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Second day of Diwali Celebrations

Second day of Diwali Celebrations
Second day of Diwali Celebrations
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Narak Chaturdasi is the second day of festivities, and is also called Choti Diwali. The Hindu literature narrates that the asura (demon) Narakasura was killed on this day by Krishna, Satyabhama and Kali. The day is celebrated by early morning religious rituals and festivities followed on.



This day is commonly celebrated as Diwali in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamilnadu, Goa and Karnataka. Typically, house decoration and colorful floor patterns called rangoli are made on or before Narak Chaturdasi. Special bathing rituals such as a fragrant oil bath are held in some regions, followed by minor poojas.

Second day of Diwali Celebrations

Women decorate their hands with henna designs. Families are also busy preparing homemade sweets for main Diwali.


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