Choti Diwali Dates, Celebrations, Meaning


Like Diwali/Deepavali, Choti Diwali is also celebrated with same enthusiasm day before Diwali night and it is also known as ‘Narak Chaturdasi’. Diwali festival is celebrated by Hindu, Sikh, Jain, Christian etc. religion people and it is a festival of Light, Crackers and Sweets. Diwali is a five day long festival starting from Dhantreas follow by Choti Diwali, Deepavali etc.

Choti Diwali Celebration

Most of the people even don’t know why we celebrate ‘Choti Diwali’? And even few people even don’t hear about ‘Choti Diwali’ word or what it means? So ‘Choti Diwali’ is also known as ‘Narak Chaturdasi’ which means demon ‘Narak’ was killed by women before Diwali night, because he was cursed that he would be killed by only women. When he died then his mother said that his death should not be a day of mourning but an occasion of to celebrate and rejoice. So after that every year people celebrate day of Diwali/Deepavali as ‘Narak Chaturdasi’ which is also known as ‘Choti Diwali’.

How to Celebrate ‘Choti Diwali’

In the early morning of Choti Diwali people clean their homes and decorate it with colour and makes different design of Rangoli in their homes and offices. In the evening people burn or decorate their home with different types of advanced light and candles and after that they worship Lord Lakshmi and Rama, after that they enjoy crackers and different kinds of sweets with family members.

Choti Diwali in North India

People of North and South India celebrate Choti Diwali in different style. South Indian people celebrate Choti Diwali as Narak Chaturdasi, while as North Indian people celebrates day before Diwali as Choti Diwali on which they wake up in the early morning and burn bundle of woods in front of their homes.

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