Importance of Choti Diwali 2024

Important information

  • Choti Diwali 2024
  • Thursday, 31 October 2024
  • Chaturdashi Tithi starts : 30 October 2024 at 01:15 pm
  • Chaturdashi date ends : 31 October 2024 at 03:52 pm

The Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month is celebrated as Choti Deepawali. On the day of Choti Deepawali, there are many other festivals like Dhan Teras and Narak Chaturdashi. On this day people buy new utensils and silver in their house. The day of Choti Deepawali also holds special significance in Hinduism.

The main purpose of this festival is to bring light to the house and illuminate every corner of the house. It is said that a day before Deepawali, in the joy of the arrival of Lord Rama, Goddess Sita and Lakshmana in Ayodhya, a day earlier had celebrated small Diwali by lighting a lamp and on the day of Deepawali, Lord Shri Ram Chandra Ji completed his fourteen years' exile in Ayodhya. When they came, the people of Ayodhya celebrated the festival by lighting lamps of their happiness and welcomed Lord Shri Ramchandra Mata Janaki and Lakshmana and this day is also called Badi Deepawali.

Worship of Shri Krishna

It is said that on this day Lord Krishna killed a demon named Narakasura and honored sixteen thousand and one hundred girls by freeing them from the prison house of Narakasura.

Worship of Yamraj

There is a law to get up before sunrise, after taking a bath and offer three Anjali waters to Yamraj. In the evening, lamp should be donated for Yamraj.

Choti Diwali Puja

Before sunrise, take a bath by rubbing the paste of flour, oil, turmeric. Then take a four-faced lamp and 16 small lamps in a plate and light it by putting oil wick in them. Then worship with roli, kheel, jaggery, incense, abir, gulal, flowers etc. First the men of the house then the women should worship. After the worship, keep all the lamps at every place inside the house. Keep the four-faced lamp at the main door. Put a check in front of Lakshmi and light incense.

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