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Diwali Amavasya 2023

Diwali is observed traditionally on Kartik Amavasya or the no moon day in Kartik month in North India. The corresponding period in other regions is the Amavasya in Ashwin month. Diwali Amavasya 2023 is November 13. Time is from Time – Amavas begins at 2:12 PM on November 12 and ends at 2:41 PM on November 13. In Tamil Nadu, it is the Aippasi Amavasai.

For Diwali to be observed Amavasya tithi should be present during night time. So in some years Diwali will be observed on the day before actual Amavasya day because the Amavasya tithi ends before sunset.  

Diwali and Lakshmi Puja are marked on November 12. 

The most important puja on the day is the Lakshmi Puja.

Legend has it that Diwali Amavasya is one of the darkest night in a year. Goddess Lakshmi arrives on earth and lits it up with her brilliance. Her glow envelops the whole world and she showers blessing of prosperity on all living beings.

Other rituals that are observed on the day include Abhyanga Snan, Sharda Pujan, Kuber Puja and Chopda Pujan.

Kali Puja is observed on the day in eastern parts of India.