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Happy Diwali 2023 – Dates, Muhurat, Wishes and Messages

Firstly Happy Diwali to you all. As we all know Diwali is also known as Deepavali and it is celebrated widely. It connects various religious stories and historical events. Diwali is a five-day festival celebrated under different names like Jain Diwali, Bandi Chhor Diwas, Thor Sowanti, and Bandna in different countries and religions. 
However, Diwali’s importance and celebration remain consistent, signifying the triumph of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, etc.

When is Diwali 2023?

This year, Diwali falls on Sunday, November 12th in India. As there is not specific date for these festivals but typically falls between October and November. According to the Indian Calendar, this festival occurs in the 8th month, called Kartik. During Diwali the people worship Goddess Lakshmi  (the god of wealth) for happiness, prosperity, and fame. This year the Lakshmi Puja Muharat is from 5:40 PM to 7:36 PM on November 12th.

Also, it is one of the important festivals in India which marks the beginning of the new year and is celebrated with the lighting of lamps and much enthusiasm.

Diwali dates and Shubh Muhrat –

Events Date Timing 
Diwali12 November 2023
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat04:21 PM to 06:02 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins11:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023
Amavasya Tithi Ends11:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023

Five days of Diwali

DateDayEvent
10 November 2023FridayDhanteras
11 November 2023SaturdayChhoti Diwali
12 November 2023SundayDiwali
13 NovemberMondayGovardhan Puja
14 NovemberTuesdayBhaiya Dooj

Importance of Diwali

Dhanteras

Dhanteras is the first day of the Diwali festival. Dhanteras originated from the word Dhan which means wealth and teras means the thirteenth days of Ashwin and Kartik month. This day of dhanteras is also related to the Ayurvedic deity Dhanvantari, the god of health and healing. Dhanteras also represents annual renewal, purification, and a beautiful start to the upcoming year.

Choti Diwali

Choti Diwali is the second day of Diwali and is popularly known as Naraka Chaturdashi in Maharashtra. These days many people begin decorating their homes by hanging string lights and with beautiful rangoli designs on their floors. This traditional practice adds a festive vibe to the house.

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Diwali and Lakshmi Puja

Diwali is known as a festival of light. The most important part of this day is to celebrate and perform a special ritual. People in India celebrate diwali differently across the regions. The people light lamps which are known as diyas and conduct the worship ritual to the goddess Lakshmi.  The most favorable time for the puja is between 5:40 PM and 7:36 PM. Also, many people on Diwali come together to exchange gifts and enjoy a diwali special snack called Faraal in Maharashtra. And wear new clothes on this day and greet each other by saying Happy Diwali.

Govardhan Puja and Padwa

The fourth day of Diwali is celebrated in various names and traditions worldwide. It is known as Annakut, Govardhan puja, Bali Pratipada, Bali padyami, and Kartik Shukla Pratipada in different regions.  Some people celebrate because according to a popular folktale, God Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain to protect the villagers from the constant rains and floods which were caused by Indra’s anger. 

Also, some people celebrate the love between husbands and wives and take gifts for their husbands.  In addition, it’s said that this day is seen as a good time for opening new accounts in business.

Bhai Dooj

Bhai Dooj is called the last day of the Diwali celebration. It is a special day that celebrates the bond of brother and sister. On this day the sisters perform a ceremony just like Raksha Bandhan to wish for their brother’s well-being and protection. And the brothers show their love by giving gifts to their sisters. This day is a wonderful celebration of sibling love and protection. 

Now, if you know the date and ritual time of Diwali. Then let’s explore the heartwarming wishes, inspiring quotes, uplifting status messages, and heartfelt Diwali messages to share with your loved ones.

