Diwali 2022: Date, History, And Significance

Diwali 2022: Date, History, And Significance


Deepavali, famously called ‘Diwali’ is one of the biggest festivals celebrated all over India. On this day, people light up their houses with candles, lights, and earthen lamps to celebrate this grand festival. Diwali Festival 2022 is on the 24th of October 2022, Monday. Let’s first take a look at the basic details of the festival: 

Date 24 October
Day Monday
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat  06:53 PM to 08:16 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins 24 October 2022 at 05:27 PM
Amavasya Tithi Ends 25 October 2022 at 04:18 PM

5-Days Diwali Celebration

We all know that Diwali is not a one-day festival. Everyone around the nation gets super excited during the days of Diwali. It is celebrated for 5 days. 

Diwali Day 1 October 22nd, 2022 Saturday Trayodashi Dhanteras 
Diwali Day 2 October 23rd, 2022 Sunday Chaturdashi Choti Diwali 
Diwali Day 3 October 24th, 2022 Monday Amavasya Diwali
Diwali Day 4 October 25th, 2022 Tuesday Pratipada Padwa
Diwali Day 5 October 26th, 2022 Wednesday Dwitiya Bhai Duj

Day 1: Dhanteras

On this day, people clean their homes, prepare for the events, and buy new utensils. They also go shopping and consider it lucky to buy gold or new kitchen items. 

Day 2: Choti Diwali

On Choti Diwali, people start decorating their homes. Children make rangolis and put up lights. On this day, people worship the gods Lord Krishna, Goddess Kali, Hanuman, and Yamaraj to cleanse their souls.

Day 3: Diwali and Lakshmi Puja

Day 3 is the main day of the festival when all the members of the family gather together for the pooja, followed by mouth-watering dishes and sweets. 

Diwali 2022 celebrations

Day 4: Padwa

This day is dedicated to the love between husband and wife. Many businessmen open new accounts on this day as the day is considered quite auspicious. 

Day 5: Bhai Duj

This day is dedicated to brothers and sisters. Sisters, on this day, pray to god for their brothers’ protection. Brothers give presents to their sisters.

Different Reasons To Celebrate Diwali

Diwali is celebrated for different reasons in different parts of India. 

  • In the northern parts of India, people celebrate the story of Lord Rama’s return to Ayodhya along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana, after defeating Ravana.
  • As per the most popular tradition, it is believed that on this day, Goddess Lakshmi was born from Samudra Manthan, the churning of the cosmic ocean of milk by the gods and demons. Goddess Lakshmi chose Lord Vishnu as her husband on the night of Diwali.
  • In Southern parts of India, people, celebrate this day as the day when Lord Krishna defeated the demon Narakasura.
  • In Jainism, the day marks the anniversary of the day when Mahavira’s soul finally attained Nirvana.
  • Sikhs celebrate this day to mark the release of Guru Hargobind by Mughal emperor Jehangir.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What are the  5 days of Deepavali called?

Day 1: Dhanteras
Day 2: Choti Diwali
Day 3: Diwali
Day 4: Padwa
Day 5: Bhai Duj

  • What is the date of Diwali 2022?

In 2022, Diwali is on October 24th, 2022, Monday. 

  • Why do we celebrate Diwali? 

It is believed that on this day, Lord Rama along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana returned to Ayodhya after 14 years in exile.

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