Chhat puja (Dala Chhat) is an ancient festival dedicated to Sun God or Surya Bhagwan. Chhat Puja is celebrated in North Indian states especially in Bihar and Jharkhand.
Dala Chhath Puja 2013 date is November 8. Chhat Puja is also celebrated in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In Tamil Nadu, North Indian people celebrate Chhat Puja at Coastal regions.
What is Chhat?
The word Chhat means the number 6. As the festival begins on the sixth day of the Hindu month Kartik (October – November), the festival is referred as Chhat Puja.
The festival of Chhat falls a week after Diwali. In Bihar, Dala Chhat is celebrated for four days. On Chhath Puja, Surya dev (Sun God) is worshipped.
Dala Chhath Puja 2012 date was November 19.