Whenever the festival season begins, the atmosphere everywhere seems to be changing. With this, Choti Diwali and Badi Diwali are also making rounds. In just one day or two, we will witness that this year’s Diwali festival will be celebrated with great pomp in the country.
Well, Choti Diwali is the day after Dhanteras. On this day people light diyas in their homes and welcome good vibes only. It is also said that from this day Goddess Lakshmi enters the house. But do you know this day is known as ‘Narak Chaturdashi’?
Why It Is Known as Narak Chaturdashi?
According to the mythological belief, on this day Lord Krishna killed the demon Narakasura and also liberated more than 16 thousand women. All of them were in the prison house of Narakasura. Since then, Choti Diwali is celebrated as Narak Chaturdashi.
The Connection Between Lighting Diyas & Yamraj
There is a religious belief about Narak Chaturdashi that a lamp in the name of Yamraj must be lit on this day. It is said that if a person lights a lamp for the Lord Yamraj on this day, and worships him, then he gets freedom from all the troubles of his life as well as there is no fear of premature death.
The Festival of Lights
The day of Narak Chaturdashi is considered the most auspicious and also special. N the next day, families come together to lit diyas in every corner of their house to welcome the Goddess Lakshmi to get them more wealth, success, and happiness.