Naraka Chaturdasi is an important Hindu festival celebrated in the month of Kartik, according to the Hindu calendar. It is celebrated on the fourteenth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Kartik. It is also known as ‘Kartik Shukla Chaturdashi’ and is celebrated by Hindus all over India.
The festival is of great religious significance and is celebrated to commemorate the killing of the demon Narakasura by Lord Krishna. According to Hindu mythology, Narakasura was a powerful demon king who had caused immense misery to the people of the world. He had also abducted 16,000 women and kept them in his prison. Lord Krishna, along with his wife Satyabhama, fought a fierce battle with Narakasura and ultimately killed him. This victory of good over evil is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdasi.
On this day, people wake up early in the morning and take a holy bath. They wear new clothes and perform religious rituals. People also light lamps and offer prayers to Lord Krishna. The day is also marked by festive celebrations and people exchange sweets and gifts with their loved ones.
Naraka Chaturdasi is an important festival in Hinduism and is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion. It is an occasion to celebrate the victory of good over evil and reminds us of the power of truth and justice. The festival is a reminder of the importance of leading a righteous life and following the path of truth.