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Diwali 2023: Know When is Dhanteras, Kali Chaudas, Deepawali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhaiya Dooj

The five-day Diwali festival in 2023 begins with Dhanteras on November 10, culminating in Bhaiya Dooj on November 14, featuring a rich tapestry of auspicious rituals and celebrations.

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Every year, Diwali is celebrated on Kartik Amavasya. (Image Courtesy- Canva)
Every year, Diwali is celebrated on Kartik Amavasya. (Image Courtesy- Canva)

As the echoes of Dussehra celebrations fade away, the anticipation for the grand festival of Diwali grows stronger. This luminous festival, also known as the Festival of Lights, spans five glorious days, commencing with Dhanteras and culminating with Bhaiya Dooj.

Dhanteras 2023

Dhanteras also referred to as Dhan Trayodashi, marks the beginning of this festive extravaganza. Falling on the Trayodashi day of Krishna Paksha in the Kartik month, this year, Dhanteras blesses us on Friday, November 10. The sacred Pradosh Muhurta of Trayodashi heralds the purchase of gold, silver, utensils, land, houses, and shops. Tradition holds that acquiring these auspicious items on Dhanteras paves the way for enhanced wealth and prosperity. Furthermore, this day will witness the observance of Shukra Pradosh fast.

Kali Chaudas 2023

The second day, Kali Chaudas, is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Kali. It is celebrated on Krishna Chaturdashi, and this year, it falls on Saturday, November 11. The Kartik Krishna Chaturdashi's auspicious span extends from 01:57 pm on November 11 to 02:44 pm on November 12. In addition to the veneration of Goddess Kali, Hanuman Puja also graces this day.

Diwali 2023

The hallmark of the festival, Diwali, is celebrated on Sunday, November 12, with the holy Lakshmi Puja taking place during Pradosh Kaal. Every year, Diwali aligns with Kartik Amavasya, and this year, the auspicious time spans from 02:44 pm on November 12 to 02:56 pm on November 23. In addition to the grand Lakshmi Puja, this day is marked by Narak Chaturdashi, Kedar Gauri Vrat, Chopra Puja, and Sharda Puja.

Bhaiya Dooj 2023

According to the Hindu calendar, Bhaiya Dooj is celebrated on the second day of Shukla Paksha in Kartik month. This year, it falls on November 14. The Kartik Shukla Dwitiya Tithi spans from 02:36 pm on Tuesday, November 14, to 01:47 pm on November 15. This day also sees the observance of Govardhan Puja and Annakoot.

Diwali Puja Calendar 2023

To make your Diwali celebrations easier to plan, here is the complete Diwali Puja calendar for 2023:

- November 10, Friday: Dhanteras, Yam Deepak

- November 11, Saturday: Kali Chaudas, Hanuman Puja

- November 12, Sunday: Narak Chaturdashi, Diwali, Lakshmi Puja

- November 13, Monday: Diwali Snan

- November 14, Tuesday: Bhaiya Dooj, Govardhan Puja, and Annakoot.

With this schedule in hand, you can prepare for the vibrant festivities and rituals that define the essence of Diwali, a time when families come together, homes sparkle with diyas, and the spirit of unity and joy fills the air.

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