A Guide to Diwali 2020 – All You Need to Know About Diwali



With Diwali round the corner, we must have penned down our shopping list and enjoyment plans to make the most out of it. Diwali is considered as the biggest Indian festival which people celebrate across the country with enthusiasm. The markets start shimmering a few days before Diwali and most of the sellers offer lucrative discounts and deals to allure buyers.

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People spend generously in buying the consumer durables, clothes, jewelry, and other gifting accessories. Here are some of the important aspects of Diwali 2020 which you should know.

The inception of Diwali: How Diwali is celebrated?


Diwali began with the mark of Dhanteras which is dedicated to celebrating wealth and prosperity. People buy gold and silver ornaments and kitchen utensils as customary.

Homes are usually cleaned and decorated to welcome the God Kubera who is considered as the god of wealth and prosperity.

Choti Diwali (North India) or Naraka Chaturdasi (South India) is followed on the next day of Dhanteras. It is believed that god Krishna or goddess kali has destroyed the demon on this day.

Even the effigies of demons are burnt across in Goa as a part of the celebration.



Followed by Choti Diwali comes the main day of Diwali. It is believed that the divine Lord Rama came back with his wife Sita and younger brother Laxman on this day to his kingdom.

He was sent for ‘vanvasa’ for 14 years, which he completed this day and killed demon Lanka’s King Ravana. People lit ‘diyas’ to welcome him as it was a day of ‘amavas’/no moon.

Since then, the tradition of Diwali incepted and people use lamps, diyas, and fireworks to light up their houses.

Diwali 2020 – Date and Best Time for Diwali Pujan


Diwali 2020 Calendar

The festival of Diwali is based on the Hindu Calendar. It generally takes place in October or November depending on the cycle of the moon. In 2020,

Diwali will be celebrated across the country on October 27, 2020

The Dhanteras will be observed on October 25, 2020

Diwali in South India is celebrated one the day earlier than North India i.e. on October 26, 2020.


Pradosh Kaal is considered as the best time for Diwali puja. As the northern corner of your house is connected with wealth, it is considered best for Diwali Pujan. Place Lord Ganesha’s idol on the left of Goddess Laxmi to proceed with the Diwali Puja.

Other Aspect of Diwali In India


People clean and white-wash their house to welcome the goddess Laxmi. It is believed that goddess Laxmi was churned out after a ‘Samudra-Manthan’ (ocean churning) between gods and demons.

It is also believed that Goddess Laxmi enters those houses first which are cleaned and well-decorated. It also keeps the negativity at bay.



Gambling is enjoyed as customary on the day of Diwali and considered auspicious. People throw lavish gambling parties and it is a way to take a break from their hectic schedules and spend some time with their friends and family.



Beautiful rangolis are made in the courtyard and front doors to welcome the goddess Laxmi. People decorate their houses with garlands, lamps and other decorative materials as well. Fireworks and crackers are burnt at night.



People distribute traditional sweets and gifts to their loved ones to mark the celebration of Diwali.

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