Five days of Diwali
Written by Aniketh Kumar on November 11, 2023
1st Day Of Diwali Week – Dhanteras
Dhanteras (Dhanvantari Trayodashi) is the first day of Diwali week, marking the official beginning of the sparkling Diwali festivities. Indeed, this is the 13th lunar day of the Krishna Paksha, the dark quarter of the month of Karthik, according to the Hindu calendar.
2nd Day Of Deepavali – Choti Diwali
It is understood that Lord Krishna killed Narakasur’s demon on this day, freeing the world from terror.
3rd Day Of Diwali Week – Actual Diwali Day
The real Diwali is on the third day of the 5 days of Diwali. It is the day when Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped. Hindus get purified and join their families and their Pandit (priest) to worship the Divine Goddess Lakshmi for the blessings of prosperity and riches, the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. People in their homes are lighting diyas and candles, and millions of crackers, crackers and fairy lights are on the street throughout India.
4th Day of Diwali Week – Vishwakarma Day After Diwali
The fourth day of the five days of Diwali is celebrated in different ways in India. This day is observed with pomp as Bestu Varas, the new year according to its calendar in western states such as Gujarat.
In Northern Indian states, this day, when people worship their instruments, arms and equipment, is commonly celebrated as the day of Govardhan Puja and the day of Vishwakarma. Therefore, most or all businesses remain closed on this day. Also named Annakut this day.
5th Day of Diwali Week – Bhai Dooj
The fifth of the 5 days of Diwali is celebrated as the Bhai Dooj or Bhai Beej day. Yama (Yamraj, the Lord of Death) came to his sister Yamuna on this day several moons ago during the Vedic period. He gave a Vardhan (a boon) to his sister that the person who visited her that day would be freed from all sins and attain moksha or ultimate liberation.