Diwali 2022: Dos And And Don’ts You Should Follow on This Auspicious Day

Diwali and Laxmi Poojan Mahurat:-23:40:02 to 24:31:00

Duration Time:-0 Hour: 50 Minute

Mahanishita Kaal:-23:40:02 to 24:31:00

Simha Kaal:-25:26:25 to 27:44:05


All of you might know that the festival of Diwali is also called Deepawali. This is a very important festival that the Hindus celebrate for 5 days. This festival ranges from Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj. Diwali is celebrated in all India and in various parts of Nepal. The word Deepawali means series of lamps that are lit in front of your home. This festival represents the message that light prevails over darkness and goodness always gets victory over evil. Even other communities that are non Hindus like the Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists celebrate this festival of Diwali. It is believed that on this day Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana.

Some things to know about Diwali

1-The festival of Diwali is celebrated on the night of Amavasya in the holy month of Kartik. On this day the worship of Mahalaxmi is done during the time of Pradosha Kaal. Here the festival of Diwali is done on the second day.

2-It is believed that if Pradosh Kaal does not occur on the day of Amavasya then the festival of Diwali should be celebrated on the second day.

3-It is said that when Amavasya does not occur and Chaturdashi occurs after Pratipada then Diwali is celebrated on the day of Chaturdashi naturally.

4-One should do Mahalaxmi Pujan during Pradosha Kaal. This Kaal remains for 2 hours and 24 minutes after the sunset. When you do the worship of Goddess Laxmi then she will give and bless you with glory and prosperity.


5-The puja of Goddess Laxmi is also being done during Mahanisha Kaal. This kaal occurs generally for a time of 24 minutes. This is one of the best time period to worship Goddess Mahakali. During this time many occultists practice tantra as this is the best time to pay reverence to Goddess Mahakali.

What are the Puja rituals of Diwali?

Doing the worship of Goddess Laxmi is one of the most important aspects of Diwali festival. During the evening of Diwali Lord Ganesha, Goddess Laxmi and Goddess Saraswati are worshipped. According to Hindu scriptures it is believed that Goddess Laxmi comes to the earth and visits all those homes where she is being worshiped sincerely. Thus on this occasion all homes are lit with lamps to appease Goddess Laxmi and get her blessings. The following things are to be done while Diwali puja:-

1-Just clean your home and sprinkle the water of the holy river Ganges. This is to be done while doing Laxmi Puja along with rangoli, clay lamps and candles.

2-Make a worship altar and spread a piece of red cloth over it. Then just place an idol of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha on it. You can also use a picture of both of them. Also place a pot of water near the worship altar.

3-Apply a mark of Haldi and Kumkum on the forehead of Goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesha. Just light a clay lamp and place it with rice, sandalwood paste, saffron, abeer, gulal. You have to offer all these things with sincerity and devotion.

4-After completing the procedure of Laxmi Puja you have to worship Goddess Saraswati, Mahakali, Lord Vishnu and Lord Kuber according to the prescribed rules.

5-All the worship ceremonies are to be done with your all family members at home.

6-After completing the Laxmi puja you have to worship all the things and books that are related to your business.

7-Finally you have to offer the sweets as Prasad to all of your family members, neighbors and relatives.

Things to be done during Diwali

1-Before taking bath oil massage is to be done. It is believed that this prevents money losses.

2-Lamps should be offered to your ancestors during Pradosha kaal. This helps them to go to heaven and get peace.
Beliefs and stories related to Diwali festival

1-During the day of Diwali festival Lord Ram returned to his kingdom Ayodhaya after completing his exile of 14 years. He did this after defeating the demon king Ravana of Lanka. On this happy occasion the people of Ayodhaya celebrated Diwali by lighting lamps in front of their homes.

2-According to another legend there was a demon king named Narakasura. He snatched the divine ear rings of Lord Indra’s mother and abducted 16000 women. Thus due to being terrorized by the demon all the gods pleaded Lord Krishna for help and protection. Lord Krishna fought with the demon Narakasura and killed him on Narak Chaudas. Then he brought back the ear rings to Lord Indra’s mother and rescued those 16000 women. Thus on this day Narak Chaturdashi is celebrated by lighting lamps.

Other legends and stories about Diwali

1-On the day of Diwali Lord Vishnu incarnated as Vamana and asked a donation of 3 steps land from the pious kings Bali. Then within 2 steps Lord Vamana covered the entire earth and heaven. Then for the 3rd step Bali offered his head to be kept by Lord Vamana and went to the underworld. Thus he got patalokam as his kingdom.

2-During the day of Diwali it is believed that Shri the Goddess of Fortune appeared from the ocean and accepted Lord Vishnu as her husband.

Questions related to Diwali festival

1-On what occasion the festival of Diwali is being celebrated?

The festival of Diwali is being celebrated on the occasion of Lord Ram’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya after completion of exile of 14 years.

2-What is the correct date of celebration of Diwali during this year 2022?

This year Diwali will be celebrated on 24th October 2022.

3-Why is the festival of Diwali celebrated?

The festival of Diwali is celebrated on the happy occasion of return of Lord Ram from his exile of 14 years after attaining victory over the Demon king Ravana of Lanka.

4-What are the 5 important days of Diwali festival?

The 5 important days of Diwali are Dhanteras, Narak Chaturdashi, Diwali, Govardan puja and Bhai Dooj.

5-How do the Hindus observe the festival of Diwali?

The Hindus celebrate the festival of Diwali by lighting lamps of oil and ghee in front of their homes. They visit their relatives and friends and exchange sweets with one another. They worship Goddess Laxmi on this occasion. They also play with fire crackers.

6-Why do the Hindu dates change every year?

The dates of Hindus change every year according the position of the Moon. This occurs during the holy month of Kartik during each year.

7-What kind of food can be cooked on the occasion of Diwali?

On the occasion of Diwali you can cook special food like sweets, laddoos, halwa as well as kheer puri. You can also cook and make salty eatables like Murukku and sev.

8-What does the festival of Diwali mean and symbolize?

The festival of Diwali symbolizes victory of light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.

9-What is to be done on the festival of Diwali?

On the happy occasion of Diwali you have to worship the Goddess Laxmi sincerely. You have to buy and wear new clothes plus you have to visit your friends and exchange sweets with them.

10-Is the festival of Diwali to be observed on the Kartik Amavasya night?

Yes the festival of Diwali is to be observed on the Kartik Amavasya night?