Updated: November 20, 2020 3:03:40 pm
Chhath Puja 2020 Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Time, Samagri, Mantra: Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to the Sun God. It is observed for four days. Although the puja begins on the fourth day after Diwali, the festival is celebrated with much gusto on the sixth day. This year the much-awaited festival will be celebrated on November 20, primarily in Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. Devotees offer prayers and seek blessings from the Sun God Surya and his sister Chhathi Maiyya.
The word chhath translates to ‘sixth’ in Nepali, Maithili and Bhojpuri languages. Celebrated on the sixth day of the month of Karthik, the first day of the festival is known as Nahay Khay when devotees go to holy water bodies and take a dip and also observe fasts. On the next day, known as Kharna, devotees observe fast without drinking water from sunrise to sunset. The fast is broken only after offering food to the Sun after 36 hours.
The festival is known by different names like Pratihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi and Surya Shashthi.
According to drikpanchang.com, the timings are as follows.
Shashthi Tithi begins – 06.44 am on November 20, 2020
Shashthi Tithi ends – 05.56 pm on November 20, 2020
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