Chhath Puja 2021 Date

Chhath Puja 2021 Date


Chhath Puja is dedicated to Sun God or Lord Surya and his wife known as "Chhathi Maiya" or Goddess Usha. Lord Surya is the deity worshipped during four days of Chhath Puja and the Sun God and his wife Usha are thanked for providing life on earth. Chhath Puja occurs the sixth day after Diwali and the fasting is mainly observed in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, UP and also Nepal by women folks for the well-being of sons and the happiness of the family. The main day to perform Chhath Puja is Kartika Shukla Shashthi, which is the sixth day of the Kartik month.

Chhath Puja Nahay Khay

First day of Chhath Puja is known as Nahay Khay in which only a single meal is taken by women observers. A dip in the holy waters especially in river Ganga takes place on this day. Women folks who observe Chhath take only single meal on this day.

Chhath Puja Kharna

Second day of Chhath is known as Kharna. Women fast on this day from sunrise to sunset without water. After offering food to the Sun God at sunset, the fast is broken.

Chhath Puja Evening Arghya

Third day fasting in chatth puja starts after having Prasad on the second day. The prasad offerings include kheer, thekua, rice laddu and other things. On the third main day of Chhath Puja, a full day fast without water is observed. Arghya is offered to Sun in the evening. This is the main ritual and the only day of the year when Arghya is offered to the Sun in the evening. The third day Chatth Puja fasting continues for the whole night. Parana is done on the next day after sunrise.

Chhath Puja Usha Arghya 

Arghya is offered to the rising Sun and it is known as Usha Arghya on the fourth and final day of Chhath. The 36 hours long fast is thus completed. Chhath Puja is also known by the names of Pratihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi and Surya Shashthi.

Jai Chhat Maiya!

Why it is called Chhath?

The word Chhath means "six" as this festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the month of Kartik.

Chhath Puja History

It is believed that Chhath Puja was celebrated by Draupadi and the Pandavas of Hastinapur during ancient times to solve their problems and regain their lost kingdom.

Rig Veda mantras are chanted while worshipping the sun. It is believed that Chhath Puja was first started during Mahabharata times by Surya Putra Karna who ruled over the Anga Desh (which is now Bhagalpur in Bihar). 

Chhath Puja Muhurat/ Chhath Puja 2021 Date is given below: 

Chhath Puja Calendar 2021, Surya Shashthi Calendar

Chhath Puja Day 1 (8th November 2021, Monday) - Chaturthi, Nahay Khay
Chhath Puja Day 2 (9th November 2021, Tuesday) - Panchami, Lohanda and Kharna
Chhath Puja Day 3 (10th November 2021, Wednesday) - Shashthi, Chhath Puja, Sandhya Arghya
Chhath Puja Day 4 (11th November 2021, Thursday) - Saptami, Usha Arghya, Parana Day

Sunrise on Chhath Puja Day - 06:03 AM (Patna, Bihar Time)
Sunset on Chhath Puja Day - 05:03 PM (Patna, Bihar Time)

Shashthi Tithi Begins - 10:35 AM on Nov 09, 2021
Shashthi Tithi Ends - 08:25 AM on Nov 10, 2021

Jay Chhath Maiya! We at www.durganavratri.in wishes Happy Chhath Puja to all! 

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