Diwali 2023

Diwali 2023: 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 2023 is on the 12th of November 2023, Sunday. Let’s first take a look at the basic details of the festival: 

Date 12 November
Day Sunday
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat  05:19 PM to 07:19 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins 12 November 2023 at 02:44 PM
Amavasya Tithi Ends 13 November 2023 at 02:56 PM

5-Days Diwali 2023 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 November 10th, 2023 Friday Trayodashi Dhanteras 
Diwali Day 2 November 11th, 2023 Saturday Chaturdashi Choti Diwali 
Diwali Day 3 November 12th, 2023 Sunday Amavasya Diwali
Diwali Day 4 November 13th, 2023 Monday Pratipada Padwa
Diwali Day 5 November 14th, 2023 Tuesday 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. 

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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 2023?

In 2023, Diwali is on November 12th, Sunday.

  • 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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