This year the festival which is actually Choti Diwali is fallen on 23rd October 2022, and the Choti Diwali actually falls on Chaturdashi (14th day) of the Krishna Paksha as per the Vikram Samvat Hindu calendar month of Kartik.
Choti Diwali is the second day of the five-day-long festival of Diwali. The Hindu literature recounts and narrates the story that the asura (demon) Narakasura was killed on this day by Krishna, Satyabhama, and Kali.
The day Choti Diwali is rejoiced and celebrated by each Hindu people in the early morning day of the Choti Diwali.
The day Choti Diwali is celebrated by following some religious rituals and subsequently Hindu people follow some festivities on this festival.
The carnival is also known as “Kali Chaudas”, where Kali means dark (eternal) and Chaudas means fourteenth, and the day rejoices on the 14th day of the dark half of Aaso.
In some parts of the Choti Diwali or Kali Chaudas is the day chosen to offer the devotees worship to the Goddess Mahakali or Shakti.
The day is rejoiced in the whole nation as on this day as per mythology Maa Kali killed the asura (demon) Narakasura.
Hence the day is also known as the Naraka-Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas is the day to abolish evil and laziness as this stuff can make our life hell and if we remove these bad things then our life can be shine and light will be spread over our life.
Mostly Hindus started their Chaturdashi day — popularly known as Choti Diwali — with abhyang snan. The following day is known as Naraka Chaturdashi as on this day the Goddes Kaali killed Narakasura because of his bad treatment towards women.
The day is the night before Diwali, so it is also called Choti Diwali.
That is why it is also known as Roop Chaturdashi and Roop Chaudas.
At the times of abhyang snan coincides with Narak Chaturdashi and the day of Lakshmi Puja, as per the English calendar. As per the Drikpanchang, at whatever time the Chaturdashi tithi prevail earlier to sunrise and Amavasya tithi prevails post-sunset then Narak Chaturdashi and Lakshmi Puja actually fall on the same day.
Abhyang snan should be always done during moon rise but before sunrise for the period of the Chaturdashi tithi prevails.
Abhyang Snan Muhurta — 4:47 am to 6:27 am
Duration — 1 hour 40 minutes
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins — 00:08 am (midnight) on November 13
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends — 00:13 am (midnight) on November 13
People light diyas and celebrate the day with their friends and family. Some also believe that shopping is auspicious so on the day of Choti Diwali it is very common to see Indians go for the shopping.
Here are the Choti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdashi wishes, greetings, WhatsApp messages, and quotes and you can share these all with your friends and families.
Naraka Chaturdashi Wishes Greetings:
Happy Narak Chaturdashi/ Choti Diwali Messages:
Naraka Chaturdashi 2022 SMS Quotes:
Happy Naraka Chaturdashi Status For FB & Whatsapp:
* May This Chhoti Diwali will be as bright as it can be and it will bring abundances’ of love and light in your life which will remove the darkens from your life.