Diwali 2021 all Information
Diwali is a festival of hope, light, celebration and a day to express our gratitude toward our loved ones.
Also known as Deepawali, it is widely celebrated festival of Hindus that signifies the victory of good over evil. Basicallya, it is a harvest festival, but it also has significant for religious purposes. Diwali literally means a row of earthen lamps which we lit on the darkest night of Kartik Amavasya.
Significance of Diwali (STORY BEHIND DIWALI)
Diwali marks the arrival of Lord Rama along with Sita and Lakhsmana in Ayodhya exactly twenty one days after killing cruel Ravana. To welcome Lord Rama, Sita and Laxman, people of Ayodhya decorated the entire city with the earthen lamps and started celebrating this day as a festival.
How to Celebrate Diwali 2021
Like every year people will start cleaning and decorating their home and work places to create Rangolis on the floor using coloured powers or sand.
Diwali is about inviting Lord Ganesh, the remover of obstacles; and Lakshmi (the goddess of wealth) to seek their blessings for a happy and prosperous life. On the night of Diwali, people will light dozens of candles and diyas throughout homes and in the streets to light up the dark night.
Place the idol of Goddess Lakshmi in the centre and the idol of Lord Ganesh on the right side of the Kalash. Keep some flowers in your palm for prayer and join your hands in prayer mode, close your eyes and recite Diwali Pooja mantra. After prayer, offer the flowers and take a Lakshmi and Ganesh’s idol and bath it with water and Panchamrit.
On the evening of Diwali, people wear their new finest clothes, illuminate their homes with Diyas and Rangolis and worship Lakshmi. Later, they distribute sweets and gifts with family and friends.
Diwali 2021: Date and Muhurat
Date- November 04, 2021
Day – Thursday
Pradosh Kaal – 05:34 PM to 08:10 PM
Vrishabha Kaal – 06:09 PM to 08:04 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins – 06:03 AM on Nov 04, 2021
Amavasya Tithi Ends – 02:44 AM on Nov 05, 2021
Why Worship Lakshmi-Ganesh
A story from Hindu mythology is that Lakshmi adopted Ganesh from His mother Parvati because the former was childless.
Out of Her love for Ganesh, Lakshmi declared that everyone who aims to impress her will have to worship Ganesh as well. Also, Ganesh is the god of wisdom and everyone who deals with money and wealth must have wisdom.
• Sandal paste
• Saffron paste
• Garland of flowers
• Rose flowers