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Diwali Celebrations on two different dates in India

It's bit surprising, It's for the first time I have noticed, Diwali is celebrated on two different dates - Saturday in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and Sunday for rest of India. I think North Indians and south Indians follow different calendars and a Hindi month starts 3-5 days prior to Malayalam/South Indian calender. That's the reason why Janmashtami may be celebrated almost one month difference in North and south, as it's purely based on stars falling on a particular month. If South Indians follow the same calander, why Diwali is celebrated on Saturday in Kerala and TN, and on Sunday in Andhra Pradesh?



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Diwali is celebrated for almost a week starting from Naraka Chaturdashi to Tilsi pooja , which marks the end of the festivities. So ,it can be celebrated on any of the day within the week depending on te region. Naraka Chaturdashi was on the 29 the, Deepavavali on the 30 the and Balipadyami was the 31 st of October this year according to Hindu Panchanga, no change in that and it is fixed for that year.

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Sandhya Rani Don't mind to get -1 point for this reply. - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago


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Hindu festivals fall on the same date every year according to Hindu calendar which is Lunar. The dates are decided according to Moon's appearance. For example,  Diwali is celebrated on Karthik Amawasya. Karthik  being  one of the months and Amawaya being new Moon every year. We in AP celebrated Diwali on Sunday.

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Sandhya Rani Yet i think south indian calendars are same, so they should celebrated on the same day - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago


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As far as my understanding goes, new month in North India starts from Purnima ( full moon) while in South India it starts from Amawasya( new moon). While in North India, Purnima is an auspicious day and most of the puja is done on purnima except for one puja i.e Laxmi Puja that is done on Karthik amawasya or Diwali. In south, there are people who consider amawasya as auspicious and do all auspicious things on this day. They celebrate diwali on amawasya. But there are people who do not do any puja on amawasya as they consider it inauspicious. They do Laxmi puja and celebrate Diwali a day before Amawasya or the actual diwali. 

 

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Sandhya Rani Observe the answer above. He is a south Indian, yet he celebrated Diwali one day after Malayalis. Calander to follow should be same, right? - Sandhya Rani - 5 years ago


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Diwali beautiful and happy festival day  

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The dates of celebration are different in South India and North India.

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