Charak Puja 2021 | Neel Pooja | Charak Puja in Bengal in Chaitra Month

Charak Puja or Neel Pooja, also known as Hajrha Puja, is observed in mainly in Bengal and Bangladesh on the last day of Bengali Chaitra month. Charak Pooja day is also popular as Chaitra Songkranti. Charak Puja 2021 date is April 14. Neel Puja is performed on April 13, 2021.

This puja is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devotees celebrate this festival to satisfy or please Lord Shiva in order to be blessed with happiness and prosperity.

A group of people from villages go to other villages to collect the necessary items like paddy, oil, sugar, salt, honey, money and other material with the arranged cosmetics like Shiva, Parvati, and Narod. The cosmetic Shiva is termed as ‘Neel Pagol or ‘Jal Katha. Devotees worship Lord Shiva throughout the night and distribute Prasod.

Next day to Charak Puja is celebrated as Poila Baisakh or Bengali New Year or Nabo Barsha in Bengal.

Panchang, 14 April 2021

Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:57 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:46 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 07:15 AM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 08:49 PM

Today’s Panchangam:

Tithi : Dwitiya upto 12:47 PM Tritiya
Nakshatra : Bharani upto 05:23 PM Krittika
Yoga : Priti upto 04:16 PM Ayushman
Karana : Kaulava upto 12:47 PM Taitila upto 02:06 AM, Apr 15 Garaja
Paksha : Shukla Paksha
Weekday : Budhawara


Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Chaitra – Purnimanta Chaitra – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi

Shubh Muhurat:

Abhijit : None
Amrit Kalam : 11:58 AM to 01:46 PM

Time to avoid:

Rahu Kalam : 12:22 PM to 01:58 PM
Yamaganda : 07:33 AM to 09:09 AM
Gulikai Kalam : 10:45 AM to 12:22 PM
Dur Muhurtam : 11:56 AM to 12:47 PM
Varjyam :  — — —

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  2. Narayana says:

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  3. Dwarakanath says:

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  11. Kakoli says:

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  12. Neela Dasgupta says:

    I was born on 13 April, Neel Sashti. My mother told me on Neelsashti, Lord Shiva bacame Neelkanth, hence the name Neelsashti. Is it correct. On Shivaratri, Lord Shiva n Parvati were married.

  13. Chandrima Chakravarty says:

    Want to know the date of Neel puja this year