Chhath Puja 2014 (Dala Chhath Pooja)

Chhath Puja or Dala Chhath Pooja, a popular festival in North India, is observed on the sixth day of Kartik Month. In 2014, Chhath Puja date is October 29. Chhath Pooja or Dala Chhath Puja is celebrated for four days which begins on Kartik Sashti. Chhath Puja is also observed as Surya Shashti. Chhath Puja […]

Chhat Puja Legend, Origin of Dala Chhat Pooja

Chhat Puja vrat katha or Legend or the origin of Chhat Puja (Dala Chhat) is associated with Mahabharat katha. Mahabharat has the reference of Chhat pooja. It is also mentioned that Chhath or Dala Chhat was started in the time of Mahabharat. Chhat Puja and Draupadi: Draupadi, wife of the Pandavas, has a great power to […]

Chhat Pooja Rituals, Four days of Chhat Pooja Festival

Chhat Pooja or Dala Chhath vrat, a main festival dedicated to Surya Bhagwan, is observed twice a year. Chhat Pooja is observed once in the summer, named Chaiti Chhath and another in the winter, a week after Diwali, called Kartik Chhath. Among these two Chhath festivals, Kartik Chhat is the most celebrated festival. Chhat Puja […]

Chhat Nahai Khai 2013, Lauki Bhat during Chhath Puja

Nahai Khai is the first day of Chhat puja festival. In 2013, Chhat Nahai Khai date is November 6. Nahai Khai means to take bath and to eat. Devotees perform early morning ritual bath (Suryodaya Purva) in the holy river of Ganga. Some special recipes are prepared on Nahai Khai day. Chhath Nahai Khai Puja […]

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 […]