Deepavali which symbolically celebrates the victory of good over evil is one of most popular festivals associated with Hinduism. Deepavali 2012 date is November 13, Tuesday. In
South India, Deepavali is celebrated to commemorate the killing of demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. In North India, Deepavali commemorates the return of Lord Ram along with Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman to Ayodhya after his 14 years of exile.
Deepavali 2012 dates
- Dhanteras – November 11, 2012
- Narak Chaturdasi, Lakshmi Puja and Deepavali – November 13, 2012
- Yama Diwitya,
BaliPratipada Annakut – November 14, 2012
- Bahu Beej – November 15, 2012
Deepavali literally means ‘an array of lamps.’ The Deepavali lamps signify the removal of spiritual darkness and ushering in of knowledge.
An important event during Deepavali is the Goddess Lakshmi Puja.
Gujarat, the Deepavali period also marks the beginning of the Gujarati New Year.
Bengal, Kali Puja is observed on the day.
Deepavali is of great importance in all parts of
except Kerala. Numerous rituals and festivals are held during the period. India
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