November 5: Dhanteras
Dhanteras, the first day of Diwali is on 5th November in 2018. It is auspicious to buy gold and metal items on this day. On this day home and offices are cleaned and decorated with beautiful flowers.
November 6 : Naraka Chaturdasi
The second day of Diwali is Naraka Chaturdasi. In 2018, it is celebrated on 6th November. It is also called Choti Diwali and celebrated as Diwali in Tamil and other regions of India. On this day sweets are prepared and diyas are lightened.
November 8 : Govardhan Puja
On 8th November Govardhan Puja is celebrated which is also the New Year of Gujarati Calendar. This is famously known as Annakut meaning “heaps or mountain of foods”
November 7 : Bhai Doj
The last day of Diwali is Bhai Dooj and this year it is celebrated on 7th November. This day is specially for the brother-sister relationship. Bhai Dooj is celebrated in Nepal too. You can read more about Bhai Dooj.
See Rangoli Design
For This Diwali
Look at floral and other Rangoli design to make and decorate your house
Many Deepawali festivals have come and gone. Yet the hearts of the vast majority are as dark as the night of the new moon. The house is lit with lamps, but the heart is full of the darkness of ignorance. O man! Wake up from the slumber of ignorance. Realize the constant and eternal light of the Soul which neither rises nor sets, through meditation and deep enquiry.