Chhat puja (Dala Chhat) is an ancient festival dedicated to Surya Bhagwan (Sun God)

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.

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  1. Ritesh says:

    I heard there is a book on scientific side of Chhath by name Chhath Mahagyaan – science of chhath. Years back, tried finding it but couldnt get in the market. Later i came across this website of the same book. Check all the pages of this site

    I am pasting some lines of the website

    The word Chhath is a compound of two words; Chah means 6 stages and Hath refers to the science of Hath Yog (austerity).

    The word Chhath refers to the process of consciously obtaining the solar energy through 6 stages involving the methods similar to Hath Yog.

    Hath here refers to the austerities like fasting, standing in water, etc.

    According to another viewpoint, the word Chhath comes from number 6, which signifies its starting date (6th day of the month of Kartik in the Hindu calendar).

    Stages of Chhath (Conscious Photoenergization Process)

    The entire process of Chhath is divided into 6 scientific stages of Conscious Cosmic Solar Energy Infusion Technique (Conscious Photoenergization Process).

    Stage 1: Fasting and the discipline of cleanliness leads to detoxification of the body and mind. This stage prepares the body and mind of the Vratti (devotee) to receive the cosmic solar energy.

    Stage 2: Standing in a water body with half the body (navel deep) in the water minimizes the leak of energy and helps the prana (psychic energy) to move up the sushumna (psychic channel in the spine).

    Stage 3: Cosmic Solar Energy enters the Vratti’s pineal, pituitary and hypothalamus glands (Triveni complex) through retina and optic nerves.

    Stage 4: Activation of Triveni (tri-glandular complex) Pineal, pituitary and hypothalamus

    Stage 5: A kind of Polarization of happens in the spine, which results in the Vratti’s gross and subtle bodies getting transformed into a cosmic powerhouse. This can also lead to the awakening of the latent psychic energy popularly known as the Kundalini Shakti.

    Stage 6: The body of Vratti (devotee) becomes a channel, which conducts, recycles and transmits the energy into the entire universe.

    Retina is a kind of photoelectric material, which emits subtle energy when exposed to light. Hence, very subtle electric energy starts flowing from retina. This energy (photo-bio-electricity) is transmitted from retina to the Pineal gland by the optic nerves connecting the retina to the pineal gland. This leads to activation of the pineal gland. Pineal gland is in close proximity with the pituitary and hypothalamus glands (together, three glands are called Triveni) due to which, the energy generated in this process starts impacting these glands. Consequently, the pranic activity becomes uniform, giving the Vratti a good health and a calm mind.

  2. devashish says:

    may i know about chatt puja what to do after evening rituals in home usally

  3. Pankaj Pawan says:

    Hi, This time my mother in NJ along with me. She is doing chhath puja from so many years. Is anybody celeberating the Chhath puja in NJ? Any event related the Chhath puja in NJ, Please inform me .
    Thx in advance
    Pankaj pawan

  4. vikash kumar says:

    Can anyone tell me lakes where chhtah puja is performed in bangalore (preferably south bangalore)

  5. sirisha says:

    where can i do chhat puja in Pune


    This is very nice festival for all religions

  7. Ranjan says:

    Chhath is celebrated @ Sankey tank in Bangalore. I heard (not sure) that it is even done in Ulsoor lake.

  8. Rupam says:

    I trying to organize chhath puja celebration in bhartiya temple, PA . If anybody interested in sparing little time and suggestion plaese write me @

    Thank You.

  9. Rina says:

    Hi anyboby doing Chhath puja near NY/NJ. Kindly inform me at

  10. ajay says:

    i want to know the place in chennai where chhath puja is celebrated

  11. Masara says:

    essay on chhath puja in hindi and long

  12. Kishorekumar says:

    Free Download Song Of Bihari dala Chhath Puja