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Chhath Puja 2021: When is Chhath Puja In 2021? Check Significance, Puja Vidhi, Chhath Puja 2021 Date in India Calendar and More!

Chhath Puja 2021 Date, Puja Vidhi, Significance are all given in this article and The Chhath Puja is a unique festival celebrated mainly in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh and the Chhath Puja 2021 is observed with huge celebrations. During Chhath Puja 2021, women involve in strict fasting (without water), take a dip into rivers/water bodies, stand in water, and offer prayers, facing the sun for an extended period of time. In this article we have provided, Chhath puja 2021 date, Chhath puja 2021 date in Bihar. Also, check Chhath Puja date in India calendar and the Chhath Puja date for upcoming years on this page.

by Sheetal Kumbhar S | Updated Jul 27, 2021 11:53 AM

Chhath Puja 2021: When is Chhath Puja In 2021? Check Significance, Puja Vidhi, Chhath Puja 2021 Date in India Calendar and More!

Chhath Puja 2021

Chhath Puja, also called Sun Shashthi, is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Shashthi. It is celebrated six days after Diwali and mainly celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand with pure devotion. It is believed that worshipping Sun God and Chhathi Maiya on Chhath Puja,  helps to gain health, wealth, happiness, and prosperity. Chhath Puja is a folk festival that is celebrated for four days. This four-day festival starts with Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends with Kartik Shukla Saptami. 

When is Chhath Puja in 2021?

What is the Chhath puja date 2021? In the year 2021, Chhath puja will be celebrated on November 10, 2021.

Chhath Puja 2021 Date in India Calendar

Year Day Date
2019 Saturday October 2
2020 Friday November 20
2021 Tuesday November 10
2022 Sunday October 30
2023 Saturday November 18

Chhath Puja Date in Bihar 2021

Chhath puja is one of Bihar's main festivals. Bakargao at Nalanda temple and Ular Sun at Patna are particularly famous for their Chhath celebrations. 

Chhath Puja will begin on November 10 and end on November 11, 2021.

Significance of Chhath Puja & Chhathi Maiya

On Chhath Puja, people pray and devote the Sun God. The Sun is the only god visible to every human being, and the life of all the creatures on earth depends on the Sun god. On this day, people devote and worship both the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya. As per Vedic Astrology, Chhathi Maiya or Chhathi Mata ensures posterity and gives life span.

In the Hindu religion, the Shashthi Devi is also worshipped as the Manas Daughter of Brahma Ji. In the Puranas, she is likewise supposed to be the mother Katyayani, who is worshipped on Navratri on the Shashti date. Shashthi Devi is the incarnation of Chhath Maiya as per the residents of Bihar-Jharkhand.

Chhath Puja Vidhi

The following samagri is needed in Chhath puja and will be offered to the Sun God:

  •  Three large bamboo baskets, three soop made of bamboo or brass, plate, milk and glass

  •  Rice, red vermilion, lamp, coconut, turmeric, sugarcane, suthani, vegetable and sweet potato

  •  Pear, big lemons, honey, paan, whole herd, caravans, camphor, sandalwood and dessert

  •  In prasad, the following offering can be made: thekua, malpua, kheer-puri, semolina pudding, rice ladoos.

Chhath Puja Arghya Vidhi

Place the Chhath puja items/samagri in the bamboo basket. Place the prasad in soop and burn the lamp in the soop. Now all the women have to stand in water with their knees drowning in water with the traditional soop in their hands to offer arghya to the Sun.

Chhath Puja in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, MP and Chattisgarh

  • Chhath Puja in Bihar: Chhath puja is the most celebrated and one of the main festival of Bihar. Bakargao in Nalanda and Ular Sun temple in Patna are famous for their Chhath celebrations are popular in Bakargao in Nalanda and Ular Sun temple in Patna.

