak on the idol of Goddess Lakshmi and Ganesha and light a lamp. Offer water, molly, rice, fruits, jaggery, turmeric, abir-gulal etc. Recite arti and praise Mata Mahalakshmi.
- Along with this, worship Goddess Saraswati, Maa Kali, Lord Vishnu and Kubera Dev. Mahalakshmi Pujan should be done by gathering the whole family. After Mahalakshmi Pujan, worship the vault, bookkeeping, and trading equipment. After worship, give sweets and Dakshina to the needy people according to reverence.
The mythological story of Diwali
There are many religious beliefs and stories associated with Diwali. But there are mainly two important mythological stories:
On the day of Kartik Amavasya, Lord Shri Ram Chandra returned to Ayodhya by spending fourteen years of exile and killing Lankapati Ravana. On this day, people celebrated the festival by lighting lamps on the joy of Lord Shri Ram Chandra Ji’s arrival in Ayodhya. Since then, Diwali has been celebrated.
According to another mythology, a demon named Narakasura disturbed the gods and sages with his demonic powers. This demon took 16 thousand women of saints and saints captive. Devas and sages, troubled by the increasing atrocities of Narakasura. They pleaded with Lord Krishna for help. After this, Lord Shri Krishna killed Narakasura on the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha in Kartik month and freed the gods and saints from his terror, and also freed 16 thousand women from captivity. In the joy, people lit lamps in their homes on the second day i.e. on the new moon day of Kartik month. Since then, the festival of Narak Chaturdashi and Deepawali started being celebrated.
Along with these two, there are also beliefs:
- Lord Vishnu made King Bali the lord of Hades, and lord Indra celebrated Diwali with joy after finding heaven safe.
- During the Samudra Manthan, Lakshmi ji appeared from Kshir Sagar and accepted Lord Vishnu as her husband.