Festival of Lights Diwali is celebrated for five days every year. The popular event kicks off on Dhanteras and concludes on Bhai Dooj. On each of Diwali's five days, different customs and rituals are observed. People light diyas in their homes and use coloured lights to beautify them. During Diwali, devotees believe that Goddess Lakshmi brings joy and wealth into the home. Goddess Lakshmi is also known as the goddess of prosperity, and it is thought that worshipping her on this day will lead to prosperity.
Diwali 2021 Muhurat
The Amavasya Tithi Muhurat for Diwali 2021 will begin at 6.03 am on 4 November, and end at 02.44 am on 5 November.
According to Hindu legend, Diwali is celebrated on the day that Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after a fourteen-year exile. Lord Rama returned with his wife Sita and Hanuman after defeating Ravana on this day, which retains great significance in Hindu culture. As a result, the event represents the triumph of virtue over evil.
On the day of Vijaya Dashami, popularly known as Dussehra, Lord Rama ended Ravan's reign in Lanka. Lord Rama returned to his realm 20 days after the victory. The people of Ayodhya hailed their ruler's return by burning diyas along the path leading to his castle. To greet the ruler and his wife, the entire city was lighted with lights.
Another prevalent Diwali legend is that Goddess Lakshmi originated from the cosmic ocean during the Satyuga's Samudra Manthan (sea churning). During the churning of the ocean, Goddess Lakshmi has emerged with a container of gold. As a result, during Diwali and Dhanteras, she is regarded as the goddess of wealth and fortune.