Dawat Puja is a ritual dedicated to Chitragupta. In 2013, Dawat Puja date is November 5.
It is observed on Chitragupta Jayanthi (Bhai Dooj / Yama Dwitiya), just a couple of days following Diwali festival.
Dawat Puja is mainly observed in North India among the Kayastha caste of people.
As Dawat Puja marks Chitragupta Jayanti, Lord Chitragupta is worshipped with Shodashopachar Puja and o offered ial naivedya.
It is believed Chitragupta is the 17th son of Lord Brahma and emerged from his body.
In 2012, Dawat Puja date was November 15.