Narak Chaturdashi Tithi starts on November 11, 2023, at 1:57 PM and ends on November 12, 2023, at 2:44 PM. The auspicious time for Abhyanga Snan (bath) is from 5:28 am to 6:41 am
Narak Chaturdashi, also known as “Chhoti Diwali”, is dedicated to Lord Yamraj, the god of death. It is believed that taking a bath before sunrise on this day saves a person from going to hell. People worship Goddess Kali to eliminate negative energy and evil spirits from their lives.
Narak Chaturdashi is celebrated on the 14th day of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. This day is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion all over India. People wear clean clothes, worship Goddess Kali and set off fireworks in the evening. In the eastern parts of the country it is known as ‘Bhoot Chaturdashi’
Avoid going to hell
There are many ways to escape hell. One way is to do good deeds and accumulate good deeds throughout your life. Another way is to chant the names of Lord Vishnu (Krishna).
According to Hindu beliefs, hell is as terrible as hell, where sinners suffer after death. It is the abode of Lord Yama, the god of death. After death, Yamdoota, Yama’s messenger, brings all beings to his court, where their merits and demerits are weighed, and judgment is pronounced.
People who have done good deeds are sent to heaven, while sinners are punished in hell. Dwelling in heaven or hell is generally considered to be temporary. After serving the punishment, the souls are reborn as lower or higher beings depending on their actions.
Chanting this mantra on Narak Chaturdashi will bring spiritual peace
Om Yamaya Namah, Om Dharmarajaya Namah, Om Mrityave Namah, Om Antakaya Namah, Om Vaivasvataya Namah, Om Kalay Namah, Om Sarvabhutakshaya Namah, Om Audumbaraya Namah, Om Dadhanay Namah, Om Nilaya Namah, Om Parmesthine Namah, Om Vrikodaray Namah, Om Chitraya Namah, Om Chitraguptaya Namah.