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Naraka Chaturdashi 2018

Narak Chaturdashi or Naraka Chaturdasi is the most auspicious day during Diwali as it marks the death of demon Narakasura. In 2018, Narak Chaturdashi date is November 6.

Narak Chaturdashi is also known as Choti Diwali and is the second day of Diwali festival. Observing Abhyanga Snana (ritual bath) on this day is highly meritorious. It makes devotees free from all his sins and keeps him away from Naraka loka after his death.

Narak Chaturdashi is also observed as Roop Choudash or Soundarya Choudas Puja in North Indian states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. In Gujarat, it is also observed as Kali Choudas.

Devotees to light Diyas or Deepa for three days – Dhanvantari Trayodashi (Dhanteras), Naraka Chaturdashi, and Deepavali Amavasya to get the benefits or merits of the vrata. Some devotees observe ‘Eka bhuktham’ (single meal fasting).

Narak Chaturdashi in Other Countries

Narak Chaturdashi in Hawaii – 6 November 2018

Narak Chaturdashi in USA – 6 November 2018

Narak Chaturdashi in Canada – 6 November 2018

Narak Chaturdashi in UAE – 6 November 2018

Narak Chaturdashi in UK & Europe – 6 November 2018

Narak Chaturdashi in Malaysia – 6 November 2018

Narak Chaturdashi in Singapore – 6 November 2018

Narak Chaturdashi in Australia – 6 November 2018

Narak Chaturdashi in New Zealand – 6 November 2018

Panchang, Naraka Chaturdashi – 6 November 2018

विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, कार्तिक मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, चतुर्दशी, चित्रा नक्षत्र, प्रीती योग, शकुनि करण |

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:38 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:42
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)30:01 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:08

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 22:27
Nakshatra Chitra – 19:55
Yoga Priti – 19:56
Karana Shakuni – 22:27

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vilambi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Virodhikruthi
Rahu Kalam: 14:56 – 16:19
Gulika Kalam: 12:10 – 13:33
Yama Gandam: 09:24 – 10:47

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month (Thula Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Ashwin Maasa

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas

Telugu Calendar – Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayujam)

Marathi Calendar – Ashwin Maas

Gujarati Calendar – Asoj Maas
Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya – 08:14:14

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 13:43 – 15:16
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 25:27* – 27:02*
Durmuhurthams: 22:52 – 23:44

Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Narak Chaturdashi, Abhyanga Snan, Masa Shivaratri, Hanuman Jayanti, Kali Choudash, Amavasya begins..

Day Choghadiya Timings

Labh Choghadiya (लाभ) 6:35 AM 8:03 AM Auspicious (शुभ)
Amrut Choghadiya (अमृत) 8:03 AM 9:30 AM Auspicious (शुभ)
Kal Choghadiya (काल) 9:30 AM 10:58 am Inauspicious (अशुभ)
Shubh Choghadiya (शुभ) 10:58 AM 12:26 PM Auspicious (शुभ)
Rog Choghadiya (रोग) 12:26 PM 13:53 PM Inauspicious (अशुभ)
Udveg Choghadiya (उद्वेग) 13:53 PM 15:21 PM Inauspicious (अशुभ)
Chal Choghadiya (चल) 15:21 PM 16:48 PM Average (सामान्य)
Labh Choghadiya (लाभ) 16:48 PM 18:16 PM Auspicious (शुभ)

Night Choghadiya Timings

Udveg Choghadiya (उद्वेग) 18:16 PM 19:48 PM Inauspicious (अशुभ)
Shubh Choghadiya (शुभ) 19:48 PM 21:20 PM Auspicious (शुभ)
Amrut Choghadiya (अमृत) 21:20 PM 22:52 PM Auspicious (शुभ)
Chal Choghadiya (चल) 22:52 PM 00:27 AM Average (सामान्य)
Rog Choghadiya (रोग) 00:27 AM 1:59 AM Inauspicious (अशुभ)
Kal Choghadiya (काल) 1:59 AM 3:31 AM Inauspicious (अशुभ)
Labh Choghadiya (लाभ) 3:31 AM 5:03 AM Auspicious (शुभ)
Udveg Choghadiya (उद्वेग) 5:03 AM 6:35 AM Inauspicious (अशुभ)

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