Date wise details as per Diwakar-Panchang being given below:
Date Tithi Ends at Other information
12th Nov Dwadashi 09.30 pm Govats Dwadashi, Gandmool.
13th Nov Trayodashi 05.59 pm Yamdeep daan, Hanuman Jayanti,
14th Nov Chaturdashi 02.18 pm Narak Chaudas, Deepawali Poojan
15th Nov Amavasya 05.16 pm Kartik Amavasya(for bath etc.) , Kali poojan,
(20th morn) Luxmi/ Kuber Poojan, Annkoot,
Traditionally, some people in villages use four-faced deepak on this day. They light it by the side water drains etc from their houses. In fact, it is done in the South direction. The problem arises when the main gate of the house is not in south direction. So one can say South Direction is more important than the direction of the main gate in the house. Also use a smaller depth Deepak if using four-faced one. else it will extinguish easily.
Dhanteras is also celebrated today.As per tradition, on the day of Dhanteras, earthen statues of Ganapati and Luxmi are bought. This day lord Dhanwantri appeared with a kalash in his hands during sagar manthan(Ocean churning). Since he carried a Kalash with him so tradition of buying utensils on this day became prevalent.
Yamaya namah1, Dharmrajaye Namah2, Mrityave Namah3, Antkaaye Namah4, Vaivastaye Namah5, Kalaye Namah6, Sarvbhootkshayaye Namah7, Dadhanaye Namah, Audumbaraye Namah9, Neelaye Namah10, Parmeshthine Namah11, Vrikodaraye Namah12, Chitraye Namah13, Chitraguptaye Namah14.
On this day in villages people offered 25 deepaks; 05 to Pitra, 05 to Sati devis, 05 to Lord Vishnu, 05 to Gram devta or Kheda and 05 for Mata/Luxmi/Durga etc.
Amavasya night (15th Nov. 2020, Deepawali):
For Ratri poojan of Luxmi:
On this night for poojan of Luxmi a silver statue or a silver coin is used.
A red cloth is spread out with rose petals sprinkled over it. Luxmi ji is bathed in milk, ghee, honey, curd, sugar each, followed by Ganga jal. All her Sringaar is done as per ones own imagination, devi poojan is done with dhoop, deep, naivedya, flower, flower garland, itra, bell after offering asan, chatra etc. Put ghee deepk on her right side and sesame seed oil deepak on left side. Do not use rice in poojan but kheel of dhaan instead may be used. Wash Her mouth, hands and feet and offer food to her etc. Offer kheer, wash mouth hands etc. Offer a paan with supari, laung, elaichi and panch meva may also be offered.
Om Aim Hreem Shreem Shri Mahalaxmaye namah.
Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamle Kamlalye praseed praseed Om Shreem Hreem Shreem Mahalaxmayee namah swaha.