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Today November 2, 2013 Second Day of Diwali Celebrations – Important Rituals and Pujas

Today November 2, 2013 is the day before Diwali. Here are the list of pujas, rituals and festivals that are observed on November 2, 2013 by different Hindu communities in India.

Naraka Chaturdasi – Deepavali celebrations in South India

Choti Diwali – The day before Diwali in North and Western parts of India

Jalapoorna Trayodashi – Associated with Diwali Ritual bathing (Performed on first three days of Diwali celeberation).

Bhuta Chaturdashi – Dedicated to Bhutas or goblins

Kukur Tihar – Second day of Diwali festival in Nepal

Roop Chaudas / Rup Chturdasi – Traditional Diwali oil bath

Kali Chaudas – Worship of Kali

Hanuman Jayanti – Birthday of Hanuman in some regions

Neer Thumba Habba – Cleaning of vessel and ritual bath