Kali Chaudas festival also known as Narak Chaturdashi as per the Hindu Calendar and its observed as the day before Diwali, the 14th day of the dark fortnight of the Kartik month. Kali Chaudas usually falls three days before Bhai Dooj and six days before Labh Pancham, these all festivals are important with respect to the grand Diwali festival.
Its also called as Choti Diwali in common, when we worship the fierce Goddess Kali. Kali Mata is usually worshipped for delivering powers to the devotees to compete against the bad. People from different religion keep their beliefs in the goddess, as some worship her for blessings, some do as she protects us from bad people.
In various region of India, Choti Diwali is the day allotted to the reverence of Mahakali or Shakti and we all believe that on this day Kali killed Asura Naraksura, thus also known as Naraka-Chaturdashi, its a day to abolish and throw away the laziness and bad which is created is embedded within us and brings sunshine into our life.
The Rituals which are commemorated with the festival
This puja is performed with oil, flowers, and sandalwood including coconuts which is basically offered to Hanuman and Prasada of the sesame seed, jaggery and rice flakes or poha with ghee and sugar is distributed. Especially, on this day its advised to get up earlier than usual timings, and bath along with head wash is essential with the application of Kajal in the eyes is believed to keep the bad eye away. Tantras and Mantras are done on this day, some believe that its a good day to offer food to their forefathers. Well, the very second day of the Diwali is considered as Kali Choudas in Rajasthan and in some region of Maharastra.
The significance of the day…
Astrologically, planet Rahu is historically important of the dark areas of life and worshipping goddess kali brings positive effects, that is might be the result of an Ill-placed Rahu, the people who face major issues due to Rahu especially conduct Pooja’s in their home to get away from the bad effect.
This Devi is also known as Kula Devi, in order to cast off bad spirits, so tell us how excited are you to celebrate and worship on this Diwali festival… Share your views at our comment section.