Diwali !!

Jai Sriman Narayna !!
Wishing my blog readers A Very Happy & Prosperous Diwali !!

Choti Diwali / Naraka Chathurdashi  is celebrated on the previous day of Diwali / Deepavali,  on this day preparation for the grand celebration of Diwali begins, as a part of celebration houses are decorated with colorful Rangoli and lights.  As an initiation of the celebration of the Diwali, fireworks and lakshmi Puja   also held
The legend behind the Choti Diwali is that there was demon King Narakasura, ruler of South province Nepal.  He conducted severe austerities and acquired several boons and immense power from Lord Brahma.  He conquered Lord Indra and took away the magnificent earrings of Adithi, mother of dieites and imprisoned sixteen thousand daughters of dieties and Sages.   This spiteful act of Narakasura infuriated Goddess Sri Sathybama, an incarnation Bhudevi and wife of Lord Krishna.  The demon King Narakasura had a curse on him that he would die in the hands of a woman.  Lord Krishna granted immense power to Goddess Sri Sathyabama to kill the demon King.   Goddess Sri Sathyabhama after obtaining enormous power, Lord Krishna as her charioteer Sathyabama entered in the battlefield to fight against the demon King.  Narakasura was beheaded by Sathyabhama at the end of the ferocious battle, ultimately eighteen thousand daughters of deities and rishis was freed from the prison were married by compassionate Lord.  Naraka Chathurdashi day celebrates with lot of fun and fireworks, to mark the triumph over the evil King Narakasura.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!

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