Deepawali 2021 : Deepawali or Diwali is an ancient festival of Hindus which has been celebrated throughout the country as a festival of light for centuries. When will the festival of Diwali start this year? Further complete information is being given about the auspicious time, worship method and importance etc.
Beginning Fastival of Diwali 2021:
Deepawali comes from the Sanskrit word Deep which means lamp or lamp which is lit for light and in worship etc. On the occasion of Diwali, most Indians light cotton wicks soaked in oil or ghee in small earthen lamps.
The festival of Deepawali starts 20 days after Dussehra or Vijayadashami which lasts for five consecutive days. This time the five-day Diwali festival is starting from 2 November 2021, the day of Dhanteras. On the other hand, on November 6, this festival will end with Bhai Dooj. This year the festival of Deepawali will be celebrated on 4th November 2021, the day Thursday.
Diwali 2021: Shubh Muhurta
It is believed that worshiping Goddess Lakshmi on Diwali brings happiness and prosperity in the family. The festival of Deepawali is celebrated on the first day of Kartik month according to Vikram Samvat calendar. Lakshmi Puja is also a part of Diwali festival which will take place on 4th of November.
The auspicious time of Diwali Puja or Laxmi Puja is on November 4, from 6.09 pm to 8.04 pm. This time is of Delhi-NCR. There may also be slight differences in the worship timings of different cities.
Diwali 2021: Worship Method
Puja Vidhi means how to worship. The idol of Lakshmi-Ganesh is worshiped during Diwali. Lakshmi is considered the goddess of wealth/wealth. On the other hand, Lord Ganesha is considered the god of wisdom and successful work. Sweets like kheer, sweets, halwa and modak are offered in Lakshmi Puja. On the occasion of Deepawali, many people also keep a fast and also light a lamp in the name of their ancestors along with the gods and goddesses. Children light different types of firecrackers, fireworks in the joy of Diwali.
Method of worship on the day of Deepawali
Make a small heap of rice or wheat in the place of worship and light a lamp of desi ghee on it, while meditating on Goddess Lakshmi, recite Shrisukta thrice. Offer offerings to all the deities including Goddess Lakshmi.
Diwali 2021: Significance
When Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after 14 years after conquering the demon Ravana, the king of Lanka, the townspeople celebrated by decorating the rows of lamps in the joy of his safe arrival. Since then Diwali is celebrated as the victory of good over evil and light over darkness.