Reasons Why Is Diwali Celebrated 20 -21 Days After Dussehra? – Know The Real Reasons


Why is Diwali celebrated 21 days After Dussehra? Why Diwali is celebrated after 20 days of Dussehra? Some year Diwali is celebrated after 20 days of Dussehra and some year Why Diwali is celebrated after 21 days of Dussehra? It all depends on the Hindu calendar. We’ll discuss about it.

Dusshera is one of the greatest festival of India. Diwali, the festival of lights is really the most anticipated and celebrated festival in India.

People from all corners of the country welcome the festival with enthusiastic gestures. This wonderful festival is a five day celebration.

Dussehra Festival – Celebrate Good Luck With the World

Vijayadashami, known as Dussehra or Dasara, is an important Hindu festival celebrated at the end of Navarati in November. The festival symbolizes the victory of good over evil. It marks the end of bad times and the beginning of a new age.

Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and splendor, and most of the rituals are very elaborate. The entire town and the whole region get flooded with color and lights. People dress up in colorful costumes, make lots of noise, and enjoy this festive season’s festivity. There are several festivals celebrated in India, and they have a different meaning.

While in India, festivals are celebrated for various reasons, like the harvest festival and the celebration of good luck, the Dussehra festival in India is mostly celebrated, celebrating good over evil.

In the olden days, this festival was celebrated on a beautiful day called Ashadhya. This day marked the beginning of the season of prosperity. In the olden days, this festival was also considered a celebration of love. In the olden days, marriages were performed in front of the temple, and then the bride and groom exchanged sweets.


Nowadays, the festival of Dussehra is celebrated on the day of Dussehra. On this day, all of the people celebrate good luck and the auspiciousness. The entire town gets decorated with lights, garlands are hung all around the area, and people do many festivities and revelries on this auspicious occasion.

At Dussehra, the family members and close friends celebrated the victory of good over evil. Many temples house holy sites where the Goddesses come to grant blessings and protect the people from sin.

Some of the most famous ones are the Vithal, Parambikulam, Kumbh, and Aaranyasis. There are also various temple-maintained gardens and parks where flowers are being displayed and decorated. Every part of the town is decorated to the hilt with colored lights and garlands.

Many festivals and celebrations like Dussehra are celebrated all over India. They are observed for various reasons, and they have different meanings. While some celebrate the festival as a festival of love, some celebrate it as a festival of wealth, and others hail it as a festival of love and family reunion.

While the festival of Dussehra is celebrated in India for many centuries, it is one of the most prominent religions in the country that has its roots in India. It is celebrated with all the fervor and enthusiasm, and it is considered one of the most important festivals in the world.

Dussehra festival is considered to be the most auspicious festival in the whole month of August. And every year, thousands of visitors from all over India visit Dussehra and spend time in the holy places and enjoy the festivities. This is considered the most auspicious festival, which is celebrated with much excitement and enthusiasm and happiness.

Celebrate Dussehra Festival With Family & Friends!

Dussehra festival, also called Vijayadasami or Dussehra, is a significant Hindu festival celebrated during the last week of October every year in India. It is widely celebrated in various parts of India.

The festival’s main reason is to celebrate the day of Navaratri, the festival of Lord Rama when he migrated to heaven. The celebrations are spread all over India and are characterized by many festivities.

The most popular Dussehra festivals are Dusshera Puja, Vishwanath Puja, and Bihuath Puja. There are several reasons why the festival is celebrated on this day.

Navaratri is one of the happiest days in the life of Lord Rama. In the olden days, Rama lived in the forests of Lanka, and during that time, he took a vow to reside on earth until the last moment of his earthly life.

On this day of Navaratri, the entire family of Lord Rama celebrates his death and departure from this world. The children decorate his body with leaves, flowers, and other objects that symbolize life and glory. The Lord’s clothes are decorated with mudra, and the holy water is sprinkled on the forehead. The body is then cremated with a sacred fire, and the ashes are scattered in the holy river Ganga.

During Dussehra season, people from different parts of India gather in a prominent place like a market to purchase decorative pieces that they will use on their temples and homes.

This is the time of joyous gathering. The families of the dead invite the living family members to participate in the rituals that celebrate the celebration of the arrival of Lord Rama.

Dussehra festival is a time of festivities, dances, fairs, and parties. There is no shortage of fun and frolics that you and your family can indulge. So, don’t miss it for the next year. !

Navaratri festival is also referred to as ‘day of happiness’ since it is celebrated in August. It is celebrated in the whole of India as an extraordinary occasion. All the Hindus and all those who are associated with Hinduism celebrate this festival in their respective temples. There is a lot of pomp and ceremony that takes place to welcome back the Lord.

There are different varieties of sweets and snacks available at this festival. They are prepared and sold in different colors and shapes. The people also enjoy various other delicacies that are prepared using different ingredients. You can choose the one that best suits your taste. The best ones that match your house’s colors and shapes or the ones you like the most. Since there are many different dishes to be served, you should have plenty of time to savor and eat all of them.

