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Diwali 2020: Deepavali Date, Shubh Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

Diwali 2020 or Deepawali is the combination of two words: “Deep” meaning light and “Awali” meaning queue which makes the whole meaning “the queue of lights”. Diwali 2020 will be celebrated on 14th November. Diwali is the major festival celebrated by Hindus all over the world. This festival starts from Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj. Diwali is also known as “Deep Utsav” and celebrated by Sikhs and Jains. Sikhs celebrate this festival in the form of “Bandi Chod Diwas” and Jains celebrate this festival in the form of “The Salvation Day Of Mahavir Swami”. Other than India, Diwali is celebrated with great zeal in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia and Nepal.

Diwali 2020

“Arya Samaj” was established by Swami Dayanand Saraswati on the day of Diwali to maintain the rich cultural value of this day for the Hindus. This is the reason that Diwali is considered to be an important festival for the people of Arya Samaj.

Diwali 2020: Laxmi Puja Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja Muhurat

From 17:30:10 till 19:26:01


1 Hour 55 minutes

Pradosh Time

From 17:27:47 till 20:07:03

Vrishabh Time

From 17:30:10 till 19:26:01

Note: This time is applicable for New Delhi

Name of the Muhurat




Pradosh Kaal

Three muhurats after Sunset

Occurence of fixed Lagna

Best time for Laxmi Pujan

Mahanishita Kaal

Muhurat during Midnight

Auspicious timing for Tantrik Puja

Provision of worshipping Maa Kali

Diwali 2020: Importance of Diwali

Through Diwali 2020 update we will explain the importance of this holy festival Deepavali. Diwali is a festival which holds importance historically, culturally and socially for every Hindu. People clean and decorate their houses on this festival and meet relatives and friends. Diwali is celebrated on the no moon day or Amavasya in the Kartik month of the Hindu panchang. This festival is usually celebrated in mid-October or mid-November after Dussehra. If there are two Amavasya in a month, then Diwali is celebrated on the second day of the Amavasya.

The most popular story related to the festival is that when Lord Rama returned after 14 years of exile to Ayodhya, all the people of Ayodhya lit Diyas of ghee and celebrated it in the form of a festival. From that time till date, Diwali is celebrated by lighting Diyas and exchanging sweets with each other.

Diwali 2020: Diwali In Mythology

Diwali is also mentioned in the ancient scripts or granths like “Padma Puran” and “Skand Puran”. In the Seventh Century, the Indian king Harish Chandra wrote a drama called “Naganand”, in which Diwali is mentioned by the name of “'Dīpapratipādutsava”. Also later in the Ninth Century, Rajshekhar wrote “Kavyamimamsa”, in which Diwali is mentioned as “Deepmalika”. Through Diwali 2020 update we tried to provide you the mythology details about Diwali festival.

Diwali 2020: How is Diwali Celebrated?

Let us tell you how you can celebrate your Diwali 2020. People wait for Diwali the whole year. Deep cleaning of the house is done before the festival. Old things are cleaned and polished while new things are brought for the decoration in the house. The market is flushed with decor and gift items for the festive season. People buy sweets and gifts for their loved ones and a lot of things for decoration. Shops, offices and houses are cleaned and decorated for the festival. There are a large number of firecrackers available in the market during Diwali, as people love to burst crackers during this festival.

According to Brahmapurana, at midnight of Diwali, Goddess Lakshmi is known to visit the houses of the people. This is the reason why the houses are cleaned and decorated during the festival, as people want the goddess to be happy and bless them. Diwali is also very important for the farmers, as during this festival, Kharif crops are ready to be harvested and the farms of the farmers are filled with luscious crops.

Diwali 2020: Major Festivals Celebrated Before And After Diwali

As always Diwali 2020 will fall between some of the major festivals celebrated in India. It starts with Navratri or Durga Puja, ending with Dussehra. After 18 or 20 days, the festival of Diwali is celebrated. The week of Diwali starts with Dhanteras, which is considered to be the day when precious metals are bought. In 2020, Dhanteras will be celebrated on 13th November.

The festival of Diwali is all about puja of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, who are considered to be the epitome of wealth and prosperity. After Dhanteras, the next day is celebrated as the Choti Diwali, when people light their houses and maximum preparation for the main festival is done. Choti Diwali will be celebrated on 14th November 2020.

The next day after the festival of Diwali, Govardhan Puja is done. This is the day when Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan Mountain. Many rituals are performed on this day. This festival will be celebrated on the 15th of November in the year 2020.

The last day is dedicated to the relationship between brothers and sisters. This day is known as Bhai Dooj and the sister ties a kalava on the wrist of her brother and the brother, in turn, gives money or gift to his sister. Bhai Duj will be celebrated on 16th November in 2020.

Diwali 2020: Rituals To Perform On The Day Of Diwali

Let’s talk about the rituals that people perform during the Diwali 2020 festival.

  • Everyone should take a bath early and wear new clothes on the day of Diwali.
  • According to the Hindu Shastras, except kids and old people, everyone in the house should fast on the day of the festival.
  • Good vegetarian meals should be prepared at the houses.
  • Everyone should take a bath again in the evening and wear new clothes to get ready for the puja at the muhurat.
  • Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are praised at the right muhurat and after the aarti, Diyas are lit in the whole house.
  • After the aarti, offerings are distributed to all the members of the house.
  • In some cultures, there is a ritual of giving new clothes and money to the daughters and daughters-in-law of the house.

Diwali 2020: Lighting Diyas On Diwali

Diwali 2020: Although on the day of Diwali all the parts of the house are lighted with Diyas, but a Diya should be put in front of the idol or picture of Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati and Lord Ganesha, which should not go off until the morning.

Apart from the altar, if there is a banyan tree near the house, it is considered auspicious to light the Diya in the shade of the banyan tree. One thing which is to be taken care of while lighting the Diya in the shade of the banyan tree is that you should not look back when you are returning after lighting the Diya. Also near the water storage in the kitchen, a Diya should be lighted.

The night of Diwali is a night of no moon or a dark night, which is the reason it holds a lot of importance for all the people into tantric science. This night is considered to be a night of wealth but at the same time, negative energies abide in the environment. It is important to take care of all the rituals to be done properly.

We hope that Diwali 2020, the Festival of Lights would be extremely auspicious and and you are blessed with wealth and health as a blessing of Goddess Lakshmi, Goddess Saraswati and Lord Ganesha.

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