Narak Chaturdashi 2021: There is a tradition of lighting the lamp of Yama on the day of Narak Chaturdashi, know the legend behind it


Narak Chaturdashi 2021 Story : Narak Chaturdashi and Diwali will be celebrated across the country on 4th November this year. Yama is worshiped on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi. It is believed that by lighting a lamp of Yama on Narak Chaturdashi, one gets freedom from the fear of premature death. This is the reason that on the day of Narak Chaturdashi, placing a heap of grains on the left side of the main door of the house, a lamp of mustard oil is lit on it. While lighting it, care is taken that the flame of the lamp should be towards the south direction. There is a popular mythological story behind celebrating Narak Chaturdashi.

This is the legend behind celebrating Narak Chaturdashi

Once Lord Krishna was living a happy life in Dwarka with his eight wives. At that time there was a demon Narakasura, the king of the kingdom named Pragjyotishpur. He had harassed all the gods like Indra, Varuna, Agni, Vayu etc. with his demonic powers and started torturing sadhus and women. One day Lord Indra, the king of heaven, reached Krishna and told that Narakasura had captured the three worlds and snatched Varun’s umbrella, Aditi’s coil and the gems of the deities. Not only this, he is committing atrocities on beautiful girls by kidnapping them and because of his tyranny, the gods, humans and sages are troubling.

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Devraj Indra prayed to Krishna and sought his help to protect him. Lord Krishna accepted Indra’s prayer. But Narakasura had a boon that he would be killed only by the hands of a woman. Therefore, Lord Krishna sought cooperation from his wife Satyabhama and with the help of his wife Satyabhama, first of all killed Mura Daitya along with 6 sons of Mur – Tamra, Space, Shravan, Vibhavasu, Nabhaswan and Arun. Narakasura, along with many of his generals and the army of demons, went to war with Lord Krishna as soon as he received the news of the killing of the mortal demon. But Narakasura was cursed to die at the hands of a woman, so Lord Krishna made his wife Satyabhama his charioteer and killed Narakasura with her help.

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The day when Lord Krishna killed Narakasura, it was Chaturdashi Tithi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. Since then this day is celebrated as Naraka Chaturdashi and the celebration is celebrated by lighting a lamp. (Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general information. Not news18 does not confirm these. Please consult the concerned specialist before following these.)

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