The day between Dhanteras and Diwali is celebrated as Chhoti Diwali. It is also known as Naraka Chaturdashi and Roop Chaturdashi.
People celebrate the day by lighting up their homes as they wait for the auspicious day of Diwali.
It is believed that the demon king, Narakasur, ruler of Pragjyotishpur defeated Lord Krishna and other deities.
Prior to Naraka Chaturdashi, Lord Krishna defeated the Narakasur to free all the imprisoned daughters.
Since then, the day before Diwali is celebrated as Chhoti Diwali to mark Lord Krishna’s triumph over the demon Narakasur.
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