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Laxmi Ganesh Puja shubh Muhurat Diwali 2016 Best timing on 30th october 2016

Laxmi Ganesh Puja shubh Muhurat Diwali 2016 Best timing on 30th Oct 2016

Diwali 2016 (28th October to 1st November)

The festival of lights, Diwali or Deepavali is one of the most significant Hindu festivals celebrated all across India and abroad. It is the brightest festival in India with the celebrations stretching for a period of five days and signifies the victory of light over darkness; good over evil; knowledge over ignorance. The main night of the festival falls on the darkest, new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month of Kartika (mid-October to mid-November) The precise day of the festival is decided as per the Hindu calendar. In 2016 the festival of Diwali starts on the 28th of October with the celebration of Dhanteras and ends with Bhau Beej on the 1st of November. The main day of Diwali falls on the 30th of October .
Before the start of the festivities people clean and decorate their offices and homes. On the night of Diwali they dress up in their best clothes, light oil lamps and candles and along with their family perform a puja, especially to the Goddess of wealth and prosperity, Mahalakshmi. After the puja family and friends exchange mithais or sweets and partake in bursting crackers and lighting fireworks. The entire period of Diwali is shopping fiesta across the nation. Clay lamps are lighted on the Diwali Night to give a warm welcome to Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that crackers are lighted on this auspicious day to drive off the evil forces.
The first day of Diwali starts with Dhanteras which falls eighteen days after Dusshera. It is followed by Naraka Chaturdashi and then the main Diwali on the third day. The fourth day is celebrated as Diwali Padwa dedicated to the relationship between husband and wife and the last day is celebrated as Bhau Beej which is dedicated to the relationship between brother and sister. The names of the festivals and its rituals and traditions differ in different parts of the country. The day of Diwali is celebrated by Jains as the day Mahavira attained His Moksha. Sikhs celebrate this day as Bandi Chhor Divas. For Arya Samajists, this day is the death anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati, and is celebrated as Shardiya Nav-Shasyeshti.

The Spiritual Significance of Diwali

The religious significance of Diwali is to make people aware of their inner self. As per the Hindu philosophy, there is something beyond the actual persona which is genuine, unlimited and everlasting, called the Atman. This festival celebrates the triumph of positive forces over evil forces and ward off darkness or the ignorance within. The legends of Diwali may differ, but its main the concept is to awaken our Inner Atman or the definite Truth.

Diwali Celebration by Different Communities across India

The festival of Diwali is celebrated with much pomp and delight not only by Hindus but also by people of other religions such as Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. Buddhists celebrate Diwali as the day Emperor Ashoka embraced Buddhism; Jains celebrate Diwali as the day Lord Mahavira attained nirvana and Sikhs celebrate the day as their Sixth Guru Hargobind Ji was freed from a prison on this day. Diwali is celebrated across all regions of India with small changes such as in the state of West Bengal Goddess Kali is worshipped instead of Goddess Laxmi. In many parts of India, Lord Krishna is worshipped and honored during Diwali.

Legends of Diwali

Shri Rama Returns to Ayodhyaa
The most popular tale regarding the celebration of Diwali relates to the prince of Ayodhyaa, Lord Shri Rama (the seventh incarnation of Maha Vishnu). It marks the victory of Rama over the King of Lanka, Ravana after he kidnapped Rama’s wife Sita. Rama defeated the demon king with the help of His Vanara Sena (army of monkeys). On His return to Ayodhyaa, the citizens decorated the city and their homes by lighting diyas all over to welcome Him.
Manifestation of Goddess Mahalakshmi
The Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi was incarnated on the new moon day (Amavasyaa) of the Hindi month of Kartika. She appeared during the legendary Samundra Manthan (churning of the milky ocean by devas and asuras). She is worshipped on the day of Diwali for wealth and prosperity.
Shree Krishna and Satyabhama decimate Narakasur
After gaining victory over the King of Gods, Lord Indra the ruler of Pragjyotishpur, a province to the South of Nepal, demon king Narakasur imprisoned sixteen thousand daughters of Gods and saints in his harem as well as seized the earrings of Mother Goddess Aditi. She was the ruler of Suraloka and a relative of Lord Krishna's wife Satyabhama. Satyabhama defeated Narakasur with the help of her husband Krishna. She not only retrieved the earrings but also freed the women.
The Pandavas Return
According to Hindu scriptures the Pandava brothers returned to their kingdom Hastinapur after thirteen years of exile on the day of Karthika Amavasyaa. The people of their kingdom lighted earthen lamps all over in their city to welcome their beloved princes.
The Coronation of King Vikramaditya
On this day people celebrated the coronation of the greatest Hindu king Vikramaditya by lighting tiny earthen lamps.

The Five Days of Diwali Festival

Day 1 (28th of October 2016, Friday) - Dhanteras Puja - On this day Indian businessmen start their financial year. God Dhanvantari, an incarnation of Shree Vishnu appeared from the ocean of milk with nectar or Amrit (Ayurveda) for the betterment of mankind. The festivities of Diwali start from this day and Dhanvantari is prayed for good health.
Day 2 (29th of October 2016, Saturday) - Naraka Chaturdashi or Kali Chaudas - This day marks the death of the demon Narakasur; it is also called Choti Diwali. It is the day of cleansing one’s body with oil baths. Food delicacies are prepared and people are ready to celebrate the main Diwali festival.
Day 3 (30th of October 2016, Sunday) - Diwali/Lakshmi Pujan - This is the main day of Diwali and Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, prosperity and success is worshipped. She is prayed on this day to shower Her blessings on us.
Day 4 ( 31st of October 2016, Monday) - Bestu Baras / Bali Padyami / Govardhan Pooja and Vishwakarma Day / Annakut - Lord Vishnu defeated Bali on this day. It is said that King Bali returns to Earth on this day to light diyas and ward off darkness from our lives. Most businesses are closed on this day as people worship their tools and machinery.
Day 5 (1st November 2016, Tuesday) - Bhau Beej / Bhai Teeka (Tilak) / Bhai Dooj / Bhai Fota - On this day brothers visit their sisters who pray for them and prepare sweets. As per Hindu faith Yama, the Lord of Death visited his sister on this day. He gave her a boon that if someone pays their sister a visit on this day, he shall be freed from all sins and shall attain liberation or Moksha.

Diwali Puja Vidhi, Muhurat and Dates in 2016

Diwali Tithi is from 1:48 AM on October 29th to 2:43 AM on 30th of October , 2016
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 18:16 to 20:16 on October 30th, 2016
Duration = 1 Hour 59 Mins
Pradosh Kaal = 17:57 to 20:31
Vrishabha Kaal = 18:16 to 20:16
Note: There is also a popular belief that the entire Diwali day is auspicious and there is no right or wrong time for performing the puja.
Please note that all time are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

Why Puja from Rudra Centre?

Rudra Centre’s priests involve certified Brahmins from Gurukul and perform pujas following Vedic rituals based on birth details and Nakshatras or Birth Star. The Puja Prasad along with energized Yantra, Rudraksha and photographs is couriered to the devotees within 5 to 7 days after the completion of the Puja. Your birth details (name, date, time and place) are required while ordering the Puja. Rudra Centre will provide the contact number of the Head priest, to enable calling during the sankalpa / yagna. We also provide Online Puja Prasad service from different Hindu temples.

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