The festive spirit is sweeping across India with a series of back-to-back celebrations, commencing with Dhanteras on November 10, followed by Diwali, Govardhan Puja, and Bhai Dooj.

As all these festivals fall in the month of November, it leads to an extended list of public holidays, during which banks and government institutions will remain closed.


Given the common confusion about the exact dates for Diwali, Govardhan Puja, Bhai Dooj, and other festivities, this article presents the Diwali 2023 Calendar. Here, we will provide information on the Shubh Muhurat (auspicious timing) and the correct dates for observing these festivals in accordance with the Hindu calendar.


Dhanteras Puja – November 10

  • Dhanteras Puja Muhurat: 05:47 PM to 07:43 PM
  • Trayodashi Tithi (13th day of the lunar fortnight): 12:35 PM to 01:57 PM
  • Pradosh Kaal (the time of dusk): 05:30 PM to 08:08 PM
  • Vrishabha Kaal (auspicious time): 05:47 PM to 07:43 PM


Choti Diwali Choti Diwali, also known as Naraka Chaturdashi, marks the second day of the Diwali festival, symbolizing the victory of good over evil. On this day, people light bonfires and ignite fireworks. Choti Diwali falls on

November 11, 2023.

  • Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • Narak Chaudas (Choti Diwali) begins at 05:40 PM and ends at 07:36 PM.
  • Hanuman Puja is also observed on Saturday, November 11, 2023.”