It is customary to celebrate Chhoti Diwali a day before the main Diwali. This year’s Choti Diwali or Kali Chaudas will be observed on October 23. Choti Diwali is celebrated on the 14th day of the Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik.
According to the belief, on the night of Chhoti Diwali, a lamp is lit and driven all over the house by the elderly person in the houses and that lamp is kept somewhere away from the house. There is also a tradition to worship the God of death, yam on this day, but do you know why Choti Diwali is celebrated just a day before big Diwali?
Once there was a king named Rati Dev. He had never committed any sin in his life, but, one-day Yamdoot stood before him. The king was surprised to see Yamdoot in front of him and said, “I have never committed any sin, will I still have to go to hell?” On hearing this, Yamdoot said, “O Rajan, once a Brahmin returned hungry from your door, this is the fruit of the same sin.”
On hearing this, the king asked Yamdoot for a year to atone. The Yamdoot gave the king one years’ time. The king approached the rishis and told them the whole story and asked them how to get rid of this dilemma.
Then the sage told them to fast on the Chaturdashi of Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik and feed the Brahmins. The king did so according to the sage’s command and the sins were freed. After that, he got a place in Vishnu Lok.
From that day on the day of Kartik Chaturdashi, fasting and lighting lamps became prevalent to get rid of sin and hell.
Choti Diwali Wishes, Images & Status
On this auspicious occasion of Choti Diwali, we are here with a list of lovely messages that you can share with your loved ones:
- Wish you a day full of happy moments and wonderful memories. Happy Choti Diwali!
- May Goddess Laxmi shower you with her blessings and lead you to the path of prosperity. Happy Chhoti Diwali 2021!
- Laddoos and lights, this Choti Diwali may all your wishes be fulfilled.
- May your life shine just like the sparkling diyas and bring eternal happiness in the coming year.
- May this Chhoti Diwali bring to you lots of surprises, success, and good health!
- May you win over all your difficulties and come out stronger than ever! Happy Choti Diwali 2022!
- A very Happy and blessed Choti Diwali to you and your family!
- Aapko aur aapke parivaar ko Chhoti Diwali ki dhher sari shubhkamnayein!
Happy Choti Diwali 2022
- May the lamps of Diwali enlighten your life with happiness, success, and good luck! Happy Choti Diwali 2022!
- Let us celebrate this festival of light and let light win over darkness today! Happy Chhoti Diwali 2022!
- May you be blessed with Maa Laxmi’s choicest blessings and eternal knowledge!
- Let there be peace on earth today and may this day shine like never before! Happy Choti Diwali!
- Sending you warm Diwali greetings today! Have a blessed day and a wonderful year ahead!
- Happy Chhoti Diwali to one and all. God Speed!
- May you be filled with joy and enthusiasm, may you succeed in everything you do! Happy Choti Diwali!
- Happy Naraka Chaturdashi to you and your entire family!
- May your life be filled with light as bright as the light of these Diyas and bring to you immense strength. Happy Chhoti Diwali 2021!
- Let’s celebrate the victory of good over evil and burn all hatred with firecrackers today! Happy Choti Diwali!