Kali Chaudas and Narak Chaturdashi are part of the festival of Diwali 2023. This year, they fall on November 11th.
Kali Chaudas or Naraka Chaturdashi celebrates Kali’s victory of the demon Narakasura. It’s a time when we can remove our own negativities as we prepare for the new year.
Diwali is a multi-day festival in India. The first day is Govatsa Dwadashi, and then Dhanteras, followed by Kali Chaudas or Naraka Chaturdashi. Kali is the powerful dark goddess (one meaning of “kala” is black) who is an avatar of Goddess Durga. In Indian mythology, Kali was a slayer of demons, including Narakasura. As a lunar […]