Diwali is one of the most important festivals in India and is celebrated on the 15th day of Kartik month according to Hindu Calendar. On average it is five days long and falls in usually 20 days after Dussehra. Diwali 2022 will be celebrated on 24th October. The word Diwali is interchangeably used by Deepawali, which is a Sanskrit word made from deep meaning lamp and avali meaning row. Hence, the festival is represented by countless rows of candles, lamps and lights across the length and breadth of the country.
This beautifully bright festival is laden with a lot of interesting stories- a few myths and few facts. Let's look at some of them.
This article will cover the following topics:
- What is Diwali and why is it celebrated?
- Diwali 2022
- Diwali - what is it?
- What Diwali means?
- History of Diwali
- Diwali 2023
- Best Diwali Quotes
- Diwali Messages, Diwali Greetings, Diwali Wallpapers, Diwali Wishes, Diwali GIFs, Diwali Invitations, Diwali Cards
Happy Diwali Wishes For Friends and Family
May the Diwali lights brighten your life and Rangoli add more colours to it. Have a blessed Diwali!
Wishing this Diwali brings you all kinds of prosperity in your life. May God bless you with sound health and joyous moments. Happy Diwali.
I pray to God on this Diwali to bless you with peace, prosperity, and fortune. Happy Diwali!
Let us celebrate this Diwali and promise ourselves to fight against all the wrongs. Happy Diwali!
May the light of the diyas guide you towards the way of wealth and prosperity. Happy Diwali!
May this Diwali bring new opportunities and hope in your life. Enjoy the festive to the fullest!
Happy Diwali! Wishing the light of the lamp brighten up your life and guide you, always.
Diwali is the occasion of joy, peace, and celebration. Enjoy and celebrate it with your loved ones
Evergreen Happy Diwali Special Wishes
This Diwali, illuminate your life, home, and surroundings with lights and colours. Have a safe and green Diwali!
May this Diwali burns all the bad times and things for you and helps you enter in good time. Have a happy Diwali, friend.
Happy Diwali to you and your family. May the darkness be cast away and hopes to rejoin your life.
May this Diwali your life be as colourful and bright as the lights of Diwali. Joy and gaiety surround you and your family forever. Happy Diwali!
May this festival of joy brings more happiness in your life. Happy Diwali
Wishes For Happy Diwali
On this beautiful occasion of Diwali, I wish for new opportunities, new hopes, and new kinds of happiness for you. I love you so much. Happy Diwali.
May these illuminating Diwali lights surround you and your loved ones with happiness and positivity. Happy Deepawali!
May the lamps light up your house and heart and bless you throughout the year. Tons of love!
May this Diwali bring prosperity, wealth, and success for each one of our family. Wishing you all a great time on this holy night. Happy Diwali!
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Hope the festival of lights brings your way bright sparkles of peace, contentment, joy, and happiness which stays with you throughout this year and also in the years to come. May the lamp of joy remain illuminated in your life now and forever. Have a joyous Diwali!
Just like the colours of rangoli, hope this Diwali brings new smiles, undiscovered avenues, and different perspective and unbound happiness.
May these fireworks burn away all our troubles, problems and sorrows, and may these light up our life with happiness, joy, and peace this wonderful Diwali.
For this special time family and friends gets together for fun. Wishing laughter and fun to cheer your days, in this festive season of Diwali and always...
Candles to enjoy life; Decorations to light life; Presents to share success; Fire Crackers to burn evils; Sweets to sweeten success, And worship to thank god! Wish you a joyous and prosperous Diwali!
Best Wishes Diwali Quotes for Friends, Family, and Lovers
Let’s celebrate the festival in the true sense by spreading joy and light up the world of others.
Have a wonderful Diwali and a great New Year!
With the shining of diyas and the echoes of the chants, may prosperity and happiness of this festival of lights fill our lives.
A warm Diwali wish for every happiness. May the warmth and splendour, that are a part of this auspicious occasion, fill your life with happiness and bright cheer, and bring to you joy and prosperity, for the whole year.
