Chitragupta Puja (Dawat Puja) is the Jayanti of Chitragupta. In 2016, Chitragupta Puja date is November 1. It is mainly celebrated among Kayasta sect of Hindus.
It falls on the second day after Diwali. It is also celebrated as Bhai Dooj, Yama Dwitiya, Bhai Phonta, Bhatru Dwitiya, Bhai Tika and several parts of India and Nepal.
Chitragupta is the son of Lord Brahma. He was emerged from Brahmas body as his 17th son. The legend or story says that to assist Yamaraj, the Lord of death, Chitragupta was created by Brahma.
On Chitragupta Jayanthi or Chitragupta Pooja, Chitragupta is worshipped with shodashopachar puja by Kayastha people. This puja is also known as Dawat Puja which is the biggest festival for Kayastha caste.
Panchang, 1 November 2016
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:35 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 17:44
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) 07:38 Chandrastama (Moonset) 19:08
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Dwitiya – 28:11*
Nakshatra Vishakha – 15:01
Yoga Saubhagya – 23:47
Karana Kaulava – 28:11*
Purnimanta Month Kaartika
Amavasyanta Month Kaartika
Shaka Samvatsara: Durmukhi
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Saumya
Rahu Kalam: 14:57 – 16:21
Gulika Kalam: 12:10 – 13:33
Yama Gandam: 09:23 – 10:46
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Tula
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Tula – 08:16:11
Amrita Kalam 30:17* – 32:05*
Abhijit: 11:48 – 12:32
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 19:30 – 21:18
Durmuhurthams: 22:53 – 23:44
Today’s – Festivals / Vratam / Pooja / Jayanthi – Bhai Dooj, Yam Dwitiya, Bhatru Dwitiya, Chandra Darshan
Day Choghadiya Timings, 1 November 2016
Night Choghadiya Timings, 1 November 2016
|Amrut Choghadiya||23:53:52||01:30:19 *|
|Char Choghadiya||01:30:19||03:06:46 *|
|Rog Choghadiya||03:06:46||04:43:13 *|
|Kaal Choghadiya||04:43:13||06:19:40 *|