Diwali Festival, Delhi

The Diwali or festival of light is celebrated with huge joy in the capital of India, Delhi. Owing to its magnificence and appeal, this Diwali festival has everything to unite the entire nation. The Diwali in Delhi is extremely popular with its traditional name "festival of lights" because of its diyas or candles which are kept in almost all parts of the home.

A Brief about Diwali Celebration in Delhi:

At the time of Diwali festival in Delhi, illuminated diyas are kept in different parts of the house just to invite happiness, luck, and wealth and so it is more like an expression of happiness. In fact, illuminating diyas is also a way to show one’s gratitude to God for achieving knowledge, prosperity, health, peace and wealth in his life. This Diwali festival is widely celebrated by the people of North Indian just to worship Goddess Laxmi. In another way, it is considered to bring all the luck and brightness in one’s life.

This festival of lights gives a new hope to the person of finding out a new ray of hope and positivity even in the dark and achieving happiness in every situation. This festival also replaces hatred and violence with unconditional love. As per Hindu mythology, lighting the diyas on the auspicious occasion of Diwali holds great significance as light is integrated with vivacity and integrity, but in the present era, traditional diyas are replaced with neon lights and fancy candles in the small and big cities.

As per the Hindu Mythology, lighting diyas and candles on the occasion of Diwali has come from a number of old stories. But, all stories are somehow related to Lord Rama and his relatives. In short, it can be said that Diwali festival actually rejoices the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after defeating the Ravana. Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya after spending 14 years. So, the day of Diwali is also celebrated by the people as the day of the enthronement of Bhagwan Rama.

Diwali Festival Celebration Time:

Diwali Festival in Delhi actually starts with the Dussehra festival. This festival usually falls in October or November. The main events of the Diwali festival are as follows:

Day 1 - Dhanteras

Day 2 - Choti Diwali

Day 3 - Laxmi Pujan, Bandi Chhor Diwas

Day 4 - Govardhan Puja, Annakoot

Day 5 - Bhai Dooj

Diwali Festival Date and Day:-

2025 Festival Date: Tuesday, 21 October

2024 Festival Date: Friday, 1 November

2023 Festival Date: Thursday, 9 November

2022 Festival Date: Monday, 24 October

2021 Festival Date: Thursday, 4 November

2020 Festival Date: Saturday, 14 November

2019 Festival Date: Sunday, 27 October

2018 Festival Date: Wednesday, 7 November

Type : Cultural

Frequency: Annual