Diwali 2023: Diwali can be celebrated on November 12 and could commemorate the victory of light over darkness and correct over evil. On this present day, Goddess Lakshmi, popularly referred to as the goddess of wealth, is honoured.
On this day, it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi descends into the world to bestow her blessings upon her devotees. Sweets have a special vicinity on this day, whilst some are offered to the gods.Festival, as well as services to Lord Ganesha and Lakshmi.
This year, the festival of Diwali will be celebrated on November, 12 2023. Diwali 2023, the festival of lights, is celebrated to commemorate Lord Rama’s return home after a fourteen-year exile.
Deepavali, also known as Diwali. On this day, devotees worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha and cleanliness is very important. As a result, people deep clean their homes, offices, warehouses, and factories in preparation for the festival.
When is Diwali
It’s a 5-day festival, which starts with Dhanteras, on November 10. Next is Choti Diwali, on November 11 followed by Diwali on November 12. Next is Govardhan Puja on November 14 and lastly Bhai Dhooj on November 15.
The importance of Diwali 2023
It is a Hindu festival, celebrated in the month of Kartik after Lord Shri Ram returned to Ayodhya with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman after completing a fourteen-year exile. The festival symbolises the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.
On this day Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped, who is also known as the goddess of wealth. It is believed that on this day, Goddess Lakshmi descends to Earth to bless her devotees.
Puja Timings and muhurat of Diwali 2023
As per Drikpanchang, following are the details of puja timing and muhurat
Diwali: Sunday, November 12, 2023
Vrishabha Lagna Muhurat: 05:39 PM to 07:35 PM
Duration – 01 Hour 56 Mins
Simha Lagna Muhurat: November 13, 12:10 AM to 02:27 AM
Duration – 02 Hours 17 Mins
Amavasya Tithi Begins: November 12, 02:44 PM
Amavasya Tithi Ends: November 13, 02:56 PM
Diwali is Indian holiday that wouldn’t be complete without some sweet specialties.
Below is a list of food offered to the deities on this day.
Kaju Katri : This is a well-known Diwali treat that is prepared with cashew paste, powdered milk, powdered sugar, and silver varq.
Gulab Jamun : These soft and easy to chew sweets are given to gods after being dipped in sugar syrup and made with refined flour, khoya, paneer, and cardamom powder.
Jalebi : Jalebi is a crispy and juicy sweet that is fried in a spiral shape.
Rasgulla : Rasgulla is a soft, spongy and delicious dessert made of curdled milk and sugar syrup. It is a popular dessert from West Bengal & Odisha.
Rasmalai : Rasmalai is a popular Bengali sweet delicacy made from paneer or chenna discs. These discs are initially cooked in sugar syrup to make them soft and spongy.
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