  • Chhath Puja in Uttar Pradesh: Chhath puja is also mainly celebrated in the Eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh. On this day, a public holiday is declared to celebrate this auspicious festival.

  • Chhath Puja in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh: Chhath puja is widely celebrated in India's central part in the states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.

Celebration For About 4 Days

  • 1st Day: Nahay Khay – This entails bathing in holy water and fasting for the entire day. Women who are fasting can only have one meal throughout the day. The dinner must be prepared at home.

  • 2nd Day: Lohanda and Kharna – A fast must be kept for the entire day. It is broken with prasad after sunset (popular: Kheer and Chapati). After that, another fast of 36 hours without water must be performed.

  • 3rd Day: Sandhya Arghya – Prasad is made at home and offered to the setting sun at the river in the evening. This rite is performed by women wearing turmeric yellow sarees.

  • 4th Day: Usha Arghya – Devotees make offerings to the rising sun at the riverbank on the festival's final day. The devotees break their 36-hour fast on this day, bringing the festival to a close. Prasad is shared by relatives.

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Chhath Puja 2020 

In 2020, Chhath Puja was observed from 18 to 21 November 2020. The Sun God devotees observe a fast called Vrati. Chhath Puja takes place twice a year-once in the summer and once in the winter. On the 6th day of the Karthika month, Karthik Chhath is performed.

Chhath Puja 2020 Date in India Calendar

Year Day Date
2019 Saturday October 2
2020 Friday November 20
2021 Tuesday November 9
2022 Sunday October 30
2023 Saturday November 18

Chhath Puja 2020 Date

Chhath Puja 2020 was observed from 18 to 21 November 2020 in India. Compared to other Hindu festivals, the rituals surrounding Chhath Puja are supposedly harsher. They involve strict fasting (without water), taking a dip into rivers/water bodies, standing in water and offering prayers, facing the sun for an extended period of time, and offering the Sunprasad' during sunrise and sunset. Any food that is prepared during the festival will not have onion, salt or garlic.

Chhath Puja 2020 Date in Bihar

Chhath puja is one of Bihar's main festivals. Bakargao at Nalanda temple and Ular Sun at Patna are particularly famous for their Chhath celebrations. Check the Chhath Puja 2020 Date in Bihar below.

Date - 18 to 21 November 2020

Day - Wednesday to Saturday

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Chhath Puja 2021 - FAQs

1. What is Chhath Puja?

Chhath Puja, also called as Sun Shashthi, is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Shashthi. It is celebrated six days after Diwali and mainly celebrated in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand with pure devotion. It is believed that worshipping Sun God and Chhathi Maiya on Chhath Puja,  helps to gain health, wealth, happiness and prosperity. Chhath Puja is a folk festival which is celebrated for four days. This four-day festival starts with Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends with Kartik Shukla Saptami. 

2. When is Chhath Puja in 2021?

In the year 2021, Chhath puja will be celebrated on November 10, 2021.

3. What was the Chhath Puja 2020 Date in Bihar?

Date - 18 to 21 November 2020

Day - Wednesday to Saturday

4. When was Chhath Puja in 2020?

Chhath Puja was observed from 18 to 21 November 2020.

5. What is the celebration of 4 days in Chhath Puja?
  • 1st Day: Nahay Khay – This entails bathing in holy water and fasting for the entire day. Women who are fasting can only have one meal throughout the day. The dinner must be prepared at home.
  • 2nd Day: Lohanda and Kharna – A fast must be kept for the entire day. It is broken with prasad after sunset (popular: Kheer and Chapati). After that, another fast of 36 hours without water must be performed.
  • 3rd Day: Sandhya Arghya – Prasad is made at home and offered to the setting sun at the river in the evening. This rite is performed by women wearing turmeric yellow sarees.
  • 4th Day: Usha Arghya – Devotees make offerings to the rising sun at the riverbank on the festival's final day. The devotees break their 36-hour fast on this day, bringing the festival to a close. Prasad is shared by relatives.