Mumbai : The festival of Diwali has special significance in Hinduism. The festival of Diwali starts on Dhanteras and ends on Bhai Dooj. This year, Diwali is falling on 14 November (Saturday). According to religious beliefs, on this day, Lord Shri Rama returned to Ayodhya after killing Lankapati Ravana. On Lord Rama’s return, he was welcomed by lighting a lamp of ghee in Ayodhya. It is said that since then, Diwali is celebrated remembering this day. However, this year there is confusion among people regarding the dates of Dhanteras, Narak Chaturdashi and Diwali. Know the exact date of Dhanteras, Chhoti Diwali (Narak Chaturdashi) and Diwali and auspicious time of pooja –
The festival of Dhanteras is celebrated on Trayodashi of Kartik Krishna Paksha. This year Dhanteras will be celebrated on 13 November. According to astrologers, Trayodashi will take place from the evening of 12 November. In such a situation, shopping for Dhanteras can also be done on November 12. Although the festival is celebrated in Udaya Tithi. In such a situation, Dhanteras will be celebrated on 13 November.
Chhoti Diwali 2020 (Narak Chaturdashi) –
This year Chhoti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi will be celebrated on 14 November. The auspicious time of bathing on Narak Chaturdashi will be from 5:23 am to 6:43 am. Chaturdashi Tithi on November 14 will remain only till 1.16 pm. After this, Diwali will also be celebrated on this day due to the amavasya.
Diwali (Deepawali) 2020-
Amavasya Tithi will continue till 10.00 am on November 15. Lord Ganesha and mother Lakshmi are worshiped at night on Amavasya Tithi. In such a situation, Diwali will also be celebrated on 14 November this year.
Bhaidooj 2020 –
There will be Govardhan Puja on 15 November 2020 and Bhai Dooj or Chitragupta Jayanti will be celebrated on 16 November. Actually this time according to Hindi Panchang, dwitiya tithi is not coming due to which the dates are decreasing.