Hal Sashti Vrat (Har Chhath Pujan) is observed mainly in North India. In 2021, Hal Sashti Vrat date is August 28.
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, 28 August 2021
Suryodayam(Sunrise) : 05:57 AM
Suryastama(Sunset) : 06:47 PM
Chandrodayam(Moonrise) : 10:22 PM
Chandrastama(Moonset) : 11:08 AM
Tithi : Shashthi upto 08:56 PM Saptami
Nakshatra : Bharani upto 03:35 AM, Aug 29 Krittika
Yoga : Dhruva upto Full Night
Karana : Garaja upto 07:49 AM Vanija upto 08:56 PM Vishti
Paksha : Krishna Paksha
Weekday : Shaniwara
Shaka Samvat : 1943 Plava
Chandramasa : Bhadrapada – Purnimanta Shravana – Amanta
Vikram Samvat : 2078 Aananda
Gujarati Samvat : 2077 Paridhavi
Abhijit : 11:56 AM to 12:48 PM
Amrit Kalam : 10:14 PM to 12:01 AM, Aug 29
Time to avoid:
Rahu Kalam : 09:10 AM to 10:46 AM
Yamaganda : 01:58 PM to 03:35 PM
Gulikai Kalam : 05:57 AM to 07:33 AM
Dur Muhurtam : 05:57 AM to 06:48 AM 06:48 AM to 07:40 AM
Varjyam : 11:31 AM to 01:18 PM
Hal Sashti in Previous Years
In 2020, Hal Sashti Vrat date is August 9.
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.