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 2018 date is November 6. 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, 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
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 22:27
Nakshatra Chitra – 19:55
Yoga Priti – 19:56
Karana Shakuni – 22:27
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
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Kanya – 08:14:14
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