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Diwali 2020 Date Calendar: When is Deepawali, Dhanteras, Govardhan Puja and Bhai Dooj All Dates


Among the Hindu festivals in India, the five days long festivities of Diwali is really very special. This festival is celebrated to mark Lord Ram's return to his home Ayodhya after defeating Lanka King Ravana (Ramayan). According to the legends, on his return, the people at Ayodhya welcomed him by lighting lamps and diyas. Diwali festival also has a connection to Goddess Lakshmi and Kubera Puja. This five-day festival is also known as Panch Mahotsav and begins with Dhanteras and ends with Bhai Dooj. In the midst of this, there are festivals like Narak Chaturdashi and the Govardhan Puja. The most important day of all is considered to be the day of Diwali.

According to the calendar, Diwali is celebrated every year on new moon day of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. But this year, Diwali has been delayed by a month due to malmas. Because of this, Amavasya will fall on the two days this year. This has resulted in confusion among people as to when they should celebrate the Diwali festival this year. Here is the date, puja timing, shubh muhurat and other details about the five days of Diwali week, Check them out.


When is Diwali?

On the November 14 and 15, people all over the country will celebrate the Diwali. Amavasya is on 14 November and will start from 2.18 pm onwards upto 10:37 am on 15 November. According to the Brahma Purana, on the midnight of Amavasya of the Kartik month, Goddess Lakshmi comes to the earth and blesses to her devotees. The festival of Diwali will celebrated on that day. Hence, Diwali will be celebrated on 14th of November.


Auspicious time (shubh muhurat) for the Lakshmi Pujan

Lakshmi Puja Muhurta - November 14th from 6 pm to 8 pm

Pradosh Kaal - 5:55 pm - 8:25 pm
Vrishabh Kaal - 6om - 8:04 pm


Narak chaturdashi

The Narak Chaturdashi, also known as choti diwali, celebrated just a day before the main festival, this year, it will be celebrated on 14th of November only. On this day, the auspicious time of Abhyanga Snan (Diwali bathing ritual) will be there from 5.23 am to 6.43 am.



Dhanvantari is celebrated on the second day in the week of Diwali. This year, Dhanteras falls on November 13th. The auspicious time of Dhanteras will start from 6:01 pm and will last till 8.33 pm.


Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja is celebrated on the fourth day of Diwali week i.e. November 15, a day after the main festival. This day is celebrated because on this day, Lord Krishna defeated Lord Indra by lifting the Govardhan Mountain on his little finger to save the villagers. The auspicious time of Govardhan Puja is from 3.45 pm upto 6 pm.


Bhai Dooj

The festival of Bhai Dooj is celebrated on the fifth day in Diwali week. On this day, sisters wish for the long life of their brother by doing puja for them. This year Bhai Dooj will be celebrated on 16th of November. The auspicious time will start from 1:31 pm to 3.45 pm.



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