Diwali / Deepavali is One of the most thrilling festivals of India, and celebrated with all enthusiastic. And well known as festival of lights.
By and large people celebrate Diwali festival by decorating their houses with lights and distributing Diwali gifts. There are many legends about Diwali festival; one of them is associated to Lord Rama. On this auspicious day Lord Rama is supposed to returned to his Kingdom Ayodhya, after defeating Rawana the king of Srilanka.
This festival is celebrated for five-day long, includes prayer to Goddess Lakshmi, bursting crackers, conducting feasts, exchanging Diwali gifts and lights.
This is five day festival having each day with its own meaning, one or other legends are attached to that particular day.
‘Dhanteras’ or ”Dhan Trayodashi’: This is the first day of Diwali.
People performs puja /prayer to Mahalaxmi and perches Silver Coins and writing articles for their shop.
‘Narak Chaturdashi’: This is second day which also known as ‘Chhoti Diwali’
Third day of Dewali is celebrated as “Laxmi Pujan” This is no moon day – Amavasya , which is the most important day in Diwali. On this day people perform Goddess Lakshmi for her blessings.
The fourth day of Diwali, Kartika Shudda Padyami – the day recognised for when the dictator Bali was stepped out of hell by Lord Waman the incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
“Yama Dvitya” or ‘Bhai Dooj’. This day is celebrated to emphasize the brother-sister relationship. Yama Dvitiya (or Bhai Dooj) is the day when love is symbolized between brothers and sisters on Fifth day of Dewali.
2014 Lakshmi Puja, Diwali Puja Timings
Lakshmi Puja Diwali 2014.
It is auspicious to perform the Lakshmi Puja during Pradosh Kaal. [Approximately 2 hours and 24 minutes period after the Sunset] Some other suggests performing Laxmi puja in Mahanishita Kaal also.
Mahanishita Kaal puja is best suitable for Tantrik community and traditional Pandits. For common people it is best to perform Laxmi Pooja on Pradosh Kaal Muhurat.
The most excellent time to perform Lakshmi Puja is during Pradosh Kaal when Sthir Lagna prevails. If Lakshmi Puja is done during the Sthir Lagna, Lakshmi Mata will [Sthir] stay in your house; hence this time is good time for Lakshmi Pujan. Vrishabha Lagna is the period of Sthir and mostly overlaps with Pradosh Kaal during Diwali festivital.
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins = 01:12 on 22/Oct/2014
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 02:34 on 23/Oct/2014
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta 23 October 2014 = 19:10 to 20:15
Duration = 1 Hour 5 Mins
Pradosh Kaal = 17:45 to 20:15
Vrishabha Kaal = 19:10 to 21:10
Amavasya Tithi Begins = 02:34 on 23/Oct/2014
Amavasya Tithi Ends = 03:26 on 24/Oct/2014
Mahanishita Kaal Muhurat
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 23:35 to 24:25+
Duration = 0 Hours 49 Mins
Mahanishita Kaal = 23:35 to 24:25+
Simha Kaal = 25:34+ to 27:41+
The whole team of www.myhinduethics.com wishes you happy and prosperous Diwali 2014.