Significance of Choti Diwali in Hindu Mythology

DN Bureau

Choti Diwali which is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas and Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi.

Choti Diwali
Choti Diwali

New Delhi: Choti Diwali is being celebrated across the nation with traditional joy and gaiety. It is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas, and Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi. On this occasion, it is believed that wake up early in the morning before sunrise and apply Ubattan made by til oil, herbs, and flowers on the body and have Abhyang Snan(Bath) would avoid going in the hell.

This day is celebrated with lots of ardour and enthusiasm. There would be some believe that if devotees perform all the rituals can evade going to hell.

According to Hindu mythology, it is stated that demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna, Devi Satyabhama, and Maha Kali on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi. Devotees worship Mahakali or Goddess Shakti whole day long because it is contemplated as the victory of good over evil. That is why the  Diwali festival laid more emphasis on Hinduism.

People are celebrating this day with lights and few crackers. The timing of Abhyang Snan Muhurta 4:47 am to 6:27 am.

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