Naraka Chaturdashi, also known as Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas or Choti Diwali, is the first day that marks the festival of Diwali in India.
Due to this Energy the frequencies of dissolution absorbed by the men become inactive. Due to the Energy associated with Creation gained from the woman, the frequencies of dissolution absorbed by the men become inactive. Hence, their sojourn towards dissolution is stopped.
This year Naraka Chaturdashi fall on 6th November 2018 on Tuesday. In Hindu calendar it is fall on
14th day of Krishna Paksha.
Ashvin Krushna Dwadashi (Founteen day of the dark fortnight of the Hindu lunar month of Ashvin).
A powerful demon called Bhoumasur or Narkasur ruled a place named Pragjyotishpur. Then this cruel demon began to harass women. When Shrikrushna heard of this, along with Satyabhama He attacked the demon, killed him and set all princesses free.
In jubilation, the devas celebrated the occasion by lighting ‘divas’. When Narkaasur lay dying, he prayed to Shri Krishna, ‘Let those who bathe before sunrise on my death anniversary not go to hell.’ In becoming brahmarup and offering devotion to Parabrahma, we truly celebrate Kali Chaudash.
Rampaging through the 3 ‘lokas’, he also looted the ear rings of Aditi, mother of the devas. In essence this means that one who has been enlightened within become ‘Brahmarup’ will not fear death. Shri Krishna, ‘Let those who bathe before sunrise on my death anniversary not go to hell’.
In this ritualistic worship, Action-energy Kriyashakti is ritualistically worshipped through medium of Time and is nurtured. Ritualistic worship of Shiva is also performed on this day.
For the destruction of the downward bound frequencies causing distress to society, ritualistically worshipping the destroyer form of God and paying gratitude unto Him is achieved through ritualistic worship of Shiva.
Year : Vilambin
Vikrama Era : 2075
Saka Era : 1940
Ayana : Dakshinayana (South hemisphere)
Ritu : Sharada
Month : Ashwina
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Days Since Kaliyuga : 1869965.27817
Julian Day : 2458429.27817
Hindu Panchang Sunrise : 06:40
Hindu Panchang Sunset : 17:28
Sun in : Tula
Moon in : Kanya
Hindu Panchang Moon Rise : 05:03:51
Hindu Panchang Moon Set : 16:55:24
Ayanamsa (Lahiri) : 24°06′56″