image image image
Chhath Puja Chhath, also known as Dala Chhath is an important festival celebrated in india and neighbouring Hindu areas in which setting Sun (dawn) is worshiped .
Chhath Puja takes place during 6th day ( Shasthi) lunar fortnight of Kartik month (October last to mid November). The festival lasts for four days. There is also a "Chaiti Chhath" celebrated just after Holi during Chaitra Navratri in the month of Chaitra (March last to mid April).
Featured Ad Mutants Technologies
Web Designing, Mobile Applicaton and Portal Development and Search Engine Optimisation

Featured Ad Muzaffarpur Chhath Puja Samiti Wish You A Very Happy Chhath Puja 2012

Basantpur Puja Samiti

The word CHHATH denotes the number 6 in Hindi and the festival begins on the sixth day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik, which corresponds to months of October and November in the Gregorian calendar (a week after Diwali). Chhath is the holiest Hindu festival of Bihar and extends to four days.

Day 1:- Nahai Khai (Bath & Eat):- The first day of the puja is known as Nahai Khai (Bath & Eat), the Vrati (devotees) take a bath preferably in sacred river Ganga and bring the holy water to cook offerings (Prasad) at home.

Day 2:- Kharna :– A whole day fast (without water) is observed by the vratis (devotees). The vratis end their fast in the evening after performing puja. Offerings (Prasad) are comprises of Rasiao-kheer (rice delicacy), puris (deep-fried puffs of wheat flour) or chapatti and bananas - are distributed among family, friends and visitors.

Day 3:- Sandhya Arghya (Evening offering) :– Devotees observe fast without consuming water. The whole day is spent in preparing puja offerings. All the offerings are kept in tray made up of bamboo. Offerings comprises of Thekua, coconut, banana and other seasonal fruits.

The evening ritual is performed at the banks of river or pond or any clean water body. All the devotees, family, friends and visitors assemble their and the agrahya is offered to the setting Sun. ‘Kosi’ – One of the most charming events during Chhath Puja known as ‘Kosi’ is celebrated at the courtyard of the house after evening offerings. Lightened earthen lamps (diyas) are kept beneath the covering of five sugarcane sticks or 24 sticks (as per local tradition). The same event also takes place at the ghats in the early morning before morning offerings (arghyas).

Day 4:- Bihaniya Arghya (Morning offerings):– This is the last and final event of the auspicious puja, the devotees again with their family, friends and relatives assemble on the bank of river or pond to offer arghyas (offerings) to the rising Sun. After performing arghyas devotees break their fast. Ginger and Sugar are used by devotees to break their fast (as per local tradition).
Festival Of Colours
Makar Sankranti
Festival Of Sankranti
Festival Of Lohri
Festival Of Pongal
Maha Shivratri
Festival Of Maha Shivratri
Vasant Panchami
Saraswati Puja
Ram Navami
Festival Of Ram Navami
Guru Purnima
Festival Of Guru Purnima
Rath Yatra
Festival Of Rath Yatra
Ganesh Chaturthi
Ganesh Chaturthi
Festival Of Onam
Raksha Bandhan
Festival Of Raksha Bandhan
Festival Of Navratra
Festival Of Dusshera
Karva Chauth
Festival Of Karva Chauth
Bhai Dooj
Festival Of Bhai Dooj
Govardhan Puja
Festival Of Brahmotsavam
Karni Mata Mela
Karni Mata Mela
Pitr Paksh
Festival Of Pitr Paksh
Festival Of Ramlila
Sitabari fair
Festival Of Sitabari fair
Aanvla Navami
Aanvla Navami
Dev Uthani Ekadashi
Dev Uthani Ekadashi
Festival Of Dhanteras
Maharishi Valmiki jayanti
Maharishi Valmiki jayanti
Festival Of Rambarat

Hindu Festival Month Wise

This Month Festivals

Festivals in oct-Nov 2009

Durga Puja