Krishna Kills Demon

In Tamil Nadu Diwali is celebrated on Naraka Chaturdasi which comes a day before actual Diwali. According to the legend on this day Lord Krishna freed 16000 women who were held prisoner by Narakasura by killing him. Since then the day is celebrated to commemorate the victory of good over evil. Also, the statue of Narakasur made of paper effigies is burnt symbolising burning of evil.