Chhat Puja
About The Festival

There are many festivals dedicated to worship the Gods and Goddesses to keep their blessings on the people living on the earth. Chhat festival is dedicated to worship the Sun. people pray to the God who is considered as the source of energy on earth and the main force to keep the life cycles intact. Those following Hinduism believes that Sun worshipping can help in curing a plethora of diseases by enriching life’s prosperity and longevity. The name Chhat means 6th. Because the festival starts from the 6th day of the particular month on each year.

Travel Tips

  • Wear saree or Indian attires during the festival.
  • It is a festival of Hindus. But all region’s people can join this festivity.
  • Avoid hurting the sentiments of the religion by commenting or doing any illicit unnecessary behaviour.
  • Avoid drinking and smoking.
  • If possible learn and know more about this occasion from a local resident or people.
  • If possible take a dip at river Ganga during this auspicious time.
  • Wear something colourful and shiny. The dominating colours are shades of red and orange.
  • Eat the savours made in the households for the purpose of puja.

When to visit

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The celebration happens for four consecutive days. Devotees start the day by taking holy dip at the holy river Ganga. They fasts for the day and avoids consuming water also. The prayer is held by standing in the water for long time and chanting the Vedic mantras of Surya pranam. The setting Sun is worshipped in the same way. After the festival is over, several types of home-made sweets and confectioneries are distributed among the friends and relatives.

Most Celebrated Places

Most celebrated places in the country are Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand.

How to Reach

Time Period

The festival is held for four days in the month of Kartik as per the lunar calendar which falls from October last to November only. Every year this starts from the 6th day of the month.