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Diwali 2023 Date Gujarat: Diwali which is also known as Deepawali is one of the most famous festivals of the year. Diwali is the five days festivity period which begins on Dhanteras and ends on Bhai Dooj. However, in the Maharashtra Diwali festivities begin one day earlier on Govatsa Dwadashi while in Gujarat Diwali festivities begin two days earlier on Agyaras and culminates on Labh Panchami. During five days festivity various rituals are followed and with Goddess Lakshmi several other Gods and Goddesses are worshipped. The new moon day, which is known as Amavasya, is the most significant day of five days Diwali festivities and known as Diwali Puja.

Diwali 2023 Important Dates

Diwali 2023 Date Gujarat : Diwali is the most popular festival associated with Hindu religion. It is also known as festival of lights. Diwali 2023 date in Gujarat is 12th November 2023. For people in Gujarat, Diwali honors the Hindu Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. The lights and lamps are said to help Lakshmi find her way into people’s homes, bringing prosperity, happiness and peace in the year to come.

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights with its variations also celebrated in other Indian religions. It symbolizes the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance“. Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu lunisolar months of Ashvina and Kartika.

Diwali 2023 Date Gujarat

Name of the FestivalDayDate of the Festival
Diwali 2023 Date GujaratSunday12 November 2023

Though the celebrations of Diwali 2023 last for 5 days:

Festival Tithi & NameDateCelebrations
Trayodashi – DhanTeras10th November 2023Worshipping MAA Lakshmi and purchasing gold or metals.
Chaturdashi – Kali chaudas11th November 2023worshipping MAA Kali and Creating Rangolis.
Amavasya – Diwali12th November 2023Most Important day with Diwali Pooja.
Pratipada – Nav Varsh14th November 2023Celebrations of Gujarati New Year with Love and Life with Loved Ones.
Dwitiya – Bhai dooj15th November 2023Celebrations of Love between Brother and Sister.

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Diwali Significance

Diwali is historically a Hindu religion festival having its origin in the Era of the Lord Ram or probably even before that at the time of churning of milky ocean when Goddess Lakshmi came out as the boon to the Gods and whole humanity.

Hinduism, being the oldest religion whose history goes back to thousands of years, it is not surprising that numerous legends are associated with Diwali. However all of them signify the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair.

Various deities are worshipped and appeased during five days Diwali festivities. However Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha, Lord Kuber are the most prominent names which come to the mind when Diwali Puja is mentioned.

Lord Yamraj, God Dhanvantari, God Hanuman, Goddess Kali, Goddess Saraswati, Lord Krishna and Demon King Bali are other prominent deities who are worshipped during Diwali.

Diwali Celebration

Numerous rituals are followed during Diwali.

These rituals vary from state to state and within a state region to region. However,

  • Cleaning and decorating homes usually by giving new whitewash or fresh paints,
  • Buying new clothes and jewelry,
  • Buying new household items either big or small,
  • Preparing traditional home-made sweets,
  • Worshipping numerous deities,
  • Lighting Diyas and decorating home with blinking electric lamps,
  • Bursting firecrackers,
  • Trying Diwali remedies to gain wealth,
  • Visiting relatives and family friends,
  • Distributing sweets, dry-fruits and gifts,
  • Calling distant family members, relatives and friends to exchange Diwali wishes are the most common activities during Diwali.

Diwali Regional Variance

Diwali celebrations are more extravagant in north Indian states. In South India like Holi, Diwali is a not as spectacular as that of North India. If one wants to enjoy spectacular fire-work at night then Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai are the most suitable metros to be in during Diwali.

Diwali celebrations are moderate in Chennai and Kolkata. In Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Kali Chaturdashi is more significant than Lakshmi Puja and in Kolkata, West Bengal, devotees worship Goddess Kali rather than Goddess Lakshmi on the third day of Diwali.

FAQ’s – Diwali 2023 Date Gujarat

Is Diwali a Public Holiday?

Diwali is a public holiday for the general population of India and almost the entire country has the main day off.

What is Diwali 2023 Date Gujarat ?

Diwali 2023 Date Gujarat Is 12 November 2023

What is the time limit for bursting fire crackers in Gujarat?

In recently years, in most cities, time limit has been imposed for displaying and bursting the firework to curtail the noise pollution and for those who want to sleep peacefully on the night of Diwali. At most places either 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. time limit is imposed for bursting the firework.

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