Chhat Puja is also known as Surya Shasthi or Daalaa Chhat. This Chhat Puja festival begins on Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends on Kartik Shukla Saptami.
When is chhat Puja festival in 2016?
In the year 2016 Chhat Puja festival dates are as follows -
1. First Day - This is the day of bathing and eating.
2. Second Day - This is the day of fasting.
3. Third Day - This is the day of saandhya Arghya. They offer arghya to the Sun God in the Evening.
4. Fourth Day - This the the day of Suryoday Arghya and Paaranaa or breaking the fast.
Why is Chhat Puja Celebrated ?
Chhat Puja festival is celebrated to worship the Sun god or Surya Dev. Besides Surya Dev Goddess Shasthi is also worshiped with great devotion.
The Importance of Chhat Puja -
Shashti is beloved to be the form of goddess Durga. Shasthi Puja and vrat is observed for longevity and getting a good son.
Where is Chhat Puja Celebrated ?
Chhat Puja is mainly the festival of Bihar, Jharkhand and some parts of Uttar Pradesh. The people celebrate this festival with great devotion and faith.