5 Days of Diwali, Significance & Celebration

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Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in India. The festival is celebrated over 5 days, between the middle of October and early November. The dates vary by a few days every year.

5 Days of Diwali
5 Days of Diwali

Here we are going to talk about the five days of the Diwali festival and their significance. At the end of this blog, you will come to know about these five days of the beautiful festival.








Day 1

22 October


Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Day

Day 2

23 October


Hanuman Puja or Chhoti Diwali

Day 3

24 October


Lakshmi Puja or Diwali

Day 4

25 October


Govardhan Puja

Day 5

26 October


Bhai Dooj

Day 1:– Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Day

The First Day of Diwali is known as Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Day. This day is dedicated to the main avatar of Vishnu, an important Hindu God. 

This is a day of prayers for good health and fortune. Food is offered to Lord Vishnu. Incidentally, Lord Rama is believed to be an incarnation of Vishnu.

Day 2:– Hanuman Puja or Chhoti Diwali

The second day of Diwali is known as Hanuman Puja or Chhoti Diwali. This day is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi. This day is the celebration of the victory of Lord Krishna over the Naraka demon.

On this day earthen lamps or Diya are lit up in Krishna temples. In fact, many will celebrate Diwali only on this one day, and go about their everyday life on the other days.

Day 3:– Lakshmi Puja or Diwali

The third day of Diwali is known as Lakshmi Puja. To offer prayers to the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, and also Lord Ganesha. Homes are decorated with lights.

Day 4:– Govardhan Puja

The fourth day of Diwali is celebrated as Govardhan Puja. This festival is most popular in North India. This day marks how Krishna protected people from the anger of God Indra. Food decorated in pyramid form is offered to everyone.

Day 5:– Bhai Dooj 

The fifth day of Diwali is known as Bhai Dooj. Bhai Dooj is the festival of brother and sister. People visit their relatives and friends with sweets and other gifts. Prayers are offered for good wealth and fortune.

The 5 days of Diwali brings good fortune, health, and wealth into people’s life. During these 5 days of Diwali, people celebrate the festival in full mood. This festival gives a chance to people to take a break from daily stressful life, enjoy these 5 days with family and friends, and make them ready to start their work to their full potential.

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