Diwali 2021: Significance, history, date, time, puja muhurat

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The festival of lamps has started in the country on Tuesday, November 2. The festival of Diwali begins with Dhanteras. After worshipping Lord Dhanvantari, Yama will be worshipped today i.e. on Wednesday. Today Chhoti Diwali is being celebrated across the country. Apart from Choti Diwali, it is also known as Narak Chaturdashi, Yama Chaturdashi, Roop Chaudas and Roop Chaturdashi. According to religious beliefs, worshipping Lord Yamraj on this day brings longevity and gets rid of all the problems like health. It is also said that by donating a lamp to Lord Yama, premature death is also averted. At the same time, let us tell you that there is a law to worship Lord Krishna on the day of Choti Diwali. There is a legend behind it quite popular.
Mythology related to Narak Chaturdashi

According to religious beliefs, there was a demon named Narakasura, who had taken 16 thousand women captive by misusing his power. After this, all the captive women, troubled by the tyranny of the demon, called Lord Krishna for help. To free him from the demon, Shri Krishna killed Narakasura. All the deities and saints including the captive women were also relieved from the terror of Narakasura. According to mythological beliefs, Lord Krishna accepted all these women as his wife to get respect and recognition in the society. At the same time, people lit lamps in their houses in the joy of killing Narakasura. It is said that since then Narak Chaturdashi or Choti Diwali started being celebrated.
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Choti Diwali auspicious time

3 November 2021- 09:02 am
4th November 2021- Till 06:03 am
Choti Diwali Puja Method-

On the day of Choti Diwali i.e. Naraka Chaturdashi, there is a ritual to worship Krishna with Lord Yamraj. Apart from this, Maa Kali and Hanuman Ji are also worshipped. It is believed that by worshipping on this day, one gets freedom from the deeds of the past. On this day, light a lamp in the name of Yama in the south direction. Light the old lamp, if you do not have it, then you can also light a new lamp. Keep diyas at the main entrance, outside, crossroads and empty places of the house. On the other hand, on Choti Diwali, light lamps of mustard oil only.
Diwali 2021

Let us tell you that this year the festival of Deepawali will be celebrated on 4th November 2021. Goddess Lakshmi, Lord Ganesha and Goddess Saraswati are worshipped on this auspicious day. Apart from this, there is a law to worship Lord Rama as well. It is believed that after Lord Rama’s return from exile, Ayodhya residents lit up the whole city with a lamp in joy. Since then the festival of Diwali started being celebrated.

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