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Diwali lakshmi puja muhurtha for 2013

Panchang Ganita, Panchanga Siddhanta, Panchang Author: Pundit Mahesh Shastriji, Seattle, WA USA
Inspiration: Late Pundit Maganlal Devshanker Shastriji

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Diwali lakshmi puja muhurtha for 2013

Diwali & Dhanteras Lakshmi Puja dates

  • USA/Canada: October 31st 2013
  • West Indies, UK, Europe: October 31st 2013
  • India, Australia, NewZeland, Malaysia: November 1st 2013

Narak Chaturdashi

  • Hawai: November 1st 2013
  • Entire World: November 2nd 2013

Diwali 2013

  • USA/Canada: November 2nd 2013
  • West Indies, UK, Europe: Novemberr 2nd 2013
  • India, Australia, NewZeland, Malaysia: November 3rd 2013

Gujarati New Year 2013

  • USA/Canada: November 3rd 2013
  • West Indies: Novemberr 3rd 2013
  • UK, Eurpope, India, Australia, NewZeland, Malaysia: November 4rd 2013

Dhanteras Puja Muhurtha

Please click on your region for Dhanteras Muhuartha 2013. Please ignore chogadia muhurtha you've got from anywhere. Chogadia is useful for travel only. Chogadias are useless for real muhurtha. The actual muhurtha requires correct lagna at the time of muhurtha and placement of planets in the chart of muhurtha -- Lagna shuddhi.

Diwali Lakshmi Puja Muhurtha

Diwali Nishith kala Lakshmi Puja Muhurtha

Diwali Maha Nishith kala (With Sthira Langa) Lakshmi Puja Muhurtha

When is diwali? Why there is a difference of date between India and other countries?

Many people visit many internet sites and concludes that diwali is on Novemberr 3rd 2013 and this date is good for entire india. Completely wrong. That date is only for India and to be precise may be good for the place in India for which it is calculated. Mostly it will work for entire India because India is relatively smaller country than China, Russia, USA and Canada. Hence one date might be good for entire India but not for other countries.

In short only if the earth is flat all indian festivals would be on the same date as India. The English calendar is different from indian calendar. Indian calendar is based on the block of 12 degree distance between the sun and the moon. They keep moving in heavens. Also other factors time zone, local sunrise, sunset, moonrise play important role.

If earth was flat the the sun and moon will rise and set all over the world at the same time and we will not have time zones and indian festival dates would become like English calendar. Important: Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karna are based off the distance between the Sun and the Moon. Each 12 degree distance between them is called a tithi. These Tithi, Nakshatra, Yoga and Karana start and end at the same time in the world like any celestial events and hence if a celestial event happen in India during morning it will happen in USA a day before and in Australia a day after. After this begin and end time determination of Indian Date -- Tithi, the other factors like local sunrise, sunset, moonrise is considered. Hence an Indian festival date will be different in outside of India.

But unfortunately the earth is round and hence we have time zones, longitudes, latitudes, different times for the sunrise and the sunset. Each festival has different rule. Diwali Lakshmi puja is done when amavasya prevails 144 minutes past sunset -- pradosha kala. Tithes don't start at 0:00 hours at midnight they start and end any time. Their duration also is not exactly 24 hours but they vary from 19 to 28 hours (approximately). When amavasya starts before sunset and next day when it ends before the sunset we take previous day for Lakshmi puja but for oil bath we take next day. Now if you apply time zones things change. For example if amavasya starts at 5 pm on say nov 5 in California then in India it will start on November 6th at 5:30 pm due to time zone and then local sunset.



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