May this Diwali bring universal compassion, the Inner joy of peace and love and the awareness of oneness to all. Have a happy, safe, and blessed Diwali!
May the supreme light illumine your minds, enlighten your hearts and strengthen the human bonds in your homes and communities.
Short Happy Diwali Wishes
May this Diwali bring in good health to you and your family – Happy Diwali!
May the light of Diwali bring radiance into your home and your heart always. – Happy Diwali!
Let it all shine on, Happy Diwali to you and your family!
May This Diwali be as bright as ever. Happy Diwali
- My warmest wishes as you begin to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights.
Wish you and your family a bombastic Diwali, have loads of fun and loads of masti...
- Wishing you and your family a very HAPPY DIWALI!
Short Diwali Inspirational Quotes
Let me make your Diwali more colourful with the lights of the wishes of my heart.
May your presence add to festivities across homes of family and friends. Shubh Diwali!
Wish you all a very very happy colorful Deepavali, may all your dreams come true.
Hope you have a memorable Diwali and let the celebrations bring in joys that never end. Shubh Diwali!
Wishing You and Your Family a Very Happy Diwali in Advance!
May everyone’s life fill up with light and happiness just like this festival.
Happy Diwali 2022 Wishes and Messages
Celebrate the festival of lights with love, respect and humour – Happy Diwali 2022!
May this Diwali usher in a better tomorrow – Happy Diwali 2022!
Wishing u and Ur family a very “HAPPY DIWALI 2022”.
Diwali Night Is Full Of Lights, May Your Life Be Filled With Colors And Lights Of Happiness.
My love, you light my life every day – Happy Diwali 2022!
Let’s hope that Diwali brings you good luck and fulfils all your dreams! Happy Diwali!
Let this diwali burn all your bad times and enter you in good times
Wishing you every happiness today and all year through! Happy Diwali!
May this Diwali bring joy, health and Wealth to you. Happy Diwali
Happy Deepavali Wishes In English
Let me make your diwali more colourful with the lights of wishes of my heart. Happy Diwali.
May the lights brighten your life and Rangoli add colourful moments to it this Diwali. Have a blessed one!
A joyful day for minds and hearts and souls - Happy Diwali 2022
Life is a festival only to the wise. Happy Diwali 2022
2022 Happy Diwali Wishes
May this festival of lights help you in attaining inner illumination. Happy Diwali 2022
May this Diwali bring lots of good luck and success to you. Happy Diwali!
- You are so far, fresh Mithai can’t reach you but fresh wishes can. Happy Diwali 2022.
Dhoom Machao, Rang Jamao… Have a blast this Diwali!
Best Happy Diwali Quotes and Sayings
May the diyas light lead you onto the road of growth and prosperity. Happy Diwali!
Paying respects to the gods and decorating for them the thali. This is what the occasion is all about. This is the spirit of Deepavali
This Diwali illuminates your life with lights and colours. Have a Safe and Green Diwali!!!
Let each diya you light bring a glow of happiness on your face and enlighten your soul. Happy Diwali!
A warm Diwali wish for all the happiness. May the warmth and splendor, that are a part of this auspicious occasion, fill your life with happiness and bright cheer, and bring to you joy and prosperity, for the whole year.”
I Pray to God to give you Shanti, Shakti, Sampati, Swarup, Saiyam, Saadgi, Safalta, Samridhi, Sanskar, Swaasth, Sanmaan, Saraswati, Wish you and your family Shubh Deewali.
Doubt is like darkness, and trust is like a light. There is no way one can destroy light by throwing darkness into it. So, let’s come together and enjoy the festival of lights. Happy Diwali!
For this, it is a special time when family and friends get together for fun. Wishing amusement and fun to cheer your days in this Diwali festive season.
Fortunate is the one who has learned to admire, but not to envy. Good Wishes for a joyous Diwali with plenty of peace and prosperity.
Our life is like Diwali, so let’s promise to celebrate each and every part of our life like Diwali. May have a bombastic and sparkling Diwali.