Happy Diwali 2023 Wishes

  1. Wishing you a Diwali filled with joy, prosperity, and the warmth of loved ones. Happy Diwali 2023!
  2. May the festival of lights brighten your life with love and laughter. Happy Diwali!
  3. As we light the lamps, may your life be illuminated with happiness and success. Happy Diwali to you and your family.
  4. Let’s make this Diwali eco-friendly and pollution-free. Wishing you a green and Happy Diwali 2023.
  5. May this Diwali bring the glow of good health, wealth, and endless happiness to your life. Happy Diwali!
  6. May the radiance of a thousand diyas light up your life with happiness. Happy Diwali 2023!
  7. Wishing you a Diwali filled with love, laughter, and the sweet aroma of homemade sweets. Happy Diwali!
  8. Let the spirit of Diwali fill your heart with joy and your home with warmth. Have a delightful celebration!
  9. On this auspicious occasion of Diwali, may your dreams sparkle and your life be full of vibrant colours.
  10. May your life be as bright and colorful as the lights of Diwali. Wishing you a prosperous year ahead.
  11. May the festival of Diwali illuminate the path of success and prosperity for you. Happy Diwali!
  12. Sending you heartfelt Diwali wishes for a year filled with health, wealth, and happiness.
  13. Wishing you a Diwali that’s as beautiful and joyous as the fireworks that light up the night sky.
  14. May the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi shower on you and bring good fortune. Happy Diwali 2023!
  15. Diwali is the time to celebrate the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. Happy Diwali!
  16. May this Diwali bring you the courage to conquer your dreams and the strength to overcome challenges.
  17. Wishing you a sparkling Diwali filled with love, laughter, and the company of your dear ones.
  18. Diwali is a reminder that even in the darkest times, there’s always a glimmer of hope. Stay positive and happy Diwali!
  19. May your life be as vibrant and beautiful as the rangoli adorning your doorstep. Happy Diwali!
  20. Let’s cherish the traditions and customs that make Diwali so special. Wishing you a memorable celebration.
  21. May the festival of Diwali bring you prosperity and good health, making your life as sweet as the Diwali sweets.
  22. This Diwali, may you find inner peace and a sense of fulfillment in every aspect of your life.
  23. Wishing you and your family a Diwali filled with love, unity, and the joy of giving.
  24. Diwali is the time to create beautiful memories with family and friends. Make the most of it!
  25. May the lamps of Diwali light up your path, leading you to a future filled with success and happiness.

Happy Diwali 2023 Quotes

  1. Diwali is a reminder that even in the darkest moments, light and goodness prevail.
  2. The festival of Diwali symbolises the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.
  3. Your life is like a Diwali diya, bringing light and warmth to those around you.
  4. Let the lights of Diwali guide you towards new beginnings and endless opportunities.
  5. Diwali is not just a festival; it’s a feeling of love, unity, and togetherness.
  6. This Diwali, may your heart be a lamp of kindness, and your life a burst of joy.
  7. Wishing you a Diwali filled with the radiance of a thousand lamps.
  8. May the festival of Diwali illuminate your path to success and happiness.
  9. On this auspicious day, may your dreams shine as bright as the Diwali lights.
  10. May the spirit of Diwali fill your world with peace, love, and prosperity.
  11. Diwali is a time to create cherished memories with family and friends.
  12. Let’s embrace the festival of Diwali with open hearts and open doors.
  13. The light of Diwali reminds us that even in the darkest moments, there’s always hope.
  14. May the glow of Diwali fill your life with love, light, and laughter.
  15. This Diwali, may the glow of diyas brighten your path and the sound of crackers banish all your worries.
  16. Diwali is not just a festival; it’s a feeling of warmth and togetherness.
  17. Wishing you a Diwali that’s as sweet and bright as the Diwali sweets.
  18. May your life be as colorful and vibrant as the rangoli on Diwali.
  19. The festival of Diwali is a reminder to be the light in someone else’s life.
  20. Let’s celebrate Diwali with a heart full of gratitude and a spirit full of love.
  21. May the festival of Diwali bring you endless blessings and an abundance of joy.
  22. Diwali is a time to let go of the past and welcome new beginnings with open arms.
  23. On this Diwali, may your heart be a lamp of hope, love, and prosperity.
  24. Wishing you a Diwali that’s as dazzling as the fireworks in the night sky.

Happy Diwali 2023 Status

  1. Wishing everyone a prosperous and Happy Diwali! 
  2. May the brightness of Diwali fill your heart with happiness and your home with warmth.
  3. This Diwali, let’s spread love, not pollution. Go green for a cleaner celebration.
  4. Diwali is a festival that lights up our lives with hope and positivity. #FestivalOfLights
  5. May your life be as colorful and joyful as the Diwali lights. #HappyDiwali2023
  6. On this special day, may the glow of Diwali lights brighten your world and bring you peace.
  7. May the divine light of Diwali guide you on a path of prosperity and success. Happy Diwali!
  8. Let the spirit of Diwali fill your heart with hope, positivity, and the courage to face life’s challenges.
  9. Diwali is a time to forgive, forget, and let go of the past. Embrace the new beginnings it offers.
  10. Wishing you a Diwali that’s as vibrant and colorful as a rangoli and as sweet as a box of assorted mithai. Enjoy the festivities!

