Diwali 2022 or Deepavali 2022: Diwali is considered the most significant and holy festival. Although it is celebrated by all communities, Hindus celebrate this auspicious festival to observe the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and hope over despair.
The festival also marks the arrival of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after killing Ravana, and Lord Vamana defeating Bali. On Diwali, also known as Deepavali, people worship Goddess Lakshmi and perform 'Lakshmi Puja'.
Did you know at several places in the country, Diwali is celebrated for five days. It begins with Dhanteras and ends on Bhaiya Dooj.
Let's have a look at five-day celebrations for Diwali 2022, also known as Deepavali 2022
Govatsa Dwadashi (October 21)
In the state of Maharashtra, the festival celebrations start with 'Govatsa Dwadashi'. It comes a day before Dhanteras. This year, it will be celebrated on October 21. Cows and calves are worshiped and offered wheat products.
Dhanteras (October 22)
Dhanteras will be celebrated on October 22 this year. This day kicks off Diwali festivities. People worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera, God of wealth, on Dhanteras.
Kali Chaudas (October 23)
Kali Chaudas is mostly observed in Gujarat. This year, the festivities fall on October 23.
Badi Diwali (October 24)
The festival of lights as it is known as. Diwali this year falls on October 24. People worship Goddess Lakshmi and lighting diyas at their homes and workplaces. They distribute sweets and gifts among their loved ones.
Govardhan Puja (October 25)
The festivities of Diwali conclude with Govardhan Puja, which falls on October 25 this year.