Today is Hindu Halloween aka Bhootchaturdashi, tomorrow Mother Goddess Kali will be worshipped, she is Lord Shiva’s wife, who lords over ghosties and ghoulies so most probably he sends them over to earth to check out things before his wife visits earth.
Whatever the reasons maybe Hindus believe that ghosts roaom on earth on this night, so they light up earthen lamps/candles at their doors and windows to keep them out. 🙂
Happy Hindu Halloween aka Bhootchaturdashi!
This year Bhootchaturdashi is on the same day as Dhanteras, when northern India worships Goddess Laxmi, so,