From Dhanteras to Diwali, Get all the Necessary Information about these Upcoming Festivals!

Diwali happens to be one of the most bright and vibrant festivals to be  a part of the Hindu religion and culture. However, this time there are certain confusions regarding the Tithis of this particular festival. Most of the folks seem confused about the dates of Dhanteras,Choti Diwali as well as Badi Diwali. But, there is no need to worry as we are here with this blog to put an end to your queries. When is Dhanteras and what is the Shubh Muhurat for the occasion? What about Choti Diwali? You can find all the necessary information here. Keep reading to know more about the upcoming festivals. 

Due to the constant changes in the movements of planets and Nakshatras many times, the Tithis also alter. Such a similar thing will be happening this year with the five-day long festival of Diwali, when the Kartik Krishna Trayodashi Tithi will begin on Thursday, November 12 at 09:30 pm, ending the next day which is, Friday, November 13 at 06 :01 pm . Therefore, in the year 2020, the festival of Dhanteras will be celebrated on 13 November on the Udaya Tithi.

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On Thursday, November 12, the Trayodashi Tithi will begin at 9.30 and come to an end on the evening of November 13, at 21.30 pm. For this reason, it will be auspicious to celebrate the festival of Dhanteras on the Pradosh Vyapini Tithi on Friday.  

Trayodashi Tithi Begins –  November 12, 2020 at 21:30

Trayodashi Tithi Begins  – November 12, 2020 at 17:59

Now let’s talk about the auspicious Muhurat to conduct the Puja of Dhanteras. So, the auspicious time to begin the Puja of Dhanteras will start from 5.27 pm in Amrit Muhurat and remain valid till 5.59 pm on November 13. Worshiping in this auspicious time will be considered fruitful. At the same time, if someone donates a lamp, it will also be quite auspicious.

Shubh Muhurat for Shopping During Dhanteras 

The first Muhurat for shopping on Dhanteras is from 7 am to 10 am on 13 November, while the second Muhurat will be from 1 pm to 2.30 pm and the third Muhurat is from 5:27 am to 5:59 pm in the evening.

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Choti Diwali 

Krishna Chaturdashi Tithi will begin on November 13, Friday at 06 : 01 pm in the evening and it will end on November 14, Sunday afternoon at 02 :20 pm. Therefore, the festival of Narak Chaturdashi i.e. Choti Diwali will be celebrated on Udaya Tithi, which means that in the year 2020, Narak Chaturdashi will be celebrated on 14 November 2020 along with Choti Diwali.

Narak Chaturdashi & Hanuman Puja on the day of Choti Diwali 

The tradition of Narak Chaturdashi is followed on Choti Diwali i.e. a day before the festival of Diwali. In this pretext, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated on this very day. The reason behind this is that there is no mention about the exact date of birth of Lord Hanuman, who is also known by the name of Bajrangbali, and therefore, his birth anniversary is celebrated twice in a year.

The very first birth anniversary of Hanuman Ji is celebrated on Purnima in Chaitra month while the second is celebrated on Chaturdashi in Krishna Paksha during Kartik month. This year, the second anniversary is going to be celebrated on November 13, Friday. It is believed about this day that the festival of Choti Diwali is considered to be extremely important to get the happiness of Lord Hanuman. 

How to Venerate Lord Krishna and Hanuman Ji on this Very Day?

  • Wake up before the sunrise, apply sesame oil on your whole body and then take a bath. It is believed that one who takes a bath after applying sesame oil on the body, gets blessed with auspicious fruits.
  • Avoid taking a bath after sunrise.
  • Worship Lord Krishna and Hanuman Ji after taking a bath.
  • Install the idol of Hanuman Ji and light Dhoop, Diya/lamp, Naivedya etc. before the same.
  • Put a garland of rose (Gulab) on Hanuman Ji, apply Sindoor and then perform his Aarti.

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Things to be Kept in Mind while Venerating on this Very Day

  • Sindoor must be kept at the time of worshipping Lord Hanuman. By doing so, one gets free from all sufferings of life.
  • There are things that must be kept in mind while venerating Hanuman Ji. In this pretext, break a leaf from a banyan tree and offer the same to Lord Hanuman after cleaning it with Gangajal. This helps you increase your wealth and makes you free from financial troubles. 
  • Must offer Paan’s gauntlet (Beeda) to Hanuman Ji. This creates opportunities of employment. Kevda perfume and rose garland must be kept in the worship and try to venerate Lord Hanuman by wearing clothes of red colour as it is considered to be one of the easiest ways of attaining his blessings.
  • Must offer Boondi Laddoos as Prasad while venerating Lord Hanuman.

As per beliefs, on the day of Narak Chaturdashi, Lord Hanuman was born from the womb of Maa Anjana. Owing to this very reason, people venerate Lord Hanuman to get rid of sorrows and fears of their life on this very day. One must recite Hanuman Chalisa and Hanuman Ashtak on the same day.

