The Diwali celebration in 2022 will start on Dhanteras, which is October 23rd, and will end on Bhai Dooj, which is October 27th. Lakshmi Puja, the most auspicious and religious of diwali festival days, is celebrated as the day of Diwali. Diwali 2022 falls on Monday, October 24.
In 2022, Deepavali will be celebrated on the same day in both North and South India. Diwali, a five day long celebration, commences with Dhanteras on the 13th lunar day of the Krishna paksha of the Indian month of Karthik in north India. Bhai Dooj, which falls on the 17th lunar day of the Shukla paksha of the Indian month of Karthik, marks the end of the celebration. Both of these events are taken from the Purimnata calendar.
Diwali Calendar 2022 – The 5 days of Diwali 2022
|1st day||Dhanteras||October 23, Sunday|
|2nd day||Naraka Chaturdashi (Chotti diwali)||October 24, Sunday|
|3rd day||Lakshmi Puja (Diwali festival)||October 24, Sunday|
|4th day||Govardhan puja||October 25, Sunday|
|5th day||Bhai dooj||October 26, Sunday|
Rituals of Diwali:
Diwali is a national holiday in India because it is celebrated all across the country in different forms.
The festival of Diwali starts with Dhanteras, which marks the beginning of a new financial year. The second day is Naraka Chaturdasi, on which Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura. The third day is Amavasya, on which Goddess Lakshmi, the deity of wealth and fortune, is worshipped.
Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the fourth day and Bhai Dooj, the day when sisters worship their brothers and pray for their long life and well being, is celebrated on the last day.
During Diwali, it is a must to feast, gamble, exchange gifts among friends and families, and burst fire crackers. On this day, people also wear new clothes and worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha.
Diwali in Southern India marks the homecoming of ancient King Mahabali, and people decorate their houses with flowers and cow dung to welcome him. This day is Govardhan Puja.