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Kali Chaudas 2023: Know the Rituals and Significance of this festival

Kali Chaudas, also acknowledged as Narak Chaturdashi and Roop Chaudas, is a day devoted to honoring Goddess Kali, observed on the 14th day of Krishna Paksha in the Kartik month. This year, on November 11, 2023, devotees will commemorate this occasion with prayers to the goddess seeking protection from negative forces and evil spirits. The worship of Goddess Kali is believed to bestow victory over adversaries and eradicate negativity.

Signifying strength and courage, Kali Chaudas is celebrated with reverence by devotees. Also known as Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi and Roop Chaudas, the day precedes the Diwali festival, emphasizing the devotion to Goddess Kali as a symbol of power.

Kali Chaudas 2023: Date and Time
Chaturdashi Tithi Begins – November 11, 2023 – 01:57 PM
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends – November 12, 2023 – 02:44 PM
Kali Chaudas Muhurat – November 11, 2023 – 11:05 PM to 11:56 PM
Bhoot Chaturdashi Muhurat – November 11, 2023 – 10:58 PM to 11:50 PM

The day holds deep religious and spiritual significance, commemorated through prayers and devotion to Goddess Kali. Devotees believe that the worship on Kali Chaudas purges negativity and negative forces. Seeking the blessings of the goddess safeguards from adverse energy and enemies.

Kali Chaudas holds numerous stories within Hindu scriptures. Legend has it that Lord Krishna and Satyabhama vanquished the demon Narakasura. Another popular tale narrates how Lord Vishnu, in Vamana’s form, granted salvation to King Bali due to his devoutness.

Devotees can wake up early, bathe, clean and decorate their homes with rangoli and flowers, symbolizing the arrival of positivity and divine blessings. The day’s rituals include the lighting of a ghee lamp and fervent prayers to Goddess Kali, invoking her aid in dispelling malevolence and welcoming victory. The powerful mantra ‘Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Vicchaye’ is chanted to invoke the goddess’s presence and protection.

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