Diwali 2022: Diwali, the festival of lights, joy, prosperity and happiness will be celebrated this year on October 24, 2022. It is a five day long celebration that commences with Dhanteras and ends with Bhaiya Dooj. The festival of Diwali is celebrated on the darkest night of the year in the Hindu month of Kartik. This festival is being celebrated on Kartik Amavasya. People celebrate this festival with great grandeur and enthusiasm and enjoy it with their family, friends and relatives.
According to astrology, there is a solar eclipse Govardhan Puja will be celebrated on the third day of Diwali i.e., October 26, 2022. Performing any Puja during Surya Grahan is considered to be inauspicious.
Diwali 2022: Date and Time
Amavasya Tithi Begins: 24th October, 2022 – 05:27 PM
Amavasya Tithi Ends: 25th October, 2022 – 04:18 PM
Diwali 2022: Important Dates and Tithi
|Festival||Day and Date||Tithi|
|Dhanteras||Saturday, 22nd October, 2022||Trayodashi|
|Choti Diwali||Sunday, 23rd October, 2022||Chaturdashi|
|Diwali (Laxmi Puja )||Monday, 24th October, 2022||Amavasya|
|Govardhan Pooja||Tuesday, 26th October, 2022||Pratipada|
|Bhai Dooj||Wednesday, 26th October, 2022||Dwitiya|
Diwali 2022: Significance
Diwali illuminates the houses and hearts and this festival spread the message of friendship and togetherness. This is the festival of hope, success, knowledge and fortune.
Diwali is considered to be the festival of lights. It is revered as the day to light the lamp of power, knowledge and virtues within us. Each of the five days of this vibrant festival teaches us something and has a significant purpose.
It is widely believed that Diwali is the day when the Hindu Goddess of prosperity, Maa Lakshmi travels to the Earth and bless the people with happiness, wealth and prosperity.
People also wear new clothes and worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha on this day. This day is dedicated for the Special Lakshmi Puja.
Diwali 2022: Celebration
The celebration of Diwali includes lighting the house with lights and diyas (earthen lamps) and decorate the house with flowers and rangolis. There is a tradition to leave the windows as well as the doors of the house open to seek the blessings of the Goddess Laxmi and other deities of wealth by allowing them to enter to bless their lives and homes with happiness and prosperity.
In Southern India, Diwali marks the home coming of their ancient King Mahabali and people decorate their houses with flowers and cow dung to welcome the King. Govardhan Puja is done on this day.
In Bengal and other parts of Eastern India, Goddess Kali is worshipped on this day. This is known as Shyama puja.
Special Note :- People celebrate Diwali with great enthusiasm and this the main and major festival which is celebrated across the world by Hindu people. So here Times of India appeals to all the people that this year celebrate Diwali in an unique way by spreading happiness everywhere. There are multiple ways by which you can celebrate this Diwali :-
1. Go to orphanage and distribute new clothes and sweets to the children.
2. Visit Old Age Home, where you can celebrate Diwali by distributing food, clothes and other useful items.
3. Bring smile on your worker’s or servants face by offering them sweets, food and clothes.
4. Do not waste your money in fire crackers rather spend that money on charity.
5. Do purchase clay diyas and other decoration material from road side hawkers, they too want to celebrate Diwali.
So we are wishing you a Very Happy Diwali 2022