Diwali, the celebration of lights and sweets, is right around the corner, and India is decorated beautifully. Diwali is one of Hinduism’s most important celebrations, commemorating Lord Ram’s victory over Ravan. After 14 years in exile, Lord Ram, Sita, and Laxman, along with Hanuman, returned to Ayodhya on this day.
Diwali is observed on the 15th day of the Holy month Kartik. During this month, Hindus avoid eating meat and practice vegetarianism as a devotion to various gods. This year, the festival falls on November 4. However, the festivities of Diwali start from Choti Diwali that is followed by Dhanteras.
The celebrations of Diwali are a grand affair in India. People light diyas, lamps, draw rangolis at their house entrances, play games, cook scrumptious delicacies, and celebrate the festival with exuberance. People also burst crackers in Diwali, however, given the climate change state governments have put a ban on crackers.
The Supreme Court on Friday asked states and Union Territories to strictly comply with its order regarding bursting of firecrackers even as it clarified that the ban was on firecrackers other than green ones and those with reduced emission
Diwali 2021 timings and shubh muhurat for Lakshmi Puja
As per drikpanchang.com, below are the timings and shubh muhurat of Diwali 2021:
- Time: 06:09 pm to 08:20 pm
- Duration – 1 hour 55 minutes
- Pradosh Kaal– 17:34:09 pm to 20:10:27 pm
- Vrshabh kaal – 18:10:29 pm to 20:06:20 pm
Also, check here Lakshmi Puja timings in your city:
- 05:57 pm to 07:53 pm – Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
- 06:09 pm to 08:04 pm – New Delhi
- 06:17 pm to 08:14 pm – Jaipur, Rajasthan
- 06:10 pm to 08:05 pm – Gurgaon, Haryana
- 06:07 pm to 08:01 pm – Chandigarh
- 06:21 pm to 08:10 pm – Chennai, Tamil Nadu
- 06:22 pm to 08:14 pm – Hyderabad, Telangana
- 05:34 pm to 07:31 pm – Kolkata, West Bengal
- 06:32 pm to 08:21 pm – Bengaluru, Karnataka
- 05:48 pm to 07:42 pm – Bhubaneswar, Odisha