Today, 13 November 2012 is Diwali, Deepavali festival. It falls on Kartik Month Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars and on Ashwin Amavasya in Gujarati, Telugu, Kannada & Marathi calendars.
Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated for five days in many places of India. Deepavali day is the third day of 5-day Diwali celebrations. The extravaganza begins on Dhanteras (Dhan Trayodasi) and ends on Bhai Dooj.
Abhyanga Snana (ritual bath or ceremonial bath), Lakshmi Puja, Kubera Puja, Indra Puja, Chopda Pujan, Sharda Pujan, Lekhini Pujan, Saraswati Pujan, Muhurat Pujan, Shubh Labh Pujan, Khatha Pujan, etc are the main rituals of Deepavali festival day.
This Surya Grahan of 13 November 2012 will not be visible in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Gulf countries, UK, USA, Singapore & Malaysia and all other parts of the world except the above mentioned countries.