Looking for when is Chhath Puja (छठ पूजा) in 2017?
If yes, you have come to the right place. Chhath Puja (छठ पूजा) in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 26th October.
As per Hindu calendar, Chhath Puja(छठ पूजा) is celebrated on sixth( Shashthi, Chhath) day of Shukla paksha of Kartik month.
Chhath Puja (छठ पूजा), also known as ‘Surya Shashti, Dala Chhath’, is a Hindu festival celebrated mainly in the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Delhi, Mumbai, and Mauritius. Most elaborate festivities can be seen in the sate of Bihar, Jharkhand and some pars of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Chhat Puja (छठ पूजा) is usually observed in the month of October or November. However, Chhath Puja (छठ पूजा) in 2017 will be observed on Thursday, 26th November.
Chhath Puja (छठ पूजा) is the only Vedic festival dedicated to Lord Surya (the Sun God). In some parts of India, it is also known as ‘Surya Shashti’. It is a three to four (depending upon tithi) day festival that begins two days prior to Shashi and ends the day after. It is the most widely celebrated festival in the state of Bihar.