Celebrated In: India
Celebrated By: (Hindu)
Narak Chaturdashi is commended on the second day of Diwali celebration, only one prior day the fundamental Diwali festivals. The day is prominently known as Chhoti Diwali. Read all the more about the celebration.
Narak Chaturdashi - The Significance
Narak Chaturdashi = Narak + Chaturdashi (Fourteenth) = The day when Demon Narakasura was killed by Lord Krishna, falls on the fourteenth day of the month of Kartik (Oct - Nov).
Interestingly, Bhumi, the mother of Demon Narakasura, announced that the passing of his child Narakasura ought not be a day of grieving however an event to celebrate. Thus the second day of five days Diwali celebration is commended as the triumph of Lord Krishna over Narakasura. The day is known as Chhoti Diwali (Small Diwali) with fewer lights lit and fewer wafers blast.