Chhath Puja 2019 Date in India Calendar: In 2019, the festival will be celebrated from October 31 and continue till November 3. with ‘Nahaye Khaye’ on October 31, ‘Kharna’ on November 1, ‘Sandhya Arghya’ on November 2 and ‘Usha Arghya’ on November 3.
Chhath Puja 2018 Date in India: It is believed that the celebration of Chhath puja may predate to the ancient Vedas, as the rituals performed during the puja are similar to the ones mentioned in Rig Veda, in which the Sun god is worshipped.
“The rituals demand that the auspicious objects or arghya is flown in the water. This was leading to a lot of pollution in the Upvan lake, where we generally gather to celebrate the festival. There were a lot of security risks as well in the lake,” Vinay said.
This year, Chhath Puja will be celebrated from November 11 and continue till November 14, with 'Nahaye Khaye' on November 11, 'Kharna' on November 12, Sandhya Arghya on November 13 and Usha Arghya on November 14. It is celebrated four days after Diwali.
Chhath Puja is an important Hindu festival, which is mainly dedicated to the worship of the Sun god and his wife Usha. Here are few pictures how devotees in India and Nepal are celebrating the festival.