Diwali 2017 Naraka Chaturdashi: Puja Muhurat, Pooja Vidhi & Timings of Abhyang Snan

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Naraka Chaturdashi 2017: Puja Muhurat, Pooja Vidhi & Timings of Abhyang Snan: After waiting for almost a year, the biggest festival of Hindus has returned once again. The 5-day festival of light, Diwali celebrations have already begun with Dhanteras which was observed yesterday. Bhai Dooj will mark the end of Deepavali festivities. Meanwhile, AbhyangSnan is done on three days during it, i.e., on Chaturdasi, Amavasya, and Pratipada.

Speaking as per the significance and belief, then the Abhyang Snan of NarakaChaturdashi is considered to be the most sacred and significant. This day is also referred to as Choti Diwali as it falls and observed a day before Deepavali. Further, it is believed, that those people who perform this ceremony get rid of going to Narak (Hell). Til (Sesame) oil is to bused for ubtan during it.

The full name of Naraka Chaturdashi is Narak Nivaran Chaturdasi which falls on the 2nd day of the Diwali festival. As per the Hindu mythology, Krishna and Kali killed the asura/demon Narakasura on this day. The snan (bath) is done early morning with all the rituals and customs to be followed for its complete procedure.

Naraka Chaturdashi 2017: Puja Muhurat, Pooja Vidhi & Timings of Abhyang Snan

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It is also known as Choti Diwali, Roop Chaturdashi and Roop Chaudas.

Here are the muhurat timings for the auspicious occasion:

Abhyang Snan Muhurta: 04:47am- 06:27am.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes.
Chaturdashi Tithi starts: 00:08am (midnight) on October 18.
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends — 00:13am (midnight) on October 19.

Source : www.drikpanchang.com

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