Let each diya you light bring a glow of happiness on your face and enlighten your soul. Happy Diwali!
Diwali is a festival full of sweet memories, a sky full of fireworks, a mouth full of sweets, a house full of diyas, and a heart full of enjoyment! Happy Diwali!
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May you are presented with the best of wishes and gifts to make it the most special Diwali for you…. Wishing you a very Happy Diwali.
- Diwali is the celebration of life which inspires us to welcome the happiness and goodness and leave behind the sadness…. Warm wishes on Diwali to you.
May you decorate your house with love and joy…. May you gift someone special a promise…. May you have the most memorable Diwali of your life.
May this Diwali be the most unique and memorable for you…. May you begin a new chapter of your life with these wonderful celebrations.
May all your sorrows soon vanish and there is only happiness to surround you…. Warm wishes on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.
May you have a cheerful Diwali with the sparkling lights and delicious sweets, beautiful memories and lots of smiles…. Have a blast this Diwali!!!
May Goddess Laxmi bring her pious feet in your house to fill it with her choicest blessings and love…. Warm wishes on Diwali to you.
Wishing you a very Happy Diwali…. May this celebration shower you with the love of your family and friends and blessings of Almighty.
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Just like the colours of rangoli, hope this Diwali brings new smiles, undiscovered avenues, and different perspectives and unbound happiness. Have a wonderful Diwali and a great New Year!
May the beauty of Diwali season fill your home with happiness, and may the coming year provide you with all that brings you joy!
Wishing you a happy Diwali. I hope this Diwali be an awesome celebration for you and you be blessed with wealth and success always.
Shoot A Rocket Of Prosperity! Fire A Flowerpot Of Happiness! Wish U And Your Family A Sparkling Diwali!
Evergreen Happy Diwali Special Wishes
All the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of the inner light of the self. Merge yourself in this light and enjoy the festival of lights.
May the divine light of Diwali spread into your life and bring peace, prosperity, happiness, good health and grand success. Happy Diwali 2022.
It’s the occasion to throng the temples, pray to the gods and give them offerings, it’s an opportunity to entreat the deities, to bless us all and rid us of sufferings
Wish You All Avery Very Happy Diwali And Hope That Every Person Transform From The Darkness To The Happiness...
Lovely Happy Diwali Wishes
Many good wishes to you on Diwali! Our lives become lovely when we put our heart into whatever we do. May Diwali offer you prosperity, Health, and Wealth.
Let’s celebrate the festival in a real sense by spreading joy and light up the world of others. Have a happy, safe, and blessed Diwali!
Let each Diya light bring a glow of happiness on your face and enlighten your life. Happy Diwali!
On this Diwali, I pray that all your dreams come true, Reach the highest spot in the world, May your name be at the height of fame
May the divine light of Diwali diyas spread Peace, Prosperity, Happiness and Good Health in your life. Happy Deepavali.
May your life also be filled with colors and lights of happiness. Happy Diwali.
Short Heart Touching Diwali Whatsapp Messages in English
May this Diwali Light up new dreams, fresh hopes, undiscovered avenues, different perspectives, everything bright, beautiful
and fill your days.
Wishing good health, more wealth, quiet peace, big fame, deep love, sweet feelings, true dreams and best regards in your life... Happy Diwali.
