The day after the celebrations of Dhanteras, is called Naraka Chaturdashi. In Sanskrit, Naraka means hell and Chaturdashi means fourteenth day. The day is also known as ‘Yamadeepdaan’, when the female members of the house light earthen lamps (diyas) which are then kept burning throughout the night. This ritual is done to glorify the God of Death, Yama.

Since this day is right before the festival of Diwali, it is also called Chhoti Diwali.

Naraka Chaturdashi 2019 Date: 26 October 2019

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