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Diwali in Maharashtra – Mumbai – Pune - Nashik

Diwali is the most popular festival associated with Hindu religion. Diwali 2023 date in Maharashtra – Mumbai – Pune - Nashik is November 12. Diwali literally means ‘an array of lamps’ and symbolizes the removal of spiritual darkness and the ushering in of knowledge capable of realizing Brahman (That) – the Supreme Being present in all living and nonliving.

Diwali Dates In 2023 In Maharashtra

Vasubaras on November 9
Dhanteras or Dhantrayodashi or Yamadeepdaan  is on November 10
Narak Chaturdashi on November 12
Diwali on November 12
Lakshmi Puja on November 12
Abhyang Snan - November 12
Govardhan Puja – November 14
Annakut - November 14
Abhyang Snan - November 14
Diwali Padwa – November 14
Bali Pratipada – November 14
Bhau Beej – November 15
Yama Dwitiya – November 15

Diwali is celebrated by all Hindu communities but the reasons and legends differ from place to place and from community to community. The most important legend associated with Diwali is the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. It is believed that people lit lamps on the day to welcome Lord Rama, Mata Sita, Lakshman and Hanuman.

Lakshmi Puja during Diwali is observed as it is believed that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean on this day during the ‘samudra manthan’ (churning of ocean) by demons and gods as mentioned in the Puranas. So for the business people, the new business year begins on Diwali.

The making of Shivaji Khilas during Diwali is an important and unique aspect in Maharashtra.