Roop Chaudas is a festival associated with Diwali and is observe d a day before Deepavali in
North India. Some Hindu communities perform a traditional oil bath on the day. Roop Chaudas 2012 date is November 12. Importance is given to bathing and for other body beautification process.
On Roop Chaudas, people take bath after applying oil and other traditional health products. Special powder of gram flour (Uptan) and other herbs are applied on the body.
In some regions, special pujas are offered to Lord Yama and Chitragupta.
Gujarat, the day is observed as Kali Chaudash.