What is Narak Chaturdashi?
Narak Chaturdashi – is the 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
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On this day the demon or asura – Narakasura was killed by Krishna with the help of Kali – Goddess of the dark. To celebrate the abolition of the demon, Goddess Kali is worshipped 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.
It’s significance in Hindu festival
Abolition of evil or demon or asura which create hell in our life and shine a light on life.
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