What is Narak Chaturdashi?
Narak Chaturdashi – is a second day of Diwali festival. This day has different naming conventions as Kali Choudas or Kali Chaturdashi or Roop Chaturdashi.
Narak – means Narakasura &
Chaturdashi – means 14th day of Kartik month
On this day the demon or asura – Narakasura was killed by Krishna with the help of Kali – Goddess of dark. To celebrate the abolition of demon, Goddess Kali is worshiped around India and devotees lighten their home with Diya’s – that is usually made from clay, with a cotton wick dipped in ghee or vegetable oils.
Its significance in Hindu festival
Abolition of evil or demon or asura which create hell in our life and shine light on life.
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- Prataparudradeva, the Last Great Suryavamsi King of Orissa (A.D. 1497 to A.D Link
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