Kavach Mantra of Hanuman Ji

“ॐ श्री हनुमते नम:” / “oṃ śrī hanumate nama:”

Sarva Kamna Purak Hanuman Mantra  

ॐ हं हनुमते रुद्रात्मकाय हुं फट् / oṃ haṃ hanumate rudrātmakāya huṃ phaṭ

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Maa Lakshmi is considered to be the goddess of wealth in Hinduism. In this pretext, the day of Diwali is considered to be the best for attaining the grace of Maa Lakshmi. People venerate Maa Lakshmi in order to have peace, prosperity and Maa’s grace at home after the sunset during stable ascendant i.e. Taurus Ascendant and and observing the whole day fast. People must keep in mind the Puja Muhurat pertaining to this very day.

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Lakshmi Pujan Shubh Muhurat

Muhurat of Lakshmi Puja on Diwali

Lakshmi Puja Muhurat commences from 17:30:04 and lasts till 19:25:54
Duration – 1:55 Hours
Pradosh Kaal – From 17:27:41 upto 20:06:58
Vrishabha Kaal – From 17:30:04 till 19:25:54

The above cited timings are applicable for Delhi. Click here to know the Shubh Muhurat of your city. 

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Diwali Pujan Vidhi and Shubh Muhurat 

This year, there is Amavasya Tithi of Kartik month on November 14. Although, Amavasya falls on this very day but the festival of light in Hinduism i.e. Diwali, shines in the light of lamps/Diyas. As per Puranas, it is the same day when Lord Shri Ram returned to Ayodhya after completing the exile of 14 years and killing Ravana.

Diwali Mahanishith Kaal Muhurat

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta – From 23:39:20 till 24:32:26

Duration – 0 hours 53 minutes

Mahanishith Kaal – From 23:39:20 upto 24:32:26 

Leo period – From 24:01:35 upto 26:19:15 

Diwali Pujan holds high significance on this very day. Maa Lakshmi is venerated specially on the day of Diwali. There is a tradition of worshipping Bhagwan Ganesha, Lord Kuber along with Maa Lakshmi on this very day.

Diwali auspicious Choghadiya Muhurat

Afternoon (Aprahan) Muhurat (Profit, Nectar) – 14:20:25 to 16:07:08

Evening time (Benefits) – From 17:27:41 upto 19:07:14

Night Muhurat (Shubh, Amrit, Chal) – From 20:46:47 till 25:45:26 

Ushakal Muhurta (Benefits) – From 29:04:32 upto 30:44:04 

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Name of MuhuratTimingsSpecialtySignificance
Pradosh KaalThree Muhurats after sunsetBest Time to venerate LakshmiSpecial importance of worship owing to stable ascendancy
Mahanishith KaalMuhurat falling during midnightTradition of venerating Maa Kali 
Auspicious timings for Tantric Puja

Govardhan Puja

As we have already told you that the festival of Diwali brings other festivals along with it. Among all festivals, one such festival is Govardhan Puja, which is celebrated on the very next day of Diwali. This is also known as the worship of nature and it was started by Lord Shri Krishna himself.  

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On this day, the tradition of worshipping Govardhan Parvat on the basis of nature is followed and the worship of cow is performed on a social basis. Govardhan Puja began with Brij and has got popular gradually over a period of time across India. This year, Govardhan Puja will be observed on November 15.   

Govardhan Puja – November 15, 2020

Govardhan Puja Parv Tithi – November 15, 2020 i.e. Sunday

Govardhan Puja Sayankal Muhurat : 15:17 to 17:24

Commencement of Pratipada Tithi – November 15, 2020 from 10:36 Hours

End of Pratipada Tithi – November

16, 2020 upto 07:05 Hours

Bhai Dooj 

The festival of Bhai Dooj depicts an adorable relationship of siblings. It is a symbol of love and affection. As per the beliefs pertaining to this day, brothers go to their married sisters’ house on this day where they serve their brothers with food after applying Tilak and wish for their long life.

It is said that if siblings take food at the banks of river Yamuna, it may prove to be highly auspicious and beneficial. This festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated 2 days after the festival of Diwali. This day is also known by the name of Yama Dwitiya at certain places. Read further and know about this festival. Lord Yamaraj, the god of death, is venerated on this day. 

When will Bhai Dooj be Celebrated?

Bhai Dooj – November 16, 2020 

Bhai Dooj Tithi – November 16, 2020 i.e. Monday

Bhai Dooj Tilak Muhurat – From 13:10 till 15:17 (November 16, 2020)

Dwitiya Tithi Begins – November 16, 2020 at 07:05 hours

Dwitiya Tithi Ends – 03:56 AM on Nov 17, 2020

The above mentioned Muhurat is applicable for Delhi only. Click here to know about the Shubh Muhurat of your city.

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