Diwali, 23 October 2014 (Deepavali)

Lakshmi Mata

Lakshmi Mata

Today, 23 October 2014 is Diwali, Deepavali festival. Diwali 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.

Kedareshwara Vratham (Kedara gauri Vratham) is observed on Deepavali in many parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

While bursting crackers, please follow safety guidelines mentioned in Hindupad.

Perform Lakshmi puja with utmost devotion.

Light diyas to throw out the darkness from our lives and from our hearts.

Use eco-friendly crackers which are safe for environment. Please remind a sentence – Save environment: Environment saves you!

Panchang, Diwali – 23 October 2014

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:30 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:51
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)00:00 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:37

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Amavasya – 27:26*
Nakshatra Chitra – 28:03*
Yoga Vishkambha – 28:34*
Karana Nagava – 27:26*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Jaya
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Plavanga
Rahu Kalam: 13:36 – 15:01
Gulika Kalam: 09:21 – 10:46
Yama Gandam: 06:30 – 07:55

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya – 15:23:56

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 21:16 – 22:57
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 11:05 – 12:47
Durmuhurthams: 14:49 – 15:35

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Kartik Amavasya / Ashwin Amavasya, Darsh Amavasya, Abhyanga Snana, Lakshmi Pujan, Deepavali (Diwali).

Day Choghadiya Timings, 23 October 2014

Shubh Choghadiya – 06:40 – 08:06 (Auspicious Time)
Rog Choghadiya – 08:06 – 09:31
Udveg Choghadiya – 09:31 – 10:56
Char Choghadiya – 10:56 – 12:21 (Auspicious Time)
Labh Choghadiya – 12:21 – 13:48 (Auspicious Time)
Amrit Choghadiya – 13:48 – 15:12 (Auspicious Time)
Kaal Choghadiya – 15:12 – 16:37
Shubh Choghadiya – 16:37 – 18:02 (Auspicious Time)

Night Choghadiya Timings, 23 October 2014

Amrit Choghadiya – 18:02 – 19:37 (Auspicious Time)
Char Choghadiya – 19:37 – 21:12 (Auspicious Time)
Rog Choghadiya – 21:12 – 22:48
Kaal Choghadiya – 22:48 – 24:22*
Labh Choghadiya – 24:22* – 25:56* (Auspicious Time)
Udveg Choghadiya – 25:56* – 27:31*
Shubh Choghadiya – 27:31* – 29:06* (Auspicious Time)
Amrit Choghadiya – 29:06* – 30:41* (Auspicious Time)

Vaar Vela, 23 October 2014
16:37 – 18:02

Kaal Vela, 23 October 2014
15:12 – 16:37

Kaal Ratri, 23 October 2014
24:22* – 25:56*

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