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

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Why is Diwali celebrated 20-21 days after Dussehra?: – 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.

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.

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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.

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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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