Diwali 2020: All you need to know about Lakshmi Puja
Diwali or Deepawali 2020: The festival of lights is celebrated during the Amavasya of the Kartik month. This year Lakshmi Puja will be celebrated on Saturday, November 14, 2020.
The festival of lights Deepawali is one of the biggest festivals in India. According to the Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated during the Amavasya of the Kartik month. The festival symbolises the victory of light over darkness. As per the Hindu epic Ramayana, Diwali marks the victory of Lord Rama over evil as he defeated King Ravana and returned back to his homeland Ayodhya along with his wife Sita and brother Lakshman after spending 14 years in exile.
The villagers of his homeland welcomed him with full celebration and they lit up diyas and other decorations. Therefore, on this day, people decorate their homes with all the lights and diyas. It is also believed that on this day Lord Krishna defeated demon Narakasura and freed the people of his kingdom.
However, in some parts of the country, it is believed that Diwali marks the celebration of Goddess Laxmi’s wedding with Lord Vishnu. As per a few legends, Goddess Laxmi was born on the full moon day of Kartik. Therefore, Goddess Lakshmi is the most significant deity during Diwali Puja.
Lakshmi Puja 2020: Date and timings
According to drikpanchang, Lakshmi Puja is done during Pradosh Kaal which starts after sunset and approximately lasts for 2 hours and 24 minutes. This year Lakshmi Puja will be celebrated on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Lakshmi puja muhurat is from 05:28 pm to 07:24 pm (Duration: 01 hour 56 mins)
- Pradosh Kaal: 05:28 pm to 08:07 pm
- Vrishabha Kaal: 05:28 pm to 07:24 pm
Amavasya tithi begins at 02:17 pm on Nov 14, 2020, and ends at 10:36 am on Nov 15, 2020.