Today is the festival of Naraka Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali

Naraka Chaturdashi, also known as Choti Diwali, is the second day of the festival of Diwali.

It is believed that asura or demon named Narakasura was killed on this day by Krishna, Satyabhama and Kali due to his endless ill treatment towards women.

The day is a symbol of removing laziness, evil and ignorance from our lives.

The festival is celebrated by taking a holy bath in the early morning, followed by rituals which includes puja done with oil, flowers and sandalwood.

A large breakfast is then enjoyed with relatives and friends.

Special sweet dishes are served as part of the midday meal and houses are lit with oil lamps during the evening.

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