Chhath Puja or Dala Chhath Pooja, a popular festival in North India, is observed on the sixth day of Kartik Month. In 2014, Chhath Puja date is October 29.
Chhath Pooja or Dala Chhath Puja is celebrated for four days which begins on Kartik Sashti. Chhath Puja is also observed as Surya Shashti.
Chhath Puja 2014 dates – Chhath Puja 2014 calendar:
27 October 2014 – Chhath Nahai Khai
28 October 2014 – Chhath Kharna
29 October 2014 – Sanjha Urga Puja
30 October 2014 – Subah Urga Puja
30 October 2014 – Chhath Paran ritual
Chhath Puja is also celebrated in foreign countries like USA, UK, UAE, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and many other countries where Hindu Bihari population is in large numbers.
Chhath Puja in USA – October 29, 2014
Chhath Puja in Canada – October 29, 2014
Chhath Puja in UK – October 29, 2014
Chhath Puja in UAE – October 29, 2014
Chhath Puja in Singapore – October 29, 2014
Chhath Puja in Malaysia – October 29, 2014
Chhath Puja in Australia – October 30, 2014
Chhath Puja in New Zealand – October 30, 2014
On Surya Shashti or Chhath Puja, Surya Bhagwan (Sun God) is worshipped. Chhath Puja is an important festival for the people of Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
In Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh, Chhath is observed as Surya Shashti. In temples dedicated to Surya bhagwan, Surya Shashti is a main celebrations time. Famous Surya temples are – Konark Surya temple of Orissa and Arasavilli Surya Devalayam in Andhra Pradesh.