Diwali 2023, Toronto , Canada: Key Dates and Pooja Timings



Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is one of the most celebrated and revered festivals in India and among Indian communities worldwide. This Festival of Lights signifies the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, and knowledge over ignorance. As Diwali enthusiasts eagerly await the festival, it's crucial to mark your calendars with the important dates for Diwali in 2023 specifically for Toronto and GTA  in Canada.



When is Diwali in 2023?

Diwali, being a festival that follows the lunar calendar, has varying dates each year. In 2023, Diwali falls on November 12th, which is the main day of celebration. However, Diwali is not just a one-day affair; it is a five-day festival, and each day has its unique significance.

5 Days Of Diwali

Day 1 : November 9, 2023

Govatsa Dwadashi/ Vasu Baras 

Govatsa Dwadashi, observed on the day preceding Dhanteras, is a special occasion dedicated to worshiping cows and calves. Devotees offer wheat products as a symbol of reverence. Women fast and perform pujas for the cows and Lord Krishna, seeking blessings for their family's prosperity and longevity.

Details :

Pradoshkala Govatsa Dwadashi Muhurat - 04:59 PM to 07:48 PM
Duration - 02 Hours 49 Mins
Dwadashi Tithi Begins - 12:11 AM on Nov 09, 2023
Dwadashi Tithi Ends - 02:05 AM on Nov 10, 2023

Kala Kutir Decor offers a range of brass and wooden artifacts that can enhance your puja experience, including Krishna statues with cows, the perfect companions for this occasion.

Day 2: Dhanteras - November 10, 2023

Dhantrayodashi, also known as Dhanteras, marks the beginning of the five-day Diwali festivities. This auspicious day commemorates the emergence of Goddess Lakshmi from the churning of the Milky Sea, alongside Lord Kubera, the deity of wealth. Devotees worship both Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Kubera on Trayodashi.

Dhanteras Puja Muhurat - 05:11 PM to 06:56 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 46 Mins
Yama Deepam on Friday, Pradosh Kaal - 04:57 PM to 07:47 PM
Vrishabha Kaal - 05:11 PM to 06:56 PM
Trayodashi Tithi Begins - 02:05 AM on Nov 10, 2023
Trayodashi Tithi Ends - 03:27 AM on Nov 11, 2023


For those seeking intricate decorations for the Goddess during the saree and jewelry adornment, explore our brass Goddess Laxmi face mask. It is a revered accessory used during Laxmi Pooja by our customers, allowing them to adorn the Goddess according to their rituals and place her in the mandir.

Day 3: Naraka Chaturdashi (Choti Diwali) - November 11, 2023

The day before Diwali is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi, also known as Choti Diwali. It marks the victory of Lord Krishna over the demon Narakasura. People often indulge in a special oil bath, Abhyang snan, to cleanse themselves of impurities. Check our this wonderful recipe for home made Ubtan which is used for the snana.

Details :

 Abhyang Snan during Moonrise and Chaturdashi
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins - 03:27 AM on Nov 11, 2023
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends - 04:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023 
Day 4 : Diwali (Main Day) - November 12, 2023
The main day of Diwali is all about lighting up your world with the warm glow of lamps like diyas and candles. We offer our heartfelt prayers to Goddess Lakshmi, who's the beacon of wealth and prosperity. It's a time for sharing gifts and sweets with your loved ones, and the night sky dazzles with mesmerizing firework displays, creatincreating a truly magical ambiance.
Details :
Lakshmi Puja Muhurat - 05:03 PM to 06:49 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 46 Mins
Pradosh Kaal - 04:55 PM to 07:46 PM
Vrishabha Kaal - 05:03 PM to 06:49 PM
Amavasya Tithi Begins - 04:14 AM on Nov 12, 2023
Amavasya Tithi Ends - 04:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023
You're in for a treat with our fantastic Diwali decor selection at Kala Kutir! From lanterns and lamps to gift sets, diyas, sculptures, cozy cushion covers, and festive tablecloths, we've got it all to make your Diwali celebrations as bright and joyful as possible!
Govardhan Puja - November 13, 2023:
Pratahkala Muhurat - 07:09 AM to 09:06 AM
Duration - 01 Hour 57 Mins
Dyuta Krida on Monday, November 13, 2023
Govardhan Puja Sayankala Muhurat - 02:57 PM to 04:54 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 57 Mins
Pratipada Tithi Begins - 04:26 AM on Nov 13, 2023
Pratipada Tithi Ends - 04:06 AM on Nov 14, 2023
The fourth day of Diwali is celebrated as Govardhan Puja. It commemorates Lord Krishna's lifting of the Govardhan Hill to protect villagers from torrential rain sent by Lord Indra. Devotees often prepare a variety of vegetarian dishes on this day.

Day 5 : Bhai Dooj - November 14, 2023

The final day of Diwali is Bhai Dooj, also known as Bhau Beej,a celebration of the bond between brothers and sisters. Sisters pray for their brothers' well-being and happiness, and brothers reciprocate with gifts and blessings.


Bhai Dooj Aparahna Time - 01:00 PM to 02:57 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 57 Mins
Dwitiya Tithi Begins - 04:06 AM on Nov 14, 2023
Dwitiya Tithi Ends - 03:17 AM on Nov 15, 2023


Explore our wide range of unique gifts to share and give.

Diwali is not just a festival of lights but a time of reflection, family gatherings, and spreading joy and positivity. It holds deep cultural and religious significance and is an opportunity for individuals to connect with their roots and traditions. As Diwali 2023 approaches, mark your calendar for these important dates, and prepare to immerse yourself in the beauty and light of this wonderful festival. 


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