Sunday, November 8, 2015

2015 Diwali festival dates and Lakshmi puja timings

With the festival of lights starting tomorrow, colurful and yummy days are ahead - colours in kandeels, lights, diyas and garments and the 'yummy' part in what else but traditional sweets! The 3 important important deities worshipped during Diwali are the Goddess of Wealth, namely Goddess Lakshmi, the Lord of wisdom, namely Lord Ganesha and the Goddess of learning, namely Goddess Saraswati. Learn more about the pujas and rituals of Diwali: How to do simple Ganesha and Lakshmi pujas on 5 days of Diwali

2015 five days of Diwali 

From left to right: Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha

1. November 9th (Monday): Dhanteras 

2. November 10th (Tuesday): Narak Chaturdashi

Useful info: Diwali Abhyanga Snaan materials and procedure

3. November 11th (Wednesday): Lakshmi puja, to be started at 6p.m. Till: 8.33p.m. [as mentioned on the 2015 Kalnirnay calendar]

Learn: How to do a simple Lakshmi puja at home

Know more: Mahalakshmi aarti for Lakshmi puja
On the same day: Chopdi puja 

Refer: Chopdi puja rituals and traditions

4. November 12th (Thursday): Deepavali Paadva and Goverdhan puja

Learn more: Diwali Paadva Govardhan Puja traditions

5. November 13th (Friday): Bhau Bheej 

Learn more: Bhau-Bheej Tikka ceremony procedure

Wishing all of you a Happy and Prosperous Diwali!

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