Chhath Puja 2021 date: Check out Surya Pujan morning, evening time and other important details

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Updated Nov 05, 2021 | 08:52 IST

Chhath Puja 2021 dates and significant details: Chhath Puja, dedicated to the Hindu god of the Sun, is celebrated on the Sashti Tithi of Kartik, Shukla Paksha. However, the festivities span over four days. Read on to know the Chhath Puja 2021 dates and the morning and evening puja time.

Chhath Puja 2021 date: Surya Pujan morning and evening time
Pic credit: istockphoto. Chhath Puja 2021 date: Surya Pujan morning and evening time 

Key Highlights

  • Chhath Puja is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and in the neighbouring country - Nepal
  • On this day, women keep a day-long fast and break it only on the next morning
  • This festival is dedicated to the the Hindu god of the Sun

Chhath Puja is a four-day-long festival celebrated by those who hail from Bihar, Jharkhand and the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh. Devotees of Chhathi Maiya in Nepal also observe the Chhath Puja vrat. Women fast for three days and offer their prayers to the Sun God, one of the oldest deities mentioned in the Rig Veda. The third day of the festival (the sixth day of the Hindu month of Kartik, Shukla Paksha/waxing phase of the Moon) is the main Chhath puja day. And it is preceded by a ritual called Nahay Khay on the Chaturthi Tithi, Kharna on Panchami Tithi, followed by Usha Arghya on the Saptami Tithi. Read on to know the Chhath Puja 2021 dates and significance.

The sunrise and sunset time are of great significance because they represent the cycle of birth and death.

Chhath Puja 2021 dates and sunrise and sunset time

Chhath Puja

Day 1 - November 8- Nahay Khay

The first day (Chaturthi tithi of Kartika, Shukla Paksha) of the Chhath Puja is referred to as Nahay Khay. On this day, women dip in the Ganga or any other holy river/water body.

Sunrise - 6:38 AM

Sunset - 5:31 PM

Day 2 - November 9 - Karna 

On the second day, i.e., on the Panchami Tithi, devotees celebrate Kharna by observing Nirjala vrat (fasting without drinking even a drop of water) from sunrise to sunset. They break their fast only after offering their prayers to the Sun God during the evening. On this day, women prepare sweets, mainly kheer as prasad. 

Sunrise - 6:39 AM

Sunset - 5:31 PM

Day 3 - November 10 - Chhath puja

The third day of the festival is the main puja day, and it is called Chhath Puja (which is observed on Shashti Tithi). On this day, women offer Sandhya Arghya. Women observe a day-long fast and break it only on the following day after sunrise. On Chhath Puja day, women worship Chhati Maiya, the Sun God and his consorts Usha (Goddess of Dawn) and Pratyusha (the Goddess of Dusk).

Sunrise - 6:40 AM

Sunset - 5:30 PM

Day 4 - November 11 - Usha Arghya

Women, who observe the Chhat Puja vrat, break their fast (do the Parana) on the fourth day, i.e., on the Saptami Tithi. On this day, women offer their prayers and water to the Sun God.

Sunrise - 6:41 AM

Sunset - 5:29 PM

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