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Diwali in Tamil Nadu in 2023 - Deepavali 2023 in Tamil Calendar

Deepavali and Lakshmi Puja are one of the most important Hindu festivals in Tamil Nadu. Diwali in 2023 in Tamil Nadu is on November 12 as per Tamil Calendar. Lakshmi Puja will be held on November 12. Narak Chturdashi is observed as Diwali in Tamil Nadu. In Tamil Nadu and generally in South India , Deepavali is celebrated to commemorate the killing of the demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. In Kerala, Deepavali is a low-key affair and some people consider it as the return of Lord Ram from exile. There may be difference in date and myth but the central theme that good wins over evil, remains the same. In  North India , Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Ram along with Sita and Lakshman from his 14 years of exile after killing Ravana.

Sateri Devi – Information about Mother Goddess Sateri Devi

Sateri Devi is a form of Mother Goddess Shakti worshipped in Goa and Maharashtra. She is Grama Devata or village deity. She is also the patron Goddess of many communities. There is no proper authentic information regarding her origin but she is a deity who protects people from evil forces. Sateri Devi is worshipped in murti form. She is depicted either in standing or sitting position. Sometimes devotees only get to view her head. She is depicted with two or four arms. She holds various weapons. Festivals associated with her vary from region to region. Numerous different types of rituals are dedicated to her. In some regions there is a palkhi dedicated to her. She is worshipped for early cure from diseases, for good rains and farm yield, for defeating enemies and for fulfillment of desires.