NarakChaturdashi is also known as Kali Chaudas. This is celebrated on the fourteenth day of Krishna Paksha (new moon day).Mythology says that Kaali killed Narakasura(ademon).
In fact, this day is celebrated to worship the defeat of the evil spirit. Goddess Kali is said to end all evil spirits with her kharga (weapon). Another theory states that when Ramchandra returned from his exile, the day before was celebrated with great pomp and people lit lights ( diyas) in their houses. This day is also known as Choti Diwali. It’s believed that the arrival of Shri Ram brought an end to all darkness. That’s why this day is called NarakChaturdashi means when Naraka the demon was defeated. People celebrate by burning effigies in the evening and then the next morning is Diwali.
The day is celebrated by burning crackers, fireworks and lighting 14 diyas or candles near doorstep. Even there is a culture of eating 14 types of leaves and beat the fear from inside. All these are superstition, but the real point is to grow high by mind and body. Mythology says that Goddess Parvati was turned down by her people and Mahadeva was disrespected. Then she became mad with anger and turned looking for her husband. She was so much infuriated that she knocked down anybody who can on her way. She slew many demons on her way; she wore the garland of corpses and their cut body parts.
Devotees perform puja with dhup, dhuna and take oil bath. They burst crackers to symbolize terrorizing away the demons. Hindus do Kali puja in burial grounds too on this date. The celebration of Diwali starts from this day and ends till BhaiDuuj. This is the festival time for India, and the country is busy celebrating the most significant religious event.