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Diwali 2018


Everyone knows about Diwali or Deepavali—a festival that is celebrated by Hindus in India. It is one of India’s biggest festivals. Diwali means –rows of lighted earthen lamps. It is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartika, which falls sometime during October or November. On this day, people celebrated Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile, by lighting lamps filled with ghee. That night, inspite of it being the dark New moon night, was completely illuminated because of the thousands of lamps that were lit, to welcome the Lord.This removal of darkness with light is symbolic of eliminating the darkness of ignorance and spreading the light of knowledge all around. While Diwali, on one hand, is a festival that enlightens us, at the same time, it is a festival that brings us joy and wealth, which is why people pray to Goddess Laxmi too, on this day. This is why; Diwali is also called the Festival of Lights.

Diwali brings with it other festivals too, like Deepdaan, Dhanteras, Govardhan pooja, Bhai Dooj etc.It is actually a week long festivity-each festival having its own significance.

Diwali as a festival is very important from the cultural, social, religious and economic point of view.Today; this festival has removed all religious discrimination among people and people of all faiths celebrate this festival in their own way. This festival brings together people from different culture, people take out time to meet each other, those who may not pray the whole year, make it a point to pray on this day and there is an economic boom on these days since the poorest of poor also save the whole year to celebrate Diwali . All over the world, although the festivals that are similar to Diwali are called by different names, but in India, especially, with the Hindus, this festival of Diwali is very important.

Diwali And Laxmi Pooja

This day is very auspicious to obtain the grace of Goddess Laxmi- the Goddess of wealth. For happiness and wealth in the house and forever lasting prosperity, one should fast the whole day and after the sun sets, should pray to Goddess Laxmi in the”Sthir Lagan”of “Pradosh Kaal”.The correct time for the pooja should be found out according to the place one is worshipping in. The whole house should be cleaned to welcome the Goddess.


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Diwali Festival Date and Muhurat 2018



  • Diwali 2016

    30th October

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 18:27 to 20:09

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:33 to 20:09

    Vrishabha Kaal - 18:27 to 20:22

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 20:40 (29th October)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 23:08 (30th October)

  • Diwali 2017

    19th October

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 19:11 to 20:16

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:43 to 20:16

    Vrishabha Kaal - 19:11 to 21:06

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 00:13 (19th October)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 00:41 (20th October)

  • Diwali 2018

    7th November

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 17:57 to 19:53

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:27 to 20:06

    Vrishabha Kaal - 17:57 to 19:53

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 22:27 (6th November)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 21:31 (7th November)

  • Diwali 2019

    27th October

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 18:42 to 20:11

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:36 to 20:11

    Vrishabha Kaal - 18:42 to 20:37

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 12:23 (27th October)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 09:08 (28th October)

  • Diwali 2020

    14th November

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 17:28 to 19:23

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:23 to 20:04

    Vrishabha Kaal - 17:28 to 19:23

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 14:17 (14th November)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 10:36 (15th November)

  • Diwali 2021

    4th November

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 18:08 to 20:04

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:29 to 20:07

    Vrishabha Kaal - 18:08 to 20:04

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 06:02 (04th November)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 02:43 (05th November)

  • Diwali 2022

    24th October

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 18:52 to 20:13

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:38 to 20:13

    Vrishabha Kaal - 18:52 to 20:48

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 17:26 (24th October)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 16:17 (25th October)

  • Diwali 2023

    12th November

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 17:39 to 19:34

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:25 to 20:05

    Vrishabha Kaal - 17:39 to 19:34

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 14:44 (12th November)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 14:56 (13th November)

  • Diwali 2024

    1 November

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 17:31 to 18:16 *(without sthir lagna)

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:31 to 20:08

    Vrishabha Kaal - 18:19 to 20:05

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 15:52 (31st October)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 18:16 (1st November)

  • Diwali 2025

    20th October

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 19:07 to 20:15

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:42 to 20:15

    Vrishabha Kaal - 19:07 to 21:03

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 15:44 (20th October)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 17:54 (21st October)

  • Diwali 2026

    8th November

    Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - 17:53 to 19:49

    Pradosh Kaal- 17:27 to 20:06

    Vrishabha Kaal - 17:53 to 19:49

    Amavasya Tithi Begins- 11:27 (8th November)

    Amavasya Tithi Ends- 12:30 (9th November)


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