Charak Puja 2023 | 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 2023 date is April 14. Neel Puja is performed on April 13, 2023.

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 2023

Suryodayam (Sunrise) : 05:51 AM
Suryastama (Sunset) : 06:30 PM
Chandrodayam (Moonrise) : 02:32 AM, Apr 15
Chandrastama (Moonset) : 12:38 PM

Today’s Panchangam:

Tithi : Navami upto 11:13 PMDashami
Nakshatra : Uttara Ashadha upto 09:14 AMShravana
Yoga : Taitila upto 12:24 PM Garaja upto 11:13 PM Vanija
Karana : Siddha upto 09:37 AM Sadhya
Weekday : Shukrawara
Paksha : Krishna Paksha


Shaka Samvat : 1945 Shobhakrit
Chandramasa : Vaishakha – Purnimanta Chaitra – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2080 Nala
Gujarati Samvat : 2079 Aananda

Shubh Muhurat:

Abhijit Muhurat : 11:45 AM to 12:36 PM
Amrit Kalam : 09:54 PM to 11:24 PM

Time to avoid:

Rahu Kalam : 10:36 AM to 12:11 PM
Yamaganda : 03:21 PM to 04:56 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 07:26 AM to 09:01 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 08:23 AM to 09:13 AM 12:36 PM to 01:27 PM
Varjyam : 12:58 PM to 02:27 PM

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  2. Narayana says:

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  3. Dwarakanath says:

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  5. TIRTHA says:

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  6. Arihaan says:

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  8. Pandya says:

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  9. Jyotishmati says:

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  11. Kakoli says:

    What time of neel puja mhurth 2023

  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