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Diwali 2022: Date, Time, Puja Tithi Timings and Significance

Diwali 2022: The festival of lights is certainly the most awaited and the most celebrated festivals of India. People in each nook and cranny of the country welcome the festival with enthusiastic gestures. This awesome festival is the celebration of five days. On the third day of the celebratory occasion, the key rituals of the Diwali festival take place. Lighting of Diya’s and cancel candles all around the house, worshipping the Laxmi Ganesha to summon health and wealth and bursting crackers are the chief rituals of the festival.

In addition to that, the exchange of heartfelt gifts during Diwali these days have become a mandatory part of the celebration. Friends, families, and colleagues share with each other Diwali gifts as a gesture of showing love and affection. Also, special and grand feast with delicious food that mandatorily includes different varieties of sweets is the special attraction of the occasion.

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Diwali celebration starts with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj.

Diwali 2022 Date: October 24, Monday.

Tithi Timing: October 24, 5:27 pm – October 25, 4:18 pm.

Puja time: October 24, 5:50 pm – October 24, 8:22 pm.

Day 1 Dhanteras October 23
Day 2 Naraka Chaturdasi (Choti Diwali) October 24
Day 3 Lakshmi Puja (Diwali Festival) October 25
Day 4 Govardhan Puja October 26
Day 5 Bhai Dooj October 27

Diwali 2022: Significance

Diwali is associated with Ramayana. The festival of Diwali is observed to celebrate the return of Lord Rama to his home, Ayodhya. Lord Rama came back to Ayodhya after spending 14 years in the forest. According to Ramayana, the eldest son of King Dasharatha was sent into exile in a forest for 14 years. His brother Laxman and wife Sita accompanied him to the forest. It is believed that after defeating Ravana, Lord Ram along with brother Laxman and wife Sita returned to Ayodhya after the completion of their banishment. The day on which they returned is to date celebrated as Diwali with the same enthusiasm and auspiciousness.

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Diwali is a celebration that unites people. Homes are illuminated with lights and firecrackers. It is a time when people embrace one another with joy and laughter. The festival is celebrated with an air of friendliness and holds an aura of purity. The lights of Diwali signify a time to smash all our dark desires and thoughts, eradicate dark shadows and evils and give us the strength and the zeal to carry on with our goodwill for the rest of the year.