Hal Sashti Vrat (Har Chhath Pujan) is observed mainly in North India. In 2020, Hal Sashti Vrat date is August 9.
It falls on Sixth day after Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan festival), Shukla Paksha Sashti in Bhadrapad Month as per North Indian Hindi calendar.
Hal Sashti vrat is observed to celebrate the birthday of Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Sri Krishna. Sometimes, Balarama is also referred to as an incarnation of Lord Vishnu (one of Sri Maha Vishnu’s ten incarnations – Dasavatara).
Hal Sashti is observed with various names: Har Chhath, Lalahi Sashti, Lala Chhath, Chandra Sashti in Rajasthan and Randhan Chhath in Gujarat…
Panchang, 9 August 2020
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:04 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:59
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)22:45 Chandrastama (Moonset)10:41
Paksha (Fortnight) Krishna Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Shashthi – Full Night
Nakshatra Revati – 19:06
Yoga Dhriti – 06:45
Karana Vanija – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Sharvari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Pramadicha
Rahu Kalam: 17:22 – 18:59
Gulika Kalam: 15:46 – 17:22
Yama Gandam: 12:32 – 14:09
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Karka
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Meena – 19:06:33
Amrita Kalam 16:25 – 18:12
Abhijit: 12:06 – 12:58
Time to Avoid
Durmuhurthams: 17:16 – 18:08
Hal Sashti in Previous Years
In 2019, Hal Sashti Vrat date was August 21.
In 2018, Hal Sashti Vrat date was September 1.
In 2017, Hal Sashti Vrat date was August 13.
In 2016, Hal Sashti Vrat date was August 23.
In 2015, Hal Sashti Vrat date was September 3.
In 2014, Hal Sashti Vrat date was August 16.
In 2013, Hal Sashti Vrat date was August 26.