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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Why diwali is on November 6th 2018 in USA/Canada, and not on November 7th 2018 (India is on November 7th 2018)

Happy Diwali and Happy New Year
Today is Naraka Chaturdashi and Diwali in USA/Canada/West Indies.

Diwali Lakshmi Puja rule:
Diwali to be observed when amavasya prevails during pradosha kala — roughly 144 minutes after sunset.

Amavasya timings:
USA / Canada
·       Pacific time zone begin at November 6 2018 8:57:11 am ends at November 7 2018 8:01:56 am
·       Mountain time begin at November 6 2018 9:57:11 am ends at November 7 2018 9:01:56 am
·       Central time begin at November 6 2018 10:57:11 am ends at November 7 2018 10:01:56 am
·       Eastern time begin at November 6 2018 1157:11 am ends at November 7 2018 11:01:56 am
·       India amavasya begins November 6th 10:27:11 pm and ends at on November 7th 9:31:56 pm

Average sunset is USA/Canada during November will be after 4 PM. Average sunset in India in November will be after 4:30 PM. It is clear from above timings that amavasya before and prevails after sunset on November 6th in USA & Canada but it doesn’t prevail on November 7th during sunset or during 80% part before sunset on November 7th. Hence Diwali in USA and Canada will be on November 6th 2018.

Whereas in India amavasya starts past sunset at 10:57:11 pm and prevails whole day on November 7th and hence Diwali in India will be on November 7th 2018.

If only the earth was flat then Indian panchang prepared for a specific city will be applicable to everywhere in the world but the problem is that even in India there are sometimes dates differences between Mumbai and Kolkata, forget about using that out of India.

For Diwali Muhurtha please visit http://www.mypanchang.com/diwali2018.php

Diwali Lakshmi Puja Muhurtha
  • Diwali in USA/Canada, South America and West Indies: November 6th 2018.
  • Diwali in Europe, India, Gulf, Africa, Asia, Australia, Newzeland, Fiji: November 7th 2018.

     Lakshmi puja is done twice on diwali day:
  • One after sunset (pradosha kala), best when available with sthira lagna.
  • Another is midnight time on diwali day (Nishitha kala).
  • Best when combined with sthira lagna (Maha nishitha kala).This maha nishitha kala may not be available in all cities in that case do 1st one during pradosha kala, and 2nd during nishitha kala.
  • Chogadia times are only used for travel, not for other things like diwali etc.
  • Neither Chogadia or Hora is useful for diwali muhurtha.

Diwali Puja Muhurtha links: (Please click on the links below)
Here are muhurtha for some of the cities in the world. For other cities please visit:

Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Nov/7/18 6:26:30 PM
Nov/7/18 8:21:20 PM
Nov/7/18 6:21:56 PM
Nov/7/18 8:14:26 PM
Nov/7/18 6:11:01 PM
Nov/7/18 8:03:31 PM
Chicago, IL
Nov/6/18 5:02:08 PM
Nov/6/18 6:49:27 PM
Dallas, TX
Nov/6/18 5:58:56 PM
Nov/6/18 7:52:14 PM
Nov/7/18 5:58:45 PM
Nov/7/18 7:54:16 PM
Denver, CO
Nov/6/18 5:16:32 PM
Nov/6/18 7:05:26 PM
Himatnagar, Gujarat
Nov/7/18 6:24:15 PM
Nov/7/18 8:19:13 PM
Houston, TX
Nov/6/18 6:02:56 PM
Nov/6/18 7:57:50 PM
Nov/7/18 6:11:54 PM
Nov/7/18 8:05:20 PM
Idar, Gujarat
Nov/7/18 6:23:44 PM
Nov/7/18 8:18:44 PM
Nov/7/18 5:24:29 PM
Nov/7/18 7:19:02 PM
Mumbai, India
Nov/7/18 6:32:04 PM
Nov/7/18 8:25:55 PM
New York, NY
Nov/6/18 5:10:33 PM
Nov/6/18 6:58:44 PM
San Francisco, CA
Nov/6/18 5:30:36 PM
Nov/6/18 7:20:51 PM
Seattle, WA
Nov/6/18 5:02:54 PM
Nov/6/18 6:44:53 PM
Toronto, Canada
Nov/6/18 5:24:23 PM
Nov/6/18 7:10:13 PM
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Nov/6/18 5:01:33 PM
Nov/6/18 6:41:44 PM

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