Certain days are dedicated exclusively to the Navaratri festival. You must ensure that you pay a visit to every one of them and make it a part of your family’s memory forever.

Diwali festival

On the third day of the celebration, the key rituals of the Diwali festival are performed. The lighting of Diya and candles throughout the house, the cult of Laxmi and Ganesha to evoke health and wealth and the bursting of cookies are the main rituals of the festival.


In addition, the exchange of sincere gifts during Diwali these days has become a mandatory part of the celebration. Friends, family and colleagues share Diwali’s gifts as a gesture to show love and affection.

In addition, the special and great party with delicious food that necessarily includes different varieties of desserts is the special attraction of the occasion.

Do you have questions like these? Why is Diwali celebrated 20 days after Dussehra? How many days after Dussehra is Diwali? Why do we celebrate Diwali after 20 days of dussehra? What comes after Dussehra? Why do we celebrate Diwali after 21 days? What is celebrated a day after Dussehra? If yes, we have the right answers.


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Coincidentally, the Hindu festival of lights held every year in the fall, Diwali is celebrated only 21 days after Dussehra because this was the day when Lord Rama arrived in Ayodhya after killing Asur “Ravan”.

As in Rama’s time, there were no cars to cover the distances of the road, so now people are curious to know the travel time that Rama, his wife Sita and his brother Lakshmana took when they returned to Ayodhya after defeating Ravana.

Why You Should Celebrate Diwali With Family and Friends

Diwali festival is one of the most awaited Indian festivals. On a personal note, it is an occasion to ponder and overcome personal darkness and demons. Let light shine from within you, and let this light shine out into the world. Diwali festival dates back to ancient times and follows the lunar calendar. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm across India and abroad.

The festival has become so popular that it has become one of the most awaited festivals in the western world. The festival takes place on the last Sunday of October or the first Sunday of November.

Since it is the birthday of Lord Krishna and Goddess Lakshmi, it is celebrated on this day. A lot of fun is involved in Diwali festivals, but it is not a festival for all, especially when some people think that it is not a good time to celebrate.

But before we start discussing the benefits of celebrating this festival, we have to understand the festival itself. This festival celebrates the end of the Kartik season and marks the return of life on earth. The festival celebrates good health, wealth, family ties, and spiritual harmony. Also, it encourages love, sharing, and gratitude among families.

Different places can be considered as places of worship for the festival. Some places include the Kashi temple, Mughal house, the Red Fort in New Delhi, and the Lotus Temple in Delhi.

However, before you go to any temple or religious procession, make sure to follow the proper protocol. If you are a new visitor, it would be best if you will consult your relatives and friends who have visited this place before and after the festival, so that you will get an idea about the things that are expected.

Many people come to India for the sole purpose of attending the festivals. This makes India one of the most visited countries in the world for October. Many celebrities have been invited to come to India during this period of celebrations.

Many international musicians have also performed these days and received great praise. There is the Raksha Bandhan in Lucknow, which is one such occasion where many Indians gather and dance and do many traditional dances.

At this time, many other rituals and ceremonies are done at different places all over India to welcome the change in their lives. The festival includes fireworks, firecrackers, lamps’ lighting, the illumination of the entire town, and the ringing of bells.

One thing that is common among Hindus and Muslims is that they celebrate the festival of lights together. This shows that there is a strong bond between Hindus and Muslims.

It is interesting to note that the entire tradition of celebrating the festival of Lights is linked to Lord Krishna and Goddess Lakshmi. Hindu festival of Diwali has evolved over the years, so it is being celebrated even today.

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The importance of celebrating Diwali

Diwali is observed exactly after 21 days of Dussehra on the day of the new moon, usually in October or November-December. This year, Diwali will be observed on Saturday 14th November 2020.

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On Diwali day, Lord Ram is believed to have won his battle against the demon Ravan, which took place for ten long days. He returned with his wife, Sita, his brother, Lakshman and Hanuman after 14 years of exile. After Sita was returned to Lord Ram, the celebration took place in Ayodhya in the glory and courage of Lord Rama.

Why Diwali arrives 20 – 21 days after the celebration of Dussehra in Ayodhya?

To celebrate the return of Lord Rama (the incarnation of Lord Vishnu) in the kingdom after a long period of time, the people of Ayodhya celebrated Diwali by exploding fireworks and cookies. On this day, many pandas also represent the drama to show Lord Rama’s victory against the demon Ravan.

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The reason why Diwali is celebrated 21 days after the fall of Dussehra Diwali on the last day of Ashwini’s month, also known as the darkest day of the new moon.

This transition from Dussehra to Diwali usually lasts 21 days, when the moon really begins its phase of decline. Another mythology says that Lord Rama spent 21 days walking from Sri Lanka to return to his kingdom, Ayodhya, along with Sita and the others.

What does Google map show about this?

If you check Google Maps, you will notice that if you travel by car, it may take 82 hours to travel from Sri Lanka to Ayodhya, while it is said that the travel time from the place of Ravana to the kingdom of Ram is 20-21 days. Well, we have run out of words after knowing this strange fact.

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Jitendra Sahayogee

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