When is Naraka Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी) in 2017?


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If yes, you have come to the right place. Naraka Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी) in 2017 will be observed on Wednesday, 18th October.

As per Hindu calendar, Naraka Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी) is observed a day before Diwali i.e. 14th day of dark half of Ashwin month.

Naraka Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी) is the second day of five days Diwali celebrations. The first being Dhanteras, second is Narak Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी), the third is Diwali, fourth day is Govardhan and the fifth day is Bhai Dooj. According to Hindu legends, Kali (the Goddess of power) killed Narakasura on this day. The day is celebrated in order to eradicate laziness and evil from the life.

Naraka Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी) is a Hindu festival which is usually observed in the months of October or November. However, Naraka Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी) in 2017 will be observed on Wednesday, 18th October. The main ritual of Naraka Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी) is to wake up early morning (before Sunrise), apply ‘Ubatan’ (a mix of herbs, oil, flowers and other essential ingredients) and take bath. It is said that the person who fails to do so, goes straight to hell. Narak Chaturdashi (नरक चतुर्दशी)day is also known as Choti Diwali, Kali Chaudas, Roop Chaturdashi and Roop Chaudas