Celebrated one day before Diwali, Narkachaturdashi is celebrated today, on November 12. As per mythology, Lord Krishna, the eight incarnation of Lord Vishnu, killed the demon, Narkasur on this day, which is followed by celebrations -fireworks, music, sweets etc.
On this day, almost in every street, in Goa, enthusiastic kids and youth make effigies of Narkasur, go around with these huge idols and then later burn these, late in the evening – to mark the triump of GOOD over evil. Competitions are held to judge the best Narkasur effigies.
|A giant Narkasur being assembled by enthusiastic kids|
|This slain form seems to be vying for the first place in the 'Best Narkasur Competition'|
|Frightful - as it is meant to be so......|
|The demon smiling ? Seems trouble here|
Let us endevour to be good and discourage evil !