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About Choti Diwali, Padwa and Govardhan Puja – Diwali Puja

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About Choti Diwali, Padwa and Govardhan Puja – Diwali Puja

When is Chhoti Diwali 2016?

Chhoti Diwali is on October 29 2016 (Saturday)
The day preceding Diwali is praised as Chhoti Diwali/Narak Chaturdasi or ‘little Diwali’. It is Diwali on a littler scale, with less lights lit and less saltines burst. The morning after Choti Diwali, the ladies of the house make delightful, hued rangoli in the entryway and patio. Small impressions made out of rice glue are a unique component of the rangolis made for Diwali. In Hindu homes, Chhoti Diwali festivities include a custom puja to Goddess Lakshmi furthermore to Rama at night. Melodies to pay tribute to the god are sung and aarti is performed.

Legends behind Chhoti Diwali

The story goes that the devil lord Narakasur leader of Pragjyotishpur (a territory toward the South of Nepal) in the wake of vanquishing Lord Indra had grabbed away the brilliant studs of Aditi, the Mother Goddess (the leader of Suraloka and a relative of Satyabhama, Lord Krishna’s better half) and detained sixteen thousand little girls of the divine beings and holy people in his group of concubines.

On coming to think about this, Satyabhama was chafed by Narakasura’s malignance towards ladies, and she spoke to Krishna to give her the brilliant opportunity to decimate Narakasura.

So on the day past to Narakachaturdashi, Lord Krishna’s awesome intercession prompted the killing of the evil spirit, Narakasura and freedom of the detained maids and in addition recuperation of the valuable studs of Aditi.

Individuals wake up before dawn set up a glue by blending Kumkum in oil, symbolizing blood and in the wake of breaking a severe natural product that speaks to the leader of the evil spirit King that was crushed by Krishna, apply that blend on their temples.



The day taking after the Amavasya is “Kartik Shuddh Padwa” and it is just on this day that the King Bali would leave Pathal Loka and run Bhulok according to the help given by Lord Vishnu. Henceforth, it is otherwise called “Bali Padyami”. This day additionally denote the royal celebration of King Vikramaditya and Vikaram-Samvat was begun from this Padwa day.

Gudi Padwa is typical of adoration and dedication between the spouse and husband. On this day recently wedded little girls with their spouses are welcomed for unique dinners and given presents. In past days siblings went to bring their sisters from their in-laws home for this essential day.


Govardhan-Puja is likewise performed in the North on this day. Govardhan is a little hillock in Braj, close Mathura and on this day of Diwali individuals of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar construct cowdung, hillocks, finish them with blossoms and after that love them. This celebration is in remembrance of the lifting of Mount Govardhan by Krishna. According to Vishnu-Puran the general population of Gokul used to praise a celebration to pay tribute to Lord Indra and worshiped him after the end of each storm season however one specific year the youthful Krishna prevented them from offering supplications to Lord Indra who in fantastic outrage sent a downpour to submerge Gokul.

Individuals were worried about the possibility that that the deluge was a consequence of their disregard of Indra. In any case, Krishna guaranteed them that no mischief would come upon them. He lifted Mount Govardhan with his little finger and protected men and mammoths from the rain. This gave him the designation Govardhandhari. After this, Indra acknowledged the matchless quality of Krishna.

This day is additionally seen as Annakoot significance pile of sustenance. Devout individuals keep alert the entire night and cook fifty-six or 108 distinct sorts of nourishment for the bhog (the offering of sustenance) to Krishna. In sanctuaries uniquely in Mathura and Nathadwara, the gods are given milkbath, wearing sparkling clothing types with adornments of astonishing jewels, pearls, rubies and different valuable stones. After the petitions and customary love multitudinous assortments of heavenly desserts are ceremoniously brought up in the type of a mountain before the gods as “Bhog” and afterward the fans approach the Mountain of Food and take Prasad from it.

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