Chitragupta Puja, also known as Dawat Puja, is a ritual observed during Diwali festival. In 2017, Chitragupta Puja date is October 21. It is celebrated on Bhai Dooj, two days after Diwali, in North India.
Chitragupta Pooja marks the birthday or Jayanthi of Chitragupta and it is mainly celebrated by Katyastha caste.
Chitragupta is the son of Lord Brahma. He was emerged from Brahmas body as his 17th son. The legend or story says that to assist Yamaraj, the Lord of death, Chitragupta was created by Brahma.
On Chitragupta Jayanthi or Chitragupta Pooja, Chitragupta is worshipped with shodashopachar puja by Kayastha people. This puja is also known as Dawat Puja which is the biggest festival for Kayastha caste.