Narak Chaturdashi 2021: Narak Chaturdashi today, know what to do and what not to do on this day
Today is the second day of the Diwali. Today is Choti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi. It is known as Narak Chaudas or Roop Chaudas. Narak Chaturdashi is celebrated on the Chaturdashi of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. This year the festival is being celebrated on 3rd November 2021, Wednesday.
According to religious beliefs, on this day Lord Krishna killed a demon named Narakasura. On the other hand, according to another belief, worshiping Yamraj after bathing in the morning and donating a lamp in the evening on Narak Chaturdashi, one gets freedom from the tortures of hell and there is no fear of premature death.
Do these things on the day of Narak Chaturdashi-
1. According to the scriptures, the house should be cleaned on the day of Narak Chaturdashi. It is believed that Maa Lakshmi resides only in a clean and holy place.
2. It is said that after taking bath on this day, after applying tilak on the forehead, worship should be done facing the south direction.
3. According to religious beliefs, Hanuman ji was born on the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. Therefore, worshiping Bajrang Bali on this day is believed to yield auspicious results.
4. On the day of Naraka Chaturdashi, worship is done to please Yamraj, the god of death. On this day, fill a vessel with sesame water and make a tarpan of Yamraj facing south.
5. There is a tradition of lighting 14 lamps in the evening on Narak Chaturdashi. After taking bath before sunrise, a lamp of sesame oil should be lit near the drain outside the house. In the evening, facing the south direction, a four-faced lamp should be lit.
Choti Diwali 2021: Narak Chaturdashi today, know auspicious time, worship method and importance
Do not do these things on the day of Narak Chaturdashi-
1. Do not kill any living being on the day of Narak Chaturdashi. There is a tradition to worship Yamraj on this day. It is believed that by doing this Yamraj becomes angry.
2. The south direction should not be polluted on the day of Narak Chaturdashi. It is believed that by doing this the ancestors are angry.
3. Don’t donate sesame oil on Narak Chaturdashi. It is believed that doing so can anger Mother Lakshmi.
4. On the day of Naraka Chaturdashi, one should not hit the broom, nor should it be kept upright. It is believed that by doing this, Goddess Lakshmi does not reside in the house.
Narak Chaturdashi 2021: 14 lamps must be lit at night on the day of Narak Chaturdashi, know why?
Narak Chaturdashi 2021: Today i.e. on 3rd November is Chhoti Diwali and it also has special significance like Diwali. There is a tradition of lighting lamps in every corner of the house on this day and it is believed that by doing this (Choti Diwali 2021), a person is saved from dying in hell. Let us tell that Narak Chaturdashi is also called Roop Chaudas and on this day (Narak Chaturdashi) women take bath by applying rubbish. There is a tradition of lighting lamps (Choti Diwali ki Puja) on Narak Chaturdashi and on this day lamps (Diwali 2021) must be lit in the house. Lighting a lamp on this day removes all the problems of life.
On Narak Chaturdashi i.e. Chhoti Diwali,
usually 5 diyas are lit, which are kept in the kitchen, the place of worship, the place of drinking water, under the Peepal tree and at the main entrance of the house. But lighting 14 diyas on this day is also considered very auspicious. Doing this brings happiness and prosperity in life and gets rid of all the troubles.
Let us know where these 14 diyas should be kept.
1. A lamp should be kept at the main entrance of the house in the evening.
2. A lamp must be kept in a deserted temple for debt relief.
3. A Diya is placed in front of Maa Lakshmi.
4. Keep a lamp in Tulsi plant also.
5. Place a lamp under the Peepal tree.
6. Keep a lamp in a nearby temple also.
7. Place a lamp at the place in the house where the garbage is kept.
8. Place a lamp near the drainage area in the bathroom of the house.
9: Put a lamp in any corner of the roof of the house.
10. A lamp should also be kept in the kitchen.
11. Keep a lamp near the main window of the house, if there is no window then keep it in the balcony.
12. Place a lamp on the stairs of the house.
13. Keep a lamp at the place of drinking water.
14. Before sleeping in the night, keep a lamp of mustard oil near the garbage heap in the south direction.
Narak Chaturdashi 2021: Choti Diwali today, know the auspicious time and rituals of Roop Chaudas
Naraka Chaturdashi 2021: Choti diwali is being celebrated on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, a day before Diwali. It is believed that Lakshmi ji resides in mustard oil on the day of Choti Diwali i.e. Narak Chaudas, applying oil on that day brings financial prosperity.
Choti Diwali 2021:
The festival of Choti Diwali is celebrated on the next day of Dhanteras. Choti Diwali is also known as Narak Chaturdashi. According to the Hindu calendar, Choti Diwali is celebrated on the Chaturdashi date of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. This year Chhoti Diwali is on 3rd November i.e. today while the festival of Diwali will be celebrated on 4th November. The word Naraka is related to the demon king Narakasura mentioned in mythology and Chaturdashi means fourteenth day. Yamraj is worshiped in homes on this day. Choti Diwali is also considered as the day of attainment of beauty and attainment of age.
Light a lamp for long life
On Narak Chaturdashi, the main lamp is lit for long life and good health. This is called a lamp for Yamdev. Keep a heap of grains on the left side of the main entrance of the house. Light a one-faced lamp of mustard oil on it. The lamp should be facing south. Now offer flowers and water there and pray for long life and good health.
Abhyanga Snan Muhurta
before 6 am
06:34 am to 07:57 am – profit
From 07:57 to 09:19 in the morning – Amrit
10:42 am to 12:04 pm – Good
02:49 pm to 04:12 pm- variable
From 04:12 to 05:34 in the evening – profit
Choti Diwali is also called Kali Chaudas and in many places special worship of Kali Mata is done. Worshiping Kalika Mata on this day removes all the troubles and Goddess Kalika fulfills the wishes of the devotees.