Warm n elite wishes, not only for a Special occassion but for today and forever....HAPPY DIWALI
May you attain full inner illumination! May the supreme light enlighten your understanding! May you attain the inexhaustible spiritual wealth of the Self! May you prosper gloriously on the material as well as spiritual level!..HAPPY DIWALI
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Happy Diwali Wishes in Different Languages
- Diwali Wishes in Hindi – Diwali ki Shubhkamnayein “दिवाली की शुभकामनाएं”
- Diwali Wishes in Tamil – Deepavali Nalvaazhtukkal “தபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்”
- Diwali Wishes in Gujarati – Diwali ni Hardik Shubechao Ne Nutan Varshabhinandan “तुन्का सग्गाठंकयी दीपावली ची हार्दिक शुभेच्छा “
- Diwali Wishes in Punjabi – Tuhanu Diwali Diyan Bohut Bohut Vadhaiyan Hon “ਟੂਹਾਨੂ ਦੀਵਾਲੀ ਦਿਿਆਨ ਬਹੁਵਤ ਵਢੇੇਨ ਮਾਨਯੋਗ”
- Diwali Wishes in Telugu – Deepavali Subhakankshalu “దీపావళి శుభాకాంక్షలు
- Diwali Wishes in Oriya – Deepavalira Anek Shubhechha “ଦୀପାବଳିର ଅନେକ ଶୁଭେଛା”
- Diwali Wishes in Kannada – Deepavali Habbada Shubhashayagalu “ದೀಪಾವಳಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಷಯಗಳು”
- Diwali Wishes in Malayalam – Deepavali Aashamsagal “ദീപാവലി ആശംസകള്”
- Diwali Wishes in Marathi – Diwalichya Hardik Shubhechha “दिवाळच्य हरिक शुभखे”
- Diwali Wishes in Bengali – Subho Diwalir Preeti O Subeccha “শুভ দীপাবলীর প্রীতি ও শুভেচ্ছা”
Diwali 2022 Date
When is Diwali 2022?
Diwali for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Monday, 24 October.
Diwali dates for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026
|2021||Thu||4 November||Diwali/Deepavali||Gazetted Holiday|
|2022||Mon||24 October||Diwali/Deepavali||Gazetted Holiday|
|2023||Sun||12 November||Diwali/Deepavali||Gazetted Holiday|
|2024||Fri||1 November||Diwali/Deepavali||Gazetted Holiday|
|2025||Mon||20 October||Diwali/Deepavali||Gazetted Holiday|
|2026||Sun||8 November||Diwali/Deepavali||Gazetted Holiday|
India being so diverse, Diwali has different historical aspects and celebrated in numerous ways all across the sub-continent owing to the different stories people believe. Generally, the theme remains the same- the victory of good over evil and right over wrong. This harvest festival is celebrated by people from varied religions including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Newar Buddhists.
Most popular epic being the return of Rama, wife Sita and brother Lakshmana to Ayodhya from 14 years of exile after defeating Ravana. All the people of Ayodhya welcomed their Prince by lighting diyas and lanterns.
The festival is also marked by Hindus worshipping Goddess Lakshmi who is said to be the deity of prosperity. The night of the festival is the time when she married Lord Vishnu.
Another popular story is about why the first day of Diwali is called Naraka Chaturdasi (some also call it the second day or small Diwali). It is related to Lord Krishna killing the demon Naraksura. The second day being Amavasya or the new moon, which is mostly the main day. The third day is called Kartika Shudda Padyami when Bali, the King of Kishkinda comes out of hell and rules the earth. The fourth popularly known as Bhai Dooj, which is observed to celebrate the brother-sister relationship.
Many Hindu communities believe Diwali as the start of the new year.
In Jainism, Diwali holds a special significance as it is celebrated as the anniversary of Nirvana, the release of Lord Mahavira and marks the end of the year for them. People of this community celebrate the festival in more or less the same way by lighting lamps, although it is traced back to a different story. For Mahavira's final teaching, 18 kings have gathered and are said to have ordered the lighting of lamps in respect of the 'great light, Mahavira'
In Sikhs, Diwali is celebrated along with another occasion Bandi Shor Divas (prisoner release day). On this day, Sikh's Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji returned after being released from Mughals.
Mostly the festival is not celebrated by Buddhist except Newar People of Nepal who worship Vishnu and Lakshmi. The celebration is more of observance of freedom within Mahayana Buddhist to worship anyone for their worldly betterment.
How It is Celebrated
People will prepare for the celebration by cleaning, whitewashing, renovating, and decorating their homes and offices with diyas, candles, strings of electrical lights and rangoli. Many also leave the diyas floating on rivers and streams.
