Diwali Festival 2020: All you need to know about Vasu Baras, Dhanteras, Bhai Dooj and their puja muhurat
The festive vibes have engulfed the nation with people flocking markets to buy gifts, sweets and decorative items to celebrate Diwali. One of the most anticipated festivals in the country, Diwali stands for positivity and cheerfulness. Also known as the festival of lights, the date of the festival keeps changing. This year it will be celebrated on November 14.
This year, the festival of lights will be celebrated in a low-grandeur amid the rising spread of novel coronavirus. Diwali represents the triumph of light over darkness. On this day, people decorate their houses, workplace with marigold flowers, mango and banana leaves. With Dhanteras, Diwali celebrations start in several parts of India. It is followed by Naraka Chaturdashi, commonly known as Diwali and the next day is reserved for Bhai-Dooj. Read on to know more.
Govatsa Dwadashi is considered as the first day of Diwali. On this day cows and calves are worshipped. In Maharashtra, Govatsa Dwadashi is called as Vasu Baras. This year, Govatsa Dwadashi is on Thursday (today). Pradoshkala Govatsa Dwadashi muhurat is from 05:29 pm to 08:07 pm
The names sum it up. Dhan plus Teras state wealth and Day 13. This is because the fiesta falls on the thirteenth Krishna Paksha day in the Hindu month of Kartik. On Dhanteras, people worship Goddess Lakshmi with Kubera for wealth and prosperity.
The Pradosh Kaal for Dhanteras starts at 5:28 pm and will last till 8:07 pm. Furthermore, the Vrishabha Kaal, which concurs during Pradosh Kaal is considered as the best time for carrying out the puja of Dhanteras. The Vrishabha Kaal begins at 5:32 pm and ends at 7:28 pm.
One of the major and auspicious festivals of Diwali falls on November 14. On Deepavali, Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are worshipped at every home in the country and devotees seek their blessings for wealth and treasure. People light up their homes and offices with decorative lights, lanterns and flowers on this day.
Lakshmi Puja muhurat - On November 14 - 05:28 pm to 07:24 pm. The Pradosh Kaal will start at 05:27 pm and will run till 08:07 pm.
The festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the second day of Diwali. The day is dedicated to celebrate the bond between a brother and sister. Also known as Bhatra Dwitiya, Bhau-Beej, Bhai Phota, this day is observed on the second day of the bright fortnight or Shukla Paksha of the Hindu month Kartik. This year, people will celebrate the festival on November 16.