Narak Chaturdashi is a Hindu festival. It falls on the second day of the five days long Diwali celebration. Narak Chaudas or Narak Chaturdashi is also known as Roop Chaudas/Roop Chaturdashi, Krishna Chaturdashi and Kali Chaudas/ Kali Chaturdashi. “Kali” means Dark and “Chaudas” Fourteenth.
Narak Chaturdashi is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark half of Āshwin month, just before one day of Diwali festival. Roop Chaturdashi is celebrated to perform some Sadhana for gain of beauty and magnetism.
Abhyanga Snan is done in the very early in the morning on Roop Chaturdahsi or Roop Chaudas day.
Roop Chaturdashi/Kali Chaudas Date: 29/10/2014 (29 October 2014)
Chaturdashi Tithi Ends = 20:40 on 29/Oct/2016
Abhyanga Snan Samagri
- Fragrant perfumed soap
- Scented oil
- Utane (Ubtan) – This is a powder mainly containing 5 ingredients Kapur (camphor), Chandan (sandalwood), Haldi (turmeric), Rose petals extracts, Orange peel, Other flowers/herbs
How to do the Abhyanga Snana?
- Apply the scented oil and let the skin absorb the oil for about 15-20 minutes
- Apply the utane or ubtan
- Rinse off with water
- Bathe with a perfumed soap
- Dry off
- Dress in new clothes
How to perform Kali Puja?
Kali puja is done in the night to get some special powers.
Kali Puja/Mahakali Pooja Samagri
- Beatle leaves with stem
- Black Urad Dal
- Fire Burning Wood Sticks
- Ganga Jal
- Ghanta – Bell
- Hawan Samagri
- Household Aluminum Foils
- Kali Bahuli
- Kali Murti/Photo
- Kapus (Cotton Balls)
- Panch Dhatu
- Pure Ghee
- Red Yellow, Green, Rangoli Colors
- Rice Grains
- Sandalwood Powder or Tablets
- Seven types of grains like White Beans, Red Kidney Beans, Green Peas, Chick Peas, Brown Lentil, Gram etc
- Wood Burning Lighter Fluid
Kali chaudas pooja vidhi/ Maa kali puja vidhi in hindi
- Place an image of Kali in a comfortable or secret area.
- Arrange all puja samagri upon the tray very carefully.
- Light the incense and the candle.
- Hold the tray with both hands as you sits, focusing your attention on Kali.
- Sound your ghanta or bell.
- Offer haldi, kumkum and other pujan samagri to Goddess Kali.
- Focus on clearing the energy of chakras, beginning with the root chakra at the base of your spine. The root chakra is associated with the physical body. Imagine an illuminated red-colored ball radiating from this energy source. Focus on cleansing each chakra for at least a minute, if not longer.
- Move your energy upward, to the sacral chakra located in the area of the lower abdomen. This chakra is an intense color of orange and relates to emotions and desires.
- Hold the image of a swirling orange ball of energy in this area to thoroughly cleanse this chakra.
- Lift the energy upward again to the area around your stomach and envision a bright yellow light like the sun. Cleansing the solar plexus ensures well being in all areas regarding personal power and self-control.
- Allow the swirling light to rest momentarily at the heart chakra at the center of your chest. Cleansing this chakra with a lively green light will help to establish more balance in your life while promoting personal growth, meaningful relationships and healing.
- Transform the light from green to turquoise as you move the energy up to your throat. Healing this area promotes communication, creative expression and trust.
- Move the energy to the center of your eyebrows and visualize a deep indigo color. This area represents your intuition, self-realization, fearlessness and imagination. Sit with the indigo energy momentarily before moving on to the final chakra.
- Imagine a lively violet light at the very tip of your head. Allow the color to swirl and cleanse this area of wisdom, knowingness, inspiration and awareness. This is the center of spirituality. Cleansing this chakra, along with the previous ones, will enhance your spiritual connection with the divine energy of Kali.
- Dip your finger into the oil and anoint the spot between your eyebrows. Meditate for a moment on Kali — or read the prayer you’ve placed in her honor (aloud or not). Imagine her healing energy elevating you to a place of great spiritual consciousness, where the voices of the ego no longer speak to you. Feel the ego dissolve in the presence of Kali’s higher power.
- Gently swing the tray from right to left (side to side) three times. And place it on the floor before Kali.
- Dip the rose into the water and flick the droplets around you, in the area surrounding your personal space.
- Perform Hawan in the end of the puja.
- Sound the gong, or bell when you feel your puja is complete. This will dispense any negative energy that might still be infiltrating your space while finalizing the intentions of the puja.
Kali Maa Aarti | Kali Aarti
After performing the Kali Puja Maha Kali aarti is sung by devotee.
Kali Mata Aarti
Maa Kali Mantra | Maha Kali Mantra