By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 09, Nov 2021, 18:32 pm IST | UPDATED: 11, Nov 2021, 18:46 pm IST
New Delhi: The auspicious and much-revered widely celebrated festival of Chhath began this year on November 8 and will last till the 11th of this month. The festival is majorly celebrated in North India.
Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun god or Surya Dev where devotees pray to the supreme lord and his consort Usha and Pratusha (Chhathi Maiya) respectively.
Chhath Puja is a four-day long festival which starts with Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends on Kartik Shukla Saptami.
Day 1 is called Nahaye Khaye, Day 2 is called Rasiaav-Roti/Kharna or Lohanda, Day 3 is known as Sandhya Arghya and Day 4 is named as Usha Arghya respectively.
Chhath Puja on Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Sunrise on Chhath Puja Day - 06:40 AM
Sunset on Chhath Puja Day - 05:30 PM
Shashthi Tithi Begins - 10:35 AM on Nov 09, 2021
Shashthi Tithi Ends - 08:25 AM on Nov 10, 2021
Chhath Puja is widely celebrated in the country but predominantly it is the major festival in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and in parts of Nepal. Chhath Puja is believed to be the only Vedic Festival dedicated to Surya (the Sun God).
The sunrise and sunset timings hold great significance during this four-day-long festival. The main day of the festival includes Chhath Pujan and Sandhya Arghya on Shashthi.
Like last year, celebrations will be low-key due to the deadly novel coronavirus pandemic scare. Keeping the COVID-19 outbreak in consideration, social distancing and wearing of masks, gloves have been a must in all festivities.