Diwali 2019 Date in India: When is Diwali 2019 in India?
Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated across the country and worldwide by the Indian diaspora. Diwali is celebrated on Sunday, October 27, 2019. In some states, Diwali will be celebrated on Monday, 28 October.
The five-day-long Diwali festival begins on Dhanteras. On Dhanteras, people traditionally buy some gold or silver or at least one or two new utensils. It is believed that buying some form of precious metal is a sign of good luck.
Diwali 2019 (Deepavali 2019) Date in India: According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of lights is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartik, on ‘Amavasya’ or new moon.
Diwali 2019 (Deepavali 2019) Date in India: One of the most famous festivals in India, depicts lights as the embodiment of positivity and optimism. Every year, the dates of the festival change and this year it will be celebrated on 27 October (Sunday).
The festival of lights is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartik, the ‘Amavasya’ or new moon, according to the Hindu calendar. Starting at the end of the harvest season, it is often associated with wealth and happiness. Also called Deepavali, the festival of lights is celebrated throughout the country in the autumn season.
Before Diwali night, people clean, decorate or renovate their homes or workplaces. In this festival, people light up their homes with lamps and candles. Goddess Lakshmi is then worshiped, as devotees pray to the Goddess of Wealth for materialistic abundance and prosperity. Then, fireworks are offered between families, friends, and relatives by offering sweets and gifts.
According to mythology, Diwali is referred to in the seventh-century Sanskrit drama Nagananda as Deepapratipadutsava, in which newlywed couples were offered lamps and other things to commemorate the marriage of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi.
It is referred to as Deepamalika in the ninth century work of the poet Rajasekhara, where houses are decorated with cleaning and lights. The 11th-century memorial ceremony of the Persian traveler and historian al-Biruni is also mentioned in India.
Many people celebrate it and remembrance the return of Lord Ram and Sita after 14 years of exile, while others honor the return of the Pandavas after 12 years of vanvas.
Why we celebrate Diwali in India?
The festival is associated with the story of Yama and Nachiketa on Kartika Amavasya – narrating the story of true wealth, knowledge and right vs. wrong. This is also one of the reasons that Diwali is celebrated as a festival of prosperity, knowledge, and light.
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