Happy Diwali 2023 Messages

  1. On this Diwali, may your life be as bright and beautiful as the fireworks in the night sky. Happy Diwali!
  2. Wishing you and your family a Diwali filled with love, laughter, and the sweet taste of mithai (sweets).
  3. As we celebrate Diwali, let’s cherish the moments of togetherness and the traditions that bind us.
  4. This Diwali, may you find the strength to overcome any darkness in your life and let your inner light shine.
  5. May the festival of Diwali bring you endless reasons to smile and a heart full of gratitude.
  6. Wishing you a Diwali that’s as bright as the stars in the sky and as joyful as a child’s laughter.
  7. May the festival of Diwali fill your life with the radiance of a thousand lamps. Happy Diwali!
  8. Let’s celebrate the victory of light over darkness and good over evil with all our hearts. Happy Diwali!
  9. On this Diwali, may your dreams and aspirations shine as brightly as the Diwali lamps. Have a wonderful celebration!
  10. Sending you my warmest Diwali wishes, wrapped in love and tied with the thread of togetherness.
  11. May the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi bring prosperity and success to your doorstep. Happy Diwali 2023!
  12. Diwali is the perfect time to create beautiful memories with your loved ones. Wishing you a memorable and Happy Diwali!
  13. As you light the Diwali diyas, may they dispel all darkness and bring peace and happiness into your life.
  14. May the festival of lights illuminate your path and lead you to a brighter and happier future. Happy Diwali!
  15. This Diwali, let’s be grateful for the love and blessings in our lives and spread kindness to all.
  16. As the sky is lit with fireworks, may your heart be filled with love, laughter, and joy. Happy Diwali!
  17. Diwali is a time to exchange gifts and create beautiful memories. Wishing you a season filled with both.
  18. May the sweetness of Diwali mithai and the warmth of family bonds fill your heart with happiness.
  19. This Diwali, may your home be blessed with happiness, your heart with love, and your life with success.
  20. Wishing you a Diwali filled with the love of family, the warmth of friends, and the joy of festivities.

FAQ –

What is the significance of Diwali and when is it celebrated?

Diwali, also known as Deepavali, signifies the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. It is celebrated between October and November, with this year’s Diwali falling on November 12, 2023. It marks the beginning of the new year in India and is celebrated with the lighting of lamps and much enthusiasm.

Can you tell me about the five days of Diwali and their significance?

The five days of Diwali are Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj. Each day holds unique significance, such as worshipping Goddess Lakshmi, celebrating the victory of light, and strengthening the bond between brothers and sisters.

What is the importance of Dhanteras in Diwali celebrations?

Dhanteras is the first day of Diwali, focusing on wealth and well-being. It is associated with the Ayurvedic deity Dhanvantari, the god of health and healing. People celebrate by purchasing new items, cleaning their homes, and lighting lamps to mark a fresh start.

How is Diwali celebrated, and what is the role of Goddess Lakshmi?

Diwali is celebrated with the lighting of lamps and the worship of Goddess Lakshmi, who symbolises wealth and prosperity. People light diyas, perform special rituals, exchange gifts, and enjoy Diwali sweets. It’s a time for family gatherings and spreading joy.

Could you explain the significance of Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj during Diwali?

Govardhan Puja is celebrated as a symbol of gratitude for Lord Krishna lifting the Govardhan mountain to protect villagers from heavy rains. Bhai Dooj is the final day of Diwali, dedicated to celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters. Sisters wish for their brothers’ well-being, and brothers express their love through gifts.

Can you share some heartwarming Diwali wishes and messages?

  Of course! Here are a few heartfelt Diwali wishes and messages:
   
   – “May your life be as bright as the Diwali lights. Happy Diwali!”
   – “Wishing you a Diwali filled with love, laughter, and sweet mithai.”
   – “May your dreams shine as bright as Diwali lamps. Happy Diwali 2023!”
   – “May Diwali fill your life with the radiance of a thousand lamps.”
   – “Let’s celebrate the victory of light over darkness with all our hearts. Happy Diwali!”
   – “As you light the Diwali diyas, may they dispel all darkness and bring happiness into your life.”

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