When is Diwali in 2023 – Diwali 2023 Date and MahuratDeepavali, an important Hindu festival, represents the victory of good over evil. Notably, it is not limited to Hindus; Buddhists, Jains, and Sikhs also enthusiastically participate in the Festival of Lights. According to the ancient calendar, Diwali falls on Amavasya, which is the 15th day of the Kartik month each year. Therefore, Diwali in 2023 will be held on Sunday, November 12, 2023.
Diwali 2023: 5 Days Of Diwali Festival
|Dhanteras||Friday, 10, November 2023||Trayodashi||Festival of Purchasing Gold and Metals|
|Choti Diwali||Saturday, 11 November 2023||Chaturdashi||Decorations and Making Rangolis|
|Diwali (Laxmi Pooja)||Sunday, 12 November 2023||Pratipada||Offer prayers to Mata Laxmi|
|Goverdhan pooja||Tuesday, 14 November 2023||Pratipada||Offer prayers to Lord Goverdhan (Shri Krishna)|
|Bhai Dooj||Wednesday, 15 November 2023||Dwitiya||Celebration of brothers and sisters|
How to perform Laxmi PujaGoddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped on the auspicious day of Diwali. They pray to the deities to bless them with peace, prosperity and good health.
Items required for puja :
- Diyas (Earthen lamps)
- Paste of sandalwood
- Flowers, sweets
- Sweets, apple
- Rice grains
Rituals for Diwali Puja 2023
- The place where puja is to be performed must be sanctified by sprinkling holy water – Ganga Jal.
- A high platform must be set, on which a red cloth should be spread. A handful of grains must be kept in the centre of the red cloth.
- A Kalash must be placed in the middle. The Kalash is to be filled 75 per cent with water. Betel nuts, rice, coins and flowers must also be put in the Kalash. 5 mango leaves must be arranged on the neck of the Kalash. A small thali is then placed on top of the Kalash on which a small mountain of rice is made. A lotus is drawn on the rice with Haldi powder.
- The faces of the idols of Laxmi and Ganesh must be west-facing, and the idol of Maa Laxmi must be on the right side of Lord Ganesha. Some coins are also put before the idol of Maa Laxmi.
- Tilak of Haldi and Kumkum is applied, and flowers are offered to the idols as well as to the Kalash. Sweets are then offered to the deities and incense sticks are lit.
- When one starts the Puja, they must keep the books of their business accounts beside the idol of Maa Laxmi. A Swastika is also drawn with vermilion on the floor or the wall.
- One Earthen lamp filled with ghee and one filled with oil is lit in front of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi.
- During the puja, the devotees must sit with their faces in the East or North direction. Mantras and Bhajans of Maa Laxmi and Lord Ganesha are chanted to invoke the Goddess of Wealth and the God of knowledge. People must wholeheartedly worship the Gods and must seek their blessings to face the challenges of the coming year.