Diwali, the festival of light, is a much-awaited festival celebrated by nearly billions of people around the world. The festival brings people together and gives them an opportunity to bond again with their loved ones and friends. Although this is a prominent festival of Hindus, the joy and merriment of Diwali are celebrated by everyone irrespective of what cast and creed they belong to.
Diwali Date 2019: Diwali is celebrated every year on the 15th day of the waning moon in the month of “Karthik” as per Hindu Lunar Calendar. Following that, this year’s Diwali 2019 date falls on 27 October 2019.
Literally, the word “Diwali or Deepavali” means ‘garland of lamps.” It marks the day when Lord Rama returned to his kingdom Ayodhya along with his wife, Goddess Sita and his brother, Lakshman after completing their 14 years of exile. It is said that in order to rejoice and honor the homecoming of their King Rama, people of Ayodhya decorated the whole city with earthen oil lamps and since then the tradition of celebrating Diwali has begun.
In exile, Lord Rama had vanquished the demon king Ravana who was a wicked ruler and had abducted Sita for his malicious reasons. Thus, the day is also marked as a triumph of good over evil and gives people another good reason to celebrate it. Moreover, the astrological significance of Diwali is one more aspect that makes this celebration of light more auspicious and prosperous.
Astrological Significance of Diwali
Like most of the Indian festivals, Astrology, and Diwali has a strong interrelation. The day marks the beginning of a new lunar year and depicts the period of harvest. This is the most sacred period when all the planets and stars transits to confer wealth and prosperity on all the individuals.
Diwali is celebrated for five days and during this period the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction or forms an angle of 0 degrees between them. This is a very harmonious position of astrology and signifies synchronization in everything. This aspect fills you with enthusiasm and you feel a new zest and happiness inside you. In relationships, this conjunction brings harmony between partners and induces feelings of love and affection.
On Diwali, the luminaries are placed in the zodiac sign, Libra and Swati Nakshatra. Symbolized by a balance scale, the astrology sign Libra represents a duration when you could feel the balance at every aspect of your life whether its love, money, health, family, or career. Libra signifies the feelings of mutual cooperation, brotherhood, and respect. Thus, during this period, you may discover a new sense of happiness and joy. You may explore the beauty and strive to find new interests in art and creative things.
The “Swati” Nakshatra is the ruling Nakshatra or Star that houses the two planets in Diwali. It is a feminine constellation that is associated with Goddess Saraswati, the deity of art, music, and knowledge. Thus natives under the influence of Swati nakshatra feel driven towards art, wisdom, creativity, music, knowledge, education, etc. They tend to adjust or compromise easily and feel the vigor to work hard. Swati Nakshatra bestows happiness and renews the positivity of nature.
Astrological Significance of Diwali Date 2019: Diwali is celebrated on the Aswayuja Amavasya every year. This is the Diwali date on which the Sun and the Moon conjunct exactly in Libra zodiac sign. According to astrology, Libra is the ruling planet of business and career. Therefore, it is always auspicious to start any new venture or business on this date. You may also start anything new on this date due to its sacredness especially when it is related to money and finances.
Astrology and Diwali Celebration
The celebration of Diwali beings with Dhanteras, followed by Narak Chaturdashi, Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj. The first festival of Diwali, Dhanteras is considered as the auspicious day to invoke the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kuber or Dhanapati. According to astrologers, offering prayers to both of these deities on Dhanteras and Diwali can help you to gain wisdom, money, and prosperity at every stage of life.
Astrological significance of Earthen Lamps
The practice of using earthen lamp is connected to the astrological significance of Diwali. It is believed that the human body is made of five elements- Air, Water, Earth, Fire, and Sky. The use of earthen lamp on Diwali is based on the same concept. According to astrologers, the earthen lamp symbolizes earth, oil depicts water, the wick represents the sky, the heat of flame suggests fire and the power that takes the oil to flame is Air.
According to Vedic astrology, lighting up earthen lamp with four wicks on Diwali night bestows good luck to the native’s life. The four wicks in the earthen lamp represent four goals of human life and by lighting up these wicks you enlighten your life from all the four directions.
Diwali is a celebration of life. It signifies new beginnings and opens up new doors to every native. This is the best time when you can get the favor of planetary positions in every work. Thus, it is suggested to offer prayers to Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Goddess Lakshmi, and Sun God, on the midnight of Diwali. Worshipping these deities on the auspicious date of Diwali can help you to gain riches, health, and prosperity.
Happy and Prosperous Diwali!