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Naraka Chaturdashi (également connu sous le nom de Kali Chaudas, Narak Chaudas, Roop Chaudas, Choti Diwali , Naraka Nivaran Chaturdashi ou Bhoot Chaturdashi) est une fête hindoue, qui tombe le Chaturdashi (14e jour) du Krishna Paksha dans le mois du calendrier hindou Shalivahan Shaka de Ashwin.

Naraka Chaturdashi

Naraka Chaturdashi

It is the second day of the five-day Deepavali/Diwali festival. Hindu literature relates that the asura (demon) Narakasura was killed on this day by Krishna, Satyabhama and Kali. The day is celebrated with religious rituals early in the morning and festivities follow one another.

The puja is performed with oil, flowers and sandalwood. Coconuts are also offered to Lord Hanuman and Prasada of sesame seeds, jaggery and rice flakes (poha) with ghee and sugar.

The rituals of Kali Choudas strongly suggest the origin of Diwali when a harvest festival is celebrated. On this day, delicacies are prepared from pounded semi-cooked rice (called Poha or Pova). This rice comes from the fresh harvest available at that time. This custom is prevalent in both rural and urban areas, especially in western India.

On this day, washing the head and applying kajal to the eyes is believed to ward off kali nazar (evil eye). Some say that those who love tantra learn their “mantras” on this day. Alternatively, people propose that Nivet is local to where they originated. This goddess is called their Kula Devi, in order to drive away evil spirits. Some families also offer food to their ancestors on this day. The second day of Deepavali is known as Kali Choudas in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

get up earlier than usual. Men will rub their bodies in scented oils before bathing. Next, clean clothes are worn; some people wear new ones. A hearty breakfast is enjoyed with relatives and friends. In the evening, a mixture of bright and noisy fireworks are set off in an atmosphere of joyous fun and noise. Special sweet dishes are served as part of the midday meal. The house is lit with oil lamps during the evening.

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Naraka Chaturdashi