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Know all about Diwali Puja muhurat 2016 to celebrate the auspicious day and more

Diwali marks the triumph of good over evil.To celebrate Diwali, Indians across the world light fireworks and candles and decorate their homes with rangoli—patterns made out of colored rice or powder.


By   |  Updated On : October 30, 2016 12:16 PM
Know all about Diwali Puja muhurat 2016 to celebrate the auspiscious day and more. (Image: Getty)

Know all about Diwali Puja muhurat 2016 to celebrate the auspiscious day and more. (Image: Getty)

New Delhi :  

The excitement is warming up the environment On Diwal. Diwali is a five-day festival of lights celebrated worldwide by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains. This year, Diwali will be celebrated on 0ctober 30. Diwali marks the triumph of good over evil.To celebrate Diwali, Indians across the world light fireworks and candles and decorate their homes with rangoli—patterns made out of colored rice or powder. Families clean their houses, buy new clothes, eat sweets and share presents. On the day of Diwai devotees worship Godess Lakshmi and Kali.

Know all about Diwali Puja muhurat: 

Lakshmi Puja on Diwali: 

Lakshmi Puja on Diwali should be done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes. Mahanishita Kaal is best suited for Tantrik community and practicing Pandits who know the best about Lakshmi Puja during this special time.

The best time for Lakshmi Puja is during Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna prevails. Sthir means fixed i.e. not moveable. If Lakshmi Puja is done during Sthir Lagna, Lakshmiji is said to stay in there home; hence this time is the best for Lakshmi Pujan. Diwali Puja is also known as Deepavali Puja and Lakshmi Ganesh Pujan.

Kali Puja on Diwali: 

Kali Puja on Diwali is an interesting aspect of Diwali night is also Kali Puja. This is celebrated predominantly by Bengalis, and is relatively a recent addition. This puja is said to have been introduced in the eighteenth century by the king of Navadveep, Raja Krishnachandra. The festival reportedly started gaining popularity in the nineteenth century when it was patronised by the local kings and land lords in Bengal.

Over the past two centuries, the festival has gained much ground in the region of Bengal and is now celebrated with equal fanfare, if not more, as Diwali.One unique aspect of the celebrations is the prasad offered to the Devi. Unlike most pujas, wherein the offering is strictly vegetarian in nature, often the offering during Kali Puja is that of mutton.

Check out Diwali Puja Muhurat 2016 here:

Pradosh Kaal Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 18:27 to 20:09

Duration = 1 Hour 42 Mins

Pradosh Kaal = 17:33 to 20:09

Vrishabha Kaal = 18:27 to 20:22

Amavasya Tithi Begins = 20:40 on 29/Oct/2016

Amavasya Tithi Ends = 23:08 on 30/Oct/2016

Mahanishita Kaal Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = None

Duration = 0 Hours 0 Mins

Mahanishita Kaal = 23:38 to 24:30

Simha Kaal = 24:57+ to 27:14

Amavasya Tithi Begins = 20:40 on 29/Oct/2016

Amavasya Tithi Ends = 23:08 on 30/Oct/2016

Choghadiya Puja Muhurat

Morning Muhurta (Char, Labh, Amrit) = 07:58 - 12:05

Afternoon Muhurta (Shubh) = 13:27 - 14:49

Evening Muhurta (Shubh, Amrit, Char) = 17:33 - 22:27

About Diwali

Diwali has a host of legends to explain its origin, but the most popular one recounts the tale of Lord Rama and his wife Sita, who returned to the city of Ayodhya after 14 years in exile. In the Indian epic poem Ramayana, Lord Rama defeats the evil 10-headed king Ravana and rescues Sita, whom Ravana had kidnapped. According to the legend, Lord Rama’s devotees in Ayodhya filled the city with flowers and lit rows of clay lamps to welcome him and Sita back, signifying good vanquishing evil.

To celebrate Diwali, Indians across the world light fireworks and candles and decorate their homes with rangoli—patterns made out of colored rice or powder. Families clean their houses, buy new clothes, eat sweets and share presents. Learn more in the video above.

First Published: Saturday, October 29, 2016 11:12 AM


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