Narak Chaturdashi 2021: Narak Chaturdashi, also known as Choti Diwali, is a Hindu festival just before Diwali. This day is significant in its own right. On this day, lighting earthen lamps (diyas) or lamps are also given special recognition.
Not only that, but people shop on this day for the next day’s Diwali, Mahalaxmi Puja. This day is also known as Krishna Chaturdashi because it is said that Lord Krishna freed more than 16 thousand women on this day by killing a demon named Narakasura.
As a result, on this day, people lit earthen lamps (diyas) in joy, a tradition that has continued to this day, and the day has been known as Narak Chaturdashi ever since. But did you know that the house elders should also light a lamp on this day? Most likely not, so let us tell you about it right away. This is covered in the following slides.
That is why the elderly light a lamp on Narak Chaturdashi
There is a tradition of lighting diyas or earthen lamps on the day of Narak Chaturdashi, which is considered very auspicious. On this day, the eldest person in the household lights a lamp on the night of Choti Diwali then lights it and rotates it throughout the house.
At the same time, the old man leaves the house with the lamp and travels to a distant location with it.
What is the name of this lamp?
There is a tradition of lighting this lamp on the day of Narak Chaturdashi, with only the oldest member of the family doing so and then keeping it somewhere far away. At the same time, this lamp is known as the Yama lamp.
Is this a benefit?
If we talk about the benefits of this Yama lamp, it is believed that after lighting it and rotating it throughout the house, all the evils and alleged evil powers leave the house. As a result, it is customary to do so.
Remember this in Narak Chaturdashi 2021
When the elders light the Yama lamp and then go to keep it somewhere far away, it is important that the rest of the members of the house stay inside the house.