Hal Sashti Vrat (Har Chhath Pujan) is observed mainly in North India. In 2019, Hal Sashti Vrat date is August 21.
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, 21 August 2019
Suryodayam (Sunrise) 06:08 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 18:51
Chandrodayam (Moonrise)22:34 Chandrastama (Moonset)10:41
Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha
Tithi (Lunar Day) Shashthi – Full Night
Nakshatra Ashwini – 24:48*
Yoga Ganda – 16:58
Karana Vanija – Full Night
Purnimanta Month Bhaadrupada
Amavasyanta Month Sraavana
Shaka Samvatsara: Vikari
Vikram Samvat Varsha: Paridhavi
Rahu Kalam: 12:29 – 14:05
Gulika Kalam: 10:54 – 12:29
Yama Gandam: 07:44 – 09:19
Ravi Rashi (Sun Sign) Simha
Chandra Rashi (Moon Sign) Mesha
Amrita Kalam 16:54 – 18:39
Time to Avoid
Varjyam Kalam 20:25 – 22:10
Durmuhurthams: 12:04 – 12:55
Hal Sashti in Previous Years
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.