This year, Kartik Chhath Puja 2021 is being celebrated from 10 Novembeer 2021.
Chhath Puja celebrated in November is known as Bada Chhath Puja or Summer Chhath puja or Kartik Chhath Puja. Chhath Puja celebrated in April or May is known as Chaiti Chhath Puja or April Chhath or Winter Chhath.
Chhath Puja is one of the most important festivals of Hindus. Every year we celebrate Chhath two times, one in November and another in April.
This year Kartik Chhath Puja 2021 is celebrated from Wednesday, 10th November. Chhath Puja is mostly celebrated in Bihar of India.
Kartik Chhath Puja 2021 Date
|10 November 2021||Wednesday||Nahay Khay||Chaturthi|
|11 November 2021||Thursdays||Kharna||Panchami|
|12 November 2021||Friday||Sandhya Arghya||Shashthi|
|13 November 2021||Saturday||Suryoday Argha||Saptami|
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Chaiti Chhath puja 2021 Date
|5 April 2021||Tuesday||Nahay Khay||Chaturthi|
|6 April 2021||Wednesday||Kharna||Panchami|
|7 April 2021||Thurusday||Sandhya Arghya||Shashthi|
|19 April 2021||Friday||Parana Day||Saptami|
It is a festival celebrated with much fanfare in some states of Nepal and India. It is mostly celebrated in the Tarai region of Nepal and Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Jharkhand of India. It is celebrated in North Asia.
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Chati Chhath Puja 2021, one of the biggest festivals of Mithila and Bihar, is also widely celebrated in other states like Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. Recent years have seen it being celebrated with great fanfare in the Capital City, Delhi too. This is perhaps due to the large population from these states that have now moved to Delhi.
The festival involves worshiping and thanking the Hindu Sun God over a period of four days, during which most devotees keep a fast. Traditionally, the festival is observed twice a year – once during the summer season and the second during winters.
Kartik Chhath is performed in the month of October-November and Chaiti Chhath falls in the early months of summer.
This year, Chaiti Chhath Puja is being celebrated from 18th April. According to the lunar calendar, it falls on the sixth day of April month.
Here’s all you need to know about Chaiti Chhath Puja 2021:
1. The festival is celebrated as a thanksgiving to the Hindu God of Sun.
2. A devotee who observes a fast during Chhath is called Bharati. Devotees are expected to fast for four days.
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3. Chhath involves devotees praying at the riverbank during sunrise and sunset. Scientifically, solar energy has the lowest level of ultraviolet radiation during this time, which makes it beneficial for the body.
4. The first day of Chaiti Chhath is called Nahai Khai. It starts by taking a dip in the holy Ganges or by sprinkling Ganga-Jal (holy water) and worshiping the Sun God after which Kaddu-Bhaat (pumpkin curry and rice) along with channa dal is prepared and eaten.
5. On the first day, devotees abstain from eating, apart from the morning meal, until the next day’s evening (Kharna) where they eat kheer (cooked rice in jaggery or milk), Puries, and fruits. The second day of Chaiti Chhat is known as Lohand or Kharna or Barauna.
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6. The third day of Chaiti Chhath is called Sandhya Argha or Sandhya Ghat (Evening Offering). Those on a fast, completely abstain from eating anything on this day. The sinking sun is worshiped and given offerings (Argha) in the evening.
7. The final day of Chaiti Chhat is called Suryoday Argha (Paran Day) or Bhorwa Ghat (Morning Arghya). On this day devotees giving Argha and worshiping the sun early in the morning post which devotees break their fast (Paran) by consuming the Chhath Prasad including kheer, sweets, Thekua, and fruits.
8. Rice, wheat, fresh fruits, dry fruits, coconut, nuts, jaggery, and dollops of ghee go into the making of traditional chhath meals as well as Chhath Prasad.
9. Meals during Chhath – especially the Chhath Prasad – are prepared strictly without onion, garlic, and salt. Some devotees may use rock salt.
Celebration of the new harvest. The offerings given to SuryaDevta include fruits and food preparation made with this fresh harvest.
Happy Chaiti Chhath Puja 2021 🙂
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