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Chhath Puja is the biggest and historical Vedic festival of India. This Ancient Festival dedicated to Chhathi Maiya (known to as sister of Surya) and Lord Surya. This Historical Festival Is Celebrated More In Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh and for Nepal. This Ancient Festival is dedicated to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya (another name for Goddess Usha from the Vedic period)


The god of light, life force and energy is worshipped to promote well being, development and the prosperity of human beings. Through This Festival, People thanks the Sun God for a period of four days. The devotees who fast during This Festival are called Vrati.



Chhath Puja 2018 Dates



Chhath Puja 2018


Chhath Puja, Traditionally Celebrated Twice a year Once in Summer and Another Time In Winter. The Karthik Chhath mainly celebrated in the month of October and November. The Karthik Chhath is Performed on Kartika Shukla Shashti, Which is the sixth day of Kartika according to the Hindu calendar. Also, Remeber as the sixth day after Diwali.


This Festival also celebrated in summers as we discussed above known as Chaiti Chhath.


The Chhath Puja is being Celebrated for Four Days from 11th of November To 14th November. Surya Shashthi is the main day falling on the 13th of November.





Date



day



Ritual


11 NovemberSundayNahay-Khay
12 NovemberMondayLohanda and Kharna
13 NovemberTuesdaySandhya Argh
14 NovemberWednesdaySuryodaya/Usha Argh and Paran


Why this festival named as  'Chhath'?


This festival named as Chhath Because The Meaning of the word "Chhath" is six in Nepali and Hindi Language and as we already know that this festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the month Karthika. That's Why this festival is named as Chhath Puja.



Chhath Puja 2018



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