Diwali 2018 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 2018

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

Diwali 2018 Dates :

Dhanatrayodashi or Dhan Teras  – 5th November 2018
Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali  – 6th November 2018
Diwali or Deepavali  – 7th November 2018
Bali Pratipada or Gujarati New Year  – 8th November 2018
Bhaiduj or Yama Dwitiya  – 9th November 2018

Diwali 2018 Muhurat Timings :

Diwali 2017 Muhurat Timings

Muhurat for Dhan Teras Puja – Monday, 5th November 2018 :

  • Dhanteras Puja Muhurta = 18:20 hrs to 20:17 hrs IST
  • Pradosh Kaal = 17:42 hrs to 20:17 hrs IST
  • Vrishabha Kaal = 18:20 hrs to 20:18 hrs IST

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 – 7th November 2018 :

  • Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = 18:12 hrs to 20:10 hrs IST
  • Pradosh Kaal = 17:41 hrs to 20:17 hrs IST
  • Vrishabha Kaal = 18:12 hrs to 20:10 hrs IST

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  – 4th November 2018
Labh Pancham – 12th November 2018

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