Lunar Eclipse on Kartik Purnima: How Will Dev Diwali Be Celebrated Then?

According to the Hindu Panchang, Dev Diwali is celebrated on the Purnima Tithi of the Kartik month, which is on the day of  Kartik Purnima. Usually, this festival is observed on the fifteenth day after Diwali, but this year, on the same day as Kartik Purnima, there is the last Lunar Eclipse 2022 of the year as well. In such a case, there is a constant state of confusion regarding the celebration of Dev Diwali. With this blog by AstroSage, find out the date, significance, mythical story, rituals, and some positive astrological remedies for Dev Diwali 2022.

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According to some of the mythological beliefs, Dev Diwali is the Diwali for the Gods. On this day, Lord Shiva killed a demon named Tripurasura and released the Gods from his abuse and atrocities, and hence, Dev Diwali is celebrated with the lighting of diyas in the Heaven. There is a special significance of this festival in Hinduism since it is related to Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh. Dev Diwali is celebrated with a huge enthusiasm in the city of Mahadeva, Banaras, every year.

Date & Time Of Dev Diwali 2022

As per the Hindu calendar, Kartik Purnima will fall on November 8th, 2022. Coincidentally, there is the final Lunar Eclipse of the year happening on the same day as well. Hence, it is advised by the knowledgeable astrologers to celebrate Dev Diwali on November 7th, 2022 since the eclipse might be visible in some parts of India. This means that the period of Sutak will be valid on November 8th, during which no auspicious work or worshiping is done. 

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Start of Purnima Tithi: November 7th, 2022, from 4:18 pm

End of Purnima Tithi: November 8th, 2022, till 4:34 pm

Rahu Kaal: November 8th, 2022, from 2:48 pm till 4:09 pm

The Final Lunar Eclipse Of 2022

Start of Lunar Eclipse: November 8th, 2022, from 5:28 pm

End of Lunar Eclipse: Till 7:26 pm

Duration: around 45 minutes 48 seconds

Note: This Lunar Eclipse will be visible in parts of Asia, Australia, Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, North Eastern Europe, North America, and South America. Talking about the visibility of the complete Lunar Eclipse in India, it will only be visible only in the eastern parts. While the Partial Lunar Eclipse will be visible in most parts of India.

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Sutak Kaal

As discussed above, the eclipse will be fully visible only in the Eastern parts of the country and partially in some other parts as well. And hence, the period of Sutak will be valid due to the effect of the Lunar Eclipse. The parts of the world where the eclipse is not visible with naked eyes will not have the effects of Sutak. The Sutak Kaal will be valid from nine hours (teen peher)  before the eclipse. Hence, no Manglik deed will be performed. This is the reason it is advised to celebrate  Dev Diwali on November 7th, 2022 instead of November 8th, 2022. 

Start of the Sutak Kaal: from 9:21 am

End of the Sutak Kaal: till 6:18 pm

The Significance Of Dev Diwali 2022

In Hinduism, there is a special importance for every Purnima tithi in the entire year and there is always at least one festival every Purnima tithi. It is believed that lighting a lamp on this day gives peace to the souls of our ancestors. This is the reason people usually offer their respect and prayers to their ancestors on Purnima. If we talk about the scriptures, on the day of Kartik Purnima, that is, Dev Diwali, bathing in the Ganges river provides blessings from Lord Vishnu in the form of Salvation. 

In terms of religious significance, on Dev Diwali, Lord Shiva took his Ardhanarishvara avatar and annihilated a monster named Tripurasura and released the Gods from his abuse and atrocities. Later, in heaven, all of the Gods came together and celebrated Diwali by lighting diyas.

It is said that on Dev Diwali, all the Gods arrive at Banaras, or popularly known as Kaashi. This is the reason why there is a tradition of Deepdaan at the ghats of Banaras. The entire month of Kartik Purnima is considered very auspicious and beneficial since Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, Lord Mahesh, Lord Angira, etc.,  gave certification to the  Mahapunit Festivals this month.

According to other religious beliefs, Lord Brahma descended in the Pushkar District of the Pushkar Sarovar, Rajasthan. Since then, on the day of a carnival called the Suprasidha Pushkar Mela that starts on Dev utthani Ekadashi and ends on Kartik Purnima. Devotees from all around the world arrive at the carnival organized to pay respect to the Lord Brahma and visit his temple. It is believed that bathing in the Pushkar Sarovar on the day of Kartik Purnima helps them get rid of their sins and bless them with auspicious results.

The Dev Diwali Vrat Katha

According to the mythological stories, there was a demon named Tarkasura who had three sons– Tarakaksha, Kamalaksha, and Vidyunmali (Tripura). When Lord Shiva’s son Lord Kartikeya killed Tarkasura, his three sons started severe penance to take revenge. Having been impressed by their severe penance, Lord Brahma asked them to ask for a gift or a vardaan or boon, and they asked to be immortal. Lord Brahma knew that blessing them with this boon will give them an opportunity to misuse the power of being immortal. Hence, he refused to bless them with this power. 

Lord Brahma told them to ask for any other boon. To this, the three brothers asked him to name a place after them, and whenever someone tries to kill one of them then only one weapon shall end all three of them together. On hearing this, Lord Brahma said “Tathastu!”

After getting the blessing from Lord Brahma, Tarkasura’s sons captured the three worlds and started abusing the Gods. After getting tired of the atrocities of these three brothers, the Gods went to Lord Shiva to request him to kill them. Lord Shiva asked Vishwakarma Ji to build a chariot for him and rode it to go for the annihilation of the three sons of Tarakasura.There was a terrible war between the Gods and the demons. During the war, the three brothers stood in a line, that is when Lord Shiva killed all three of them with one arrow. It is believed that since then Lord Shiva is known as Tripurari. Being delighted to be freed from the abuse of the three monsters, the Gods celebrated Dev Diwali.

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Remedies To Perform On Dev Diwali

  • To get rid of all the difficulties and sufferings, lit a diya in front of Lord Shiva on Dev Diwali.
  • To save yourself from the evil eye and black magic, light a teenmukhi (three-faced)  diya on Dev Diwali.
  • For child related problems, light a Chhemukhi (6-faced)  diya on Dev Diwali.

Do’s & Don’ts on Dev Diwali 2022

  • Take a bath in the Ganga or any holy river near you before Sunrise. If this is not possible then add some Gangajal to the water you are showering with.
  • You can organize a Satyanarayan Katha program which will relieve you from mental stress.
  • Remember to light a diya on the Tulsi plant.
  • Light a diya to let the souls of your ancestors rest in peace.
  • Light a diya while facing the eastern side of your house. This will bless you with a long and healthy life.
  • To strengthen the Moon in your horoscope, offer water to the Moon from silverware.
  • Donate clothes, food, diyas, puja samagri, etc., to be blessed with good luck.
  • Tie a bandhanwar made of mango leaves on your front gate. It brings good luck and is considered very auspicious.
  • Don’t get angry or jealous of someone. Make sure you don’t torture or abuse anyone.
  • Consume tamasic items and avoid meat or alcohol on this day.
  • Do not touch or pluck the tulsi leaves.
  • Follow celibacy.

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