From Dhanteras to Bhai Dooj, here's how the five days of Diwali are celebrated

Updated On Oct 27, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • The festive season is almost here and people are wrapping up with their last moment shopping and cleaning sessions. Diwali, the festival of lights continues for five consecutive days - Dhanteras, Naraka Chaturdasi, Lakshmi Puja, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj.
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Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November). The five day long festival starts with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Booj.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (between mid-October and mid-November). The five day long festival starts with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Booj.(Unsplash)

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Dhanteras: This year, Dhanteras, also known Dhantrayodashi, will be observed on November 2. On this day, people purchase gold, silver, clothes, gadgets etc as a sign of good luck and worship the god of health and Ayurveda in the evening.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Dhanteras: This year, Dhanteras, also known Dhantrayodashi, will be observed on November 2. On this day, people purchase gold, silver, clothes, gadgets etc as a sign of good luck and worship the god of health and Ayurveda in the evening.(Unsplash)

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Naraka Chaturdasi: The second day, also known as Chhoti Diwali or Minor Diwali, will be celebrated on November 3. People wake up early in the morning and bathe in natural oils and herbal mix and change into clean clothes.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Naraka Chaturdasi: The second day, also known as Chhoti Diwali or Minor Diwali, will be celebrated on November 3. People wake up early in the morning and bathe in natural oils and herbal mix and change into clean clothes.(Unsplash)

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Lakshmi Puja: This is the day when the main celebration of Diwali takes place. Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth is worshipped on this day. Floor decorations are made and the entire house is lit with diyas, candles and lights. Families exchange gifts and sweets and celebrate the evening together with laughter, joy and prayers.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Lakshmi Puja: This is the day when the main celebration of Diwali takes place. Goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth is worshipped on this day. Floor decorations are made and the entire house is lit with diyas, candles and lights. Families exchange gifts and sweets and celebrate the evening together with laughter, joy and prayers.(Unsplash)

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Govardhan Puja: This day occurs a day after Diwali and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Devotees offer 56 varieties of vegetarian food and drinks to Lord Krishna as a mark of gratitude.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Govardhan Puja: This day occurs a day after Diwali and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. Devotees offer 56 varieties of vegetarian food and drinks to Lord Krishna as a mark of gratitude.(Unsplash)

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Bhai Dooj: The final day is called Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej. In the east, it is known as Bhai Phonta. This is a day for siblings to get together and show their love for each other by performing the tikka ceremony and exchanging gifts, sweets and blessings.(Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 27, 2021 04:22 PM IST

Bhai Dooj: The final day is called Bhai Dooj or Bhau Beej. In the east, it is known as Bhai Phonta. This is a day for siblings to get together and show their love for each other by performing the tikka ceremony and exchanging gifts, sweets and blessings.(Unsplash)

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