Every country you go to or name believes in ghosts, spirits and demons. Every person is afraid of something or the other but some people are afraid of ghosts. I don’t say that I don’t believe in ghosts but do they exist?? I have no idea and don’t want an idea. Why?? Because some things are better-kept secrets. It does not hurt to talk about them but it does hurt in coming between a ritual that has been going on for years. Kali Chaudaus, the scariest night in Indian History. This night is of the demons in India. If you belong to any part of Asia or are an Indian, you will relate to this. The reason I am saying this will be elaborated in this posts nicely and properly.

Hello and welcome to my blog: Magical BookLush.

I know in many parts of the world Halloween has already ended but in India, it’s still remaining a few hours and the spookiest stories’ are better read at night, aren’t they?

So let start this blog, shall we??

Being a Muslim, I don’t know much about kali Chaudaus but what I do know does frighten me and creep me out in a way I can’t explain. When I was in Africa I always used to hear about Diwali and there used to be a serial on Zee TV named “Fear Files” that series used to show me the weird incidents that happened by stepping out of the house on Kali Chaudaus and I used to freak out. Let me tell you some of them.

The Hindu literature narrates that the asura (demon) Narakasura was killed on this day by KrishnaSatyabhama and Kali.[1] The day is celebrated by early morning religious rituals and festivities follow on.

The festival is also called as “Kali Chaudas”, where Kali means dark (eternal) and Chaudas means fourteenth, this is celebrated on the 14th day of the dark half of Also. In some regions of India, Kali Chaudas is the day allotted to the worship of Mahakali or Shakti and is believed that on this day Kali killed the asura (demon) Narakasura. Hence also referred to as Naraka-Chaturdashi, Kali Chaudas is the day to abolish laziness and evil which create hell in our life and shine a light on life. Narak Chaturdashi celebrated just one day before Diwali is also known as small Diwali.[2]

Notes are taken from Wikipedia.

The night of kali Chaudaus people come out of their house not to go trick or treating but to put either a coconut or bhajias (food made from gram flour) or lemons on the junctions of the roads. This is the warding off the spirits from your house.

The stories related to this day are dreadful, this is the day when tantriks do black magic, they try to call evil, this is the day when any house can get the evil of another house.


The biggest don’t on kali Chaudaus is to stay away from roads and when somebody goes out and accidentally either step on anything that contained the evil spirit in it, they bring it home with them.

I am not joking here people. I had to go out with my granny for a little Diwali shopping, it was essential so I was getting ready. I was told to make my hair into a bun, to wear lousy clothes, to stay away from perfume, to avoid attractive and bright clothes, to apply kajal (eyeliner) to ward off the spirit.

It is said in India that the spirit is only interested in the most beautiful looking people. At night if you are out wearing shiny clothes, there are chances you may get possessed. It’s no joke in India. My own family member had an incident like this.

My aunt was going to her friends baby shower all dressed in red with heavy makeup and perfume and stuff and she was possessed. That lady is still afraid to wear makeup and goes out very simple and sober. The things that she did was no job an ordinary woman can do. I am sorry but we are not allowed to mention much of this.

I saved this post for Halloween so that I can tell you that as funny as you take Halloween we can’t take our days as funny as that. If you go to Google and type Kali Chaudaus you won’t get many references on anything related to it. That’s the kind of day it is.

Kali Chaudaus and Halloween are almost the same. You go out for trick or treat, we go out to ward off evil spirits from the houses.

You go out and have fun, we stay in and have fun more quietly but yes, we do.

You believe in ghosts and so do we.

Another name for Kali Chaudaus is Bhoot Chaturdashi. (Ghost night).

Here is a video that explains kali Chaudaus in detail. Hope you enjoy.

Written in English do watch it.

Hello, fellow brothers and sisters in India. If I am going wrong somewhere please tell me. I am not much aware of the rituals. Sorry if I hurt your feelings in some way.

That’s it for today. Hope you enjoyed my blog. Do like, share and follow my blog for more information on India and it’s very sacred and beautiful rituals.

Hope you enjoyed, tell me how you celebrated your Halloween and if I missed any information about Kali Chaudas please comment and inform me. No harsh comments allowed unless you want harsh consequences.

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Thank you for your valuable time.


  1. I had never heard of this so I found it particularly fascinating.

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    1. It is very fascinating Kim. There is absolutely no reference to the strange incidents that happened on kali Chaudaus but people talk about it a lot. We know the things that happen but nobody dares to mention it. Creepy, right?

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  2. Thanks for that really interesting history of your own culture, Suzan. It is very true that everywhere has its own, ‘ghost night’, whatever the language or religion.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. You are welcome. I know it’s actually so fascinating.

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