Diwali 2017 Dates & Muhurat Timings

Diwali is the festival of lights and is considered to be the most important in India and is being celebrated by all the Indian through out the world.

Diwali 2017

It is five day festival starting from Dhanteras till the fifth day known as Bhaiduj.

Diwali 2017 Dates :

Dhanatrayodashi or Dhan Teras  – 17th October 2017
Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali  – 18th October 2017
Diwali or Deepavali  – 19th October 2017
Bali Pratipada or Gujarati New Year  – 20th October 2017
Bhaiduj or Yama Dwitiya  – 21st November 2017

Diwali 2017 Muhurat Timings :

Diwali 2017 Muhurat Timings

Muhurat for Dhan Teras Puja – 17th October 2017 :

  • Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 19:47 hrs to 20:35 hrs
  • Pradosh Kaal = 18:06 hrs to 20:35 hrs
  • Vrishabha Kaal = 19:47 hrs to 21:46 hrs

Pradosh Kaal during Vrishabha Lagna or Sthir (fixed or not movable) Lagna is the best time for Diwali Puja or Deepavali Puja or Lakshmi Ganesh Pujan or Lakshmi Puja on Dhanteras. It is said that if Dhanteras Puja is done during Sthir Lagna, Lakshmiji will stay in your home.  is considered as Sthir and mostly overlaps with Pradosh Kaal during Diwali day. Many communities especially Gujarati businessmen do Chopda Pujan during Diwali Puja. In this Puja new account books are inaugurated in presence of Goddess Lakshmi to seek her blessing for the next financial year.

Muhurat for Diwali Day Lakshmi Puja – 18th October 2017 :

  • Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 19:39 hrs to 20:34 hrs
  • Pradosh Kaal = 18:04 hrs to 20:34 hrs
  • Vrishabha Kaal = 19:39 hrs to 21:39 hrs

Note : Check local timings. Slight variation possible. Please recheck and verify timings for your location from a nearby pandit.

Other Important Days :

Vasu Baras – Govatsa Dwadashi  – 16th October 2017
Labh Pancham – 25th October 2017

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