Day 1 is also called Dhanteras, which is believed to be an auspicious day for shopping. Many people purchase utensils, jewellery, religious statues, home equipment's etc. But mostly known for buying gold. Diwali-special colourful clay toys are other things kids look forward to.
They also wear their finest clothes and offer puja to Goddess Lakshmi. Many families also worship Goddess Saraswati, the embodiment of literature, music and learning. Kubera, the Lord of wealth, is also regarded during this time. Bengali families worship Goddess Kali on this occasion.
Lightning fireworks, indulging in feasts and sharing sweets, kheel batashe and fruits with relatives and neighbours, is another important part of the celebration.
Diya and rangoli making competitions, music and dance performances are also organized all across the nation in schools and offices. Many businesses give away bonuses or gifts and sweets to the employees.
In few Marathi and South Indian families, people also indulge in oil massages followed by a ritual bath before sunrise. They then pay a visit to temples.
During this time in many rural areas and small towns, people organize fairs (mela) where locals assemble small rides, carousels and Ferris wheel. Food stalls, toy shops and other handicrafts are also present.
Other Interesting Things About Diwali
There are legends that on this day that Goddess Lakhmi roams the earth. Being Amavasya, we need to keep the streets illuminated for her.
There is another story of a robe with 52 tails which is related to Diwali. As mentioned, Sikhs especially celebrate the festival to commemorate the release of Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji in 1619. But when he was ordered to be released, he refused to leave unless 52 other Hindu political prisoners were released too. The then Emperor Jahangir allowed releasing as many as could hold onto Guru Ji's robe. The Sikh Guru got a special robe made with 52 tails on it, allowing all the 52 prisoners with him.
The city of Leicester in the UK is famous for holding the best and largest celebrations outside India. With a huge population of Indians residing across the globe, Diwali has gained global popularity and is celebrated in countries like- Pakistan, Indonesia, Fiji, Australia, Canada etc.
Hence, it is a national holiday in not just India but also Fiji, Guyana, Malaysia (except Sarawak), Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. In Pakistan, Diwali is an optional holiday.
Diwali also offers an occasion to try their luck at gambling. Although gambling is mostly illegal in India yet on this day family and friends, meet together in their houses to play a hand or compete for a friendly dice game. The legend says Goddess Parvati played dice with her husband Shiva and enjoyed so much that she proclaimed whoever plays dice this day shall be blessed with wealth.
Although its history is mainly rooted in great wars between good and evil, now Diwali serves as a day when India and Pakistan put aside their animosity and exchange sweets and gifts. At least that's how the soldiers of both the nations at Wagah border celebrate it.
Rangoli is a colourful design made on the entrance of houses and other buildings using coloured rice, coloured sand, quartz powder or flower petals. There are many beliefs related to this art- One being it is made by unmarried girls before dawn to welcome Lord Thirumaal. Rangoli is also mentioned in Ramayana at Sita's wedding pavilion. It is supposed to bring good luck, and some even believe that the most ancient orthodox symmetrical designs can bring serenity and healing.
Delhi has been infamous as the most polluted capital or sixth most polluted city. But it had touched all-time high (500) last year, a day after Diwali celebration which included burning crackers.
A lot of Chinese lights are imported every year by Indian buyers for Diwali. However, this year due to increasing tensions between the two countries at borders and overall political unrest, the availability of these cheap lights might be under strain. The Chinese exporters have been reportedly asking full advance payment for LED's from Indian buyers who already might be looking at the consequences of the derailed economy.
These are unprecedented times and so let's make this Diwali even more impactful than ever. Let's do away all the evils from our lives and try for every little good that we are capable of. Not just have a safe Diwali but also one that is more ecological and economical for the whole country. This year we have a good reason to give a chance to local manufacturers when it comes to decorative lights. Not just that but also, this year we experienced the value of breathing in uncontaminated oxygen. Let's not forget it and try to keep the crackers away.
This Diwali brings so much hope and promise. With convalescing global health and economy, each of us needs little motivation for good-over-evil. May this Diwali bring good health and make us able enough to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into our lives.