Looking for when is Chhath (छठ) in 2016?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Chhath (छठ) in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 6th November.
As per Hindu calendar, Chhath (छठ) is celebrated on sixth (Shashthi, Chhath) day of shukla paksha of Kartik month.
Chhath (छठ), also known as ‘Surya Shashthi, Dala Chhath’, is a Hindu festival celebrated mainly in northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Mumbai and Mauritius. Most elaborated festivities can be seen in the sate of Bihar, Jharkhand and some parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Chhat (छठ) is usually observed in the month of October or November. However, Chhath (छठ) in 2016 will be observed on Sunday, 6th November.
Chhath (छठ) is the only Vedic festival dedicated to Lord Surya (the Sun God). In some parts of India it is also known as ‘Surya Shashthi’. It is a three to four (depending upon tithi) day festival that begin two days prior to shashthi and ends the day after. It is the most widely celebrated festival in the state of Bihar.