Chhath Puja 2021 date, time and meaning

Chhath Puja is a four-day festival where devotees worship the sun god – Surya. Chhath Puja is also known as Surya Shashti, Chhath, Chhathi, Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, and Dala Chhath. The festival is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and the bordering regions of Uttar Pradesh.
Chhath Puja 2021 begins on Monday, November 8, 2021 and ends on Thursday, November 12, 2021. According to Hindu tradition, devotees worship the Sun God and his consort Usha to express their gratitude and seek their blessings. The faithful gather and bathe in rivers, ponds and other bodies of water during the four days of festivities.
Chhath Puja Day 1 (Nahay-Khay) – Monday November 8, 2021
The first day of Chhath Puja is known as “Nahay-Khay”. On this day, those who want to keep the Chhath Puja vrat wake up early in the morning and worship Lord Surya first, then eat only food. Chhath Puja Nahay-Khay 2021 will be observed on November 8, 2021.
Chhath Puja Day 2 (Kharna) – Tuesday November 9, 2021
The second day of Chhath Puja is known as “Kharna”. On this day, devotees fast throughout the day and in the evening Kheer rice with jaggery and roti is prepared and offered to the gods. Those who keep Chhath vrat will eat the prasad Chhath Puja Kharna and continue to fast for the next two days. This year, the Chhath Puja Kharna 2021 will be observed on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
Chhath Puja Day 3 (Sandhya Arghya) – Wednesday November 10, 2021
The third day of Chhath Puja is known as “Sandhya Arghya”. On this day, devotees gather rivers, ponds and other bodies of water to offer Sandhya Arghya – evening offerings – to the Sun Lord and his wife Usha. This year, the Chhath Puja Sandhya Arghya 2021 will be offered on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Chhath Puja Day 4 (Usha Arghya) – Thursday November 11, 2021
The fourth day of Chhath Puja is known as the “Usha Arghya” day. On this day, devotees visit nearby rivers, ponds, and other bodies of water to offer Usha Arghya – the morning offerings – to the Sun Lord and his wife Usha. Usha Arghya concludes the Chhath Puja festivities. Those who keep Chhath Puja fast break their fast after consuming Chhath Puja Prasad.
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