Chhath Puja (Pooja) Date, Muhurat, Vidhi, Do’s & Dont’s

The Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun and his wife Usha in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Jeet, considered as the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress.

In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders. The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days.

Muhurat timings:

Sunrise on Chhath Puja Day = 06:28
Sunset on Chhath Puja Day = 17:40

Shashthi Tithi Begins = 09:37 on 25/Oct/2017
Shashthi Tithi Ends = 12:15 on 26/Oct/2017

Mantra

ॐ सूर्य देवं नमस्ते स्तु गृहाणं करूणा करं |
अर्घ्यं च फ़लं संयुक्त गन्ध माल्याक्षतै युतम् ||

Dos and Don’ts of Chhath Puja: Important Points to Remember if you are performing the Chhath Puja

 

The very first day starts with bath and eat that marks the beginning of Chhath Puja.

The second day of this festival involves a day long fast or vrat till evening puja or worship. On this day devotees or vrattis do not take food and water until the evening worshipping of Chhathi Maiya. Rasiao is made with puris or chapattis as Prasad which is offered to the Chhathi Maiya during evening worship this day and with the same Prasad, vrattis break their day long fast.

Third day involves preparation for Puja Samagri, Prasad and offerings for Evening Arghya to Sun God.