Narak Chaturdasi, Kali Choudas, Roop Choudas – Second Day of Diwali Festival

Narak Chaturdasi, also known as Kali Choudas and Roop Choudas, is observed on the Chaturdashi day in dark fortnight or Krishna Paksha during Ashwin month as per Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh calendars.

It falls in Kartik month as per North Indian Hindi calendars.

Narak Chaturdashi 2019 date is October 26. It is also known as Choti Diwali.

Wicked demon King Narakasur was killed by Lord Sri Krishna and his wife Satyabhama on this day. Narak Chaturdashi marks the celebration of lights as it brought the world from darkness to the path of light.

In Gujarat and Rajasthan and some other North Indian regions, Kali Puja is also observed on Narak Chaturdasi. It is also celebrated as Soundarya vriddhi divas (Roop Choudas). Yama Puja or Yama Tharpan is also performed on this day.

‘Abhyanga Snana’ (ritualistic oil bath) is one of the most preferred deeds of Choti Diwali. Early morning before sunrise, Narak Chaturadasi snan is performed.

Panchang, Narak Chaturdashi, 26 October 2019

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:32 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:49
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)29:21 Chandrastama (Moonset)16:52

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Trayodashi – 15:46
Nakshatra Uttara Phalguni – 08:28
Skipped Nakshatra : Hasta – 29:50*
Yoga Vaidhriti – 26:07*
Karana Vishti – 26:04*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 09:21 – 10:46
Gulika Kalam: 06:32 – 07:56
Yama Gandam: 13:35 – 14:59

Today’s Rashi
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 24:29* – 25:55*
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 15:56 – 17:22
Durmuhurthams: 07:17 – 08:02

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