Diwali is the undoubtedly the biggest festival of India. It is celebrated all over the country by people belonging to different religions. In fact, Diwali is a festival which has garnered global appeal and is celebrated by Indians abroad and even by foreigners. Diwali is the festival of lights, gifts, joy and togetherness. People give best wishes, gifts and greetings to family and friends. They decorate homes and offices with lights and rangoli. The festival of happiness and prosperity is marked by the auspicious Diwali Puja, which involves the worship of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha. Puja is done, both at home as well as business establishment, so that prosperity comes here to stay. It is believed that these deities harbinger wealth, health and happiness for those who please them with the Puja. For this purpose, it is recommended that the Diwali Puja be done with the correct ritual and at an auspicious mahurat to derive the maximum benefit from it. The best time to perform Diwali Laxmi Puja is in the Sthir Lagna during the Pradosh Kaal Mahurat. The belief is that it will make Goddess Laxmi stay in your home for good.
Diwali Puja 2016- Date and Puja Shubh Mahurat Timing
Diwali puja is done on the Amavasya (no moon day) of the Kartik month of the Hindu calendar. In 2016, it falls on 30th October, Sunday.
Amavasya Tithi Begins = 20:40 on 29 October 2016
Amavasya Tithi Ends = 23:08 on 30 October 2016
Puja Timing Shubha Mahurat – Pradosh Kaal Muhurat
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta from 18:42 to 20:19
Pradosh Kaal from 17:45 to 20:19
Vrishabha Kaal from 18:42 to 20:40
Mahanishita Kaal Muhurat
Lakshmi Puja Muhurta = None
Mahanishita Kaal from 23:45 (30 Oct) to 00:36 (31 Oct)
Simha Kaal from 01:09 to 03:21 (31 Oct)
Jai Maa Laxmi