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, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh calendars.

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

Narak Chaturdashi 2020 date is November 14. 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, 14 November 2020

प्रमादीचा नाम संवत्सर, कार्तीक मॉस, कृष्ण पक्ष, चतुर्दशी तिथि, स्वाति नक्षत्र, आयुष्मान योग – सौभाग्य योग, चतुष्पाद करण |

Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:43 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:38
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)30:31 Chandrastama (Moonset)17:12

Today’s Panchangam
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Chaturdashi – 14:17
Nakshatra Swati – 20:09
Yoga Ayushman – 07:31
Skipped Yoga : Saubhagya – 27:16*
Karana Chatushpada – 24:26*

Today’s Panchang
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Ashwin
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 09:27 – 10:49
Gulika Kalam: 06:43 – 08:05
Yama Gandam: 13:33 – 14:54

North Indian Hindi Calendar – Kartik Mahina 2077 (Kartik Maas)

Malayalam Calendar – Thulam Month 1196 (Thulam Masam)

Kannada Calendar – Nija Ashwina Maasa (Ashwina Masa)

Tamil Calendar – Aippasi Month (Aippasi Masam)

Bengali Calendar – Kartik Mash 1427

Nepali Calendar – Kartik Maas 2077

Telugu Calendar – Nija Ashwayuja Masam (Ashwayuja Masam)

Marathi Calendar – Nija Ashwin Maas (Ashwin Maas)

Gujarati Calendar – Nija Ashoj Maas (Ashoj Maas)

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

Auspicious Time
Amrita Kalam 12:26 – 13:50
Abhijit: 11:49 – 12:33

Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 25:04* – 26:29*
Durmuhurthams: 07:27 – 08:11

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