Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kali Chaudas 2014 - Know The Muhurta & Puja Vidhi

Kali Chaudas, Chhoti Diwali or Narak Chaturdashi is going to be celebrated today, i.e. on October 22, 2014. Numerous names of the festival, but, all are having the same goals, to remove the darkness, gain wealth & prosperity and to practice clean and pure thoughts. Read and know more about its auspiciousness.

Kali Chaudas 2014 will be celebrated on October 22, 2014.

Kali Chaudas is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the Krishna Paksha (Dark Fortnight) in the Hindu month ‘Kartik’. It is the second day of the five-day festival of Diwali, due to which it holds a special significance among Hindus.

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Kali Chaudas is known by the different names like Narak Chaturdashi, Roop Chaudas, Roop Chaturdashi and Chhoti Diwali. Kali Chaudas is celebrated in the context of Lord Vishnu’s victory over demon Narakasur.

Every festival has a story behind its celebration. Two very famous stories or legends are also associated with the celebration of Kali Chaudas. To know about these legends of Kali Chaudas, click here - Kali Chaudas Legend

Kali Chaudas 2014 - Auspicious Muhurat

(Below given Panchanga is on the basis of New Delhi region.)
  1. Abhyang Snan Muhurta: From 04:48 to 06:29 of October 22, 2014.
  2. The Chaturdashi Tithi (the fourteenth day) will prevail from 01:22 of Oct 22 till 02:34 of Oct 23, 2014.
  3. The time of Rahukaal is from 12:05 to 13:30 in the afternoon.
  4. The time of Amrit Kaal is from 20:08 to 21:52 at night.
Abhyang Snan Muhurat is the important ritual to be performed on the day of Kali Chaudas. It is believed that bathing on this day at the auspicious Muhurat, saves you from going to hell after death.

Kali Chaudas 2014 - Rituals Of The Day

As per the rituals, the devotees apply a scented oil on their bodies before taking bath. After taking bath in the auspicious Muhurat of Abhyang Snan, they start the Puja by following certain rituals or Puja Vidhi, which are as follows:
  • Place the idol of Goddess Kali on the Puja Sthan
  • Light Diya in front of Goddess Kali’s idol
  • Offer Maa Kali the offerings of turmeric powder (Haldi), vermilion (Kumkum), camphor (Kapoor), coconut and betel nuts to Goddess Kali
  • Meditate and pray in the honour of Goddess Kali
This is all about the festival of Kali Chaudas or Chhoti Diwali. We wish that Kali Chaudas 2014 fill your life with positivity and ward off all the negativity and darkness from your body and mind.

AstroSage wishes you a happy and prosperous Kali Chaudas in 2014.

To know more about the festival of Kali Chaudas, click here: Kali Chaudas 2014

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