Diwali 2021 (2078) is on Thursday, 4th November 2021 (18th of Kartik, 2078). Diwali comes from the word Dipawali whose literal meaning is lines of Light.

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Diwali Facts

Date: 4th November 2021 (18 Kartik, 2078)
Also Called: Deepavali, or Dipawali
Celebrations: Worshiping Goddess Laxmi, Burning Fireworks, Decorating homes and temples with Diyas, exchanging gifts and sweets, Eating delicious Food, etc.

Diwali 2021 Date

Diwali is celebrated on a new moon night sometime in October and November. The exact day of Diwali is decided according to the Hindus calendar. According to the Hindu calendar, We are going to celebrate Diwali in 2021 (2078) on 4th November 2021 (18th of Kartik 2078 BS). Wish you a happy Diwali 2021.

Diwali 2021 Important Day List:

2nd November 2021TuesdayDhanterash
3rd November 2021WednesdayDhanterash
4th November 2021ThursdayDiwali
Diwali 2021 Date List

History Behind Diwali Festival

Diwali is a major festival of Hindu. The day is primarily celebrated to commemorate the return of Lord Rama from his 14 years of exile. However, there are various other stories associated with the festival.

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Origin of Diwali From Ramayaan

According to popular Hindu Mythology, when Lord Ram returned from his 14 years of exile after defeating Raavan in Sri Lanka, the people of Ayodhya lighted candles and Diya to celebrate his return to the kingdom.

The festival gets its name from the lines of Diya that were celebrated the return of Lord Ram, Sita, Laxman, and Hanuman. Hence the name Deepavali, literally translating to “lines of light“. The name Deepavali has gotten to Diwali over the years. Deepawali symbolizes the victory of light over dark.

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Origin of Diwali From Mahabharata

According to another popular Hindu Mythology, Pandavas from the Mahabharata returned to their homeland after 13 years of exile, and the day is celebrated to commemorate their return.

Sikh Diwali

Sikh celebrates Diwali as the release from prison of the sixth guru, Guru Hargobind, and 52 other princes. Sikhs celebrated the return of Guru Hargobind by lighting the Golden Temple and this tradition continues today.

Jain Dewali

The Jain celebrate this day as they believe that Lord Mahavira attained enlightenment on this day.

There are still other theories associated with Diwali such as the rising of Goddess Lakshmi from the sea, the killing of Narkasura by Lord Vishnu, and the birth of Goddess Kali.

Celebrating Diwali 2021

The event is largely celebrated in India and Nepal. Indians celebrate this day as the start of the new business year. People light up their homes 2-3 days before the festival and gifts are exchanged between friends and families.

On the night of the festival, prayers are offered to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi which is followed by the bursting of firecrackers, eating sweets, and other gourmet food. However, people refrain from meat and alcohol on this day.

You can make these Diwali sweets in 2021.

Diwali is a Hindu festival. It is also celebrated in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Nepal, Myanmar, Mauritius, and Fiji. In fact, Diwali is a national holiday in each of these countries.

Happy Diwali 2021 !!!

6 Important Things You Should Know About Diwali

  1. Diwali is a symbol of victory of Light over Dark.
  2. Every year, we celebrate Diwali on the new moon night of Kartik month.
  3. Diwali is the most important festival in Hindu Region.
  4. Diwali comes after 16th days of Dashain or Dashahara.
  5. We worship Goddess Laxmi (Goddess of Wealth|) and pray for prospority.
  6. Before one day of Diwali, We celebrate Dhanterash. In this day, We purchace at least one item or goods from the market.


This year, we are celebrating Deepawali on the new moon day of Kartik month. If you find any mistakes in this blog post, please comment below for the correction.




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