Diwali 2023

One of the most well-known Hindu festivals is Diwali, also known as Deepavali. Millions of people all around the world hold a precious place in their hearts for this festival of lights. This magical event, which has its roots in the complex fabric of Indian culture, celebrates the victory of light over darkness, of knowledge over ignorance, and of joy over sorrow.

An important Hindu celebration called Diwali, which always falls on the new moon in the month of Kartik, follows 20 days of Dussehra or Vijayadashami and lasts for five days from Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj.

Diwali will be observed nationwide on November 12, 2023, for this year.

Diwali Date in 2023

Festival Name

Diwali 2023 Date


Sunday, 12 November 2023

Diwali 2023 Puja Timings

Diwali on Sunday, November 12, 2023

Puja Muhurat 


Laxmi Puja Muhurat

Sunday, November 12, 5:40 PM To 07:36 PM

Note: Amavasya Tithi start and end time – 02:44 PM on November 12, 2023 to 02:56 PM on November 13, 2023

About Diwali

According to Amanta custom, Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated between the middles of October and November between the Hindu lunisolar months of Ashvin and Kartika. 

However, according to the ancient calendar, Diwali is observed every year on Amavasya, or the fifteenth day of the month of Kartik.

On this day, worshippers worship Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of riches and prosperity, and ask for her grace. This event has a variety of origin legends, all of which represent the same concept.

Diwali 2023 – 5 Days Celebration

Festival Name







10, November 2023


Festival of Buying Metals and Gold

Choti Diwali


11 November 2023


Rangoli creation and decoration

Diwali (Laxmi Puja)


12 November 2023


Diyas and the Festival of Lights

Govardhan Puja


13 November 2023


Pray to Shri Krishna, also known as Lord Goverdhan.

Bhai Dooj


14 November 2023


A time to honour the brothers and sisters

Diwali: How Is It Celebrated?

Diwali comes from Hindu mythology. Lord Rama, the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, returned to Ayodhya after killing Ravana. The people of Ayodhya welcomed Lord Rama with diyas and rangolis. This incident is said to have happened on Amavasya (new moon day) in Kartik, hence Diwali is celebrated then.

Celebrants clean, renovate, and decorate their houses and offices with diyas (oil lamps) and rangolis before Diwali. People dress in their best, decorate their homes with saaki (earthen lamps), diyas, and rangoli, worship Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth, light fireworks, and share mithai (sweets) and gifts at family feasts on Diwali.

Besides being a celebration of lights, Diwali has cultural and spiritual importance. The celebration symbolises good triumphing over evil, light over darkness, and wisdom over ignorance. Diyas symbolise the inner light that shields us from spiritual darkness. Also, relatives and friends eat sweets and delicacies and give presents.

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