Deepawali or Deepavali or Diwali is celebrated on 13th November 2012.
Deepawali or Deepavali is also known as a festival of lights, brightness. It is the diya or Deepam, that would kill the darkness of Amavasya. Hence Deepawali is known for removing the darkness from ones life and bring light. Deepawali is celebrated to mark the occasion of Lord Shri Krishna saving the mankind by killing the Demon Narakasura.
On Deepawali or Deepavali worshiping Goddess Laxmi is considered sacred. The best timing to perform the Laxmi puja is between 5:45 PM and 7:45 PM on 13th Novemeber 2012.