Chaiti Chhath 2023 Date and Time: According to the Hindu calendar, the festival of Chhath is celebrated twice a year in the first month of Chaitra and Kartik. Chhath, the great festival of folk faith, is mainly celebrated with pomp in Bihar. Chaiti Chhath is a festival lasting for four days. Sun is worshiped in Chaiti Chhath. This festival starts from Chaturthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month and ends after offering Ardhya to the rising Sun on Saptami. Women fast on Chaiti Chhath for the health, good future and protection of their children. Let’s know the date, calendar and auspicious time of Chaiti Chhath Puja this year
Chaiti Chhath 2023 Date (Chaiti Chhath 2023 Calendar)
- Nahay Khay – 25 March 2023
- Kharna – 26 March 2023
- Obeisance to the setting sun – 27 March 2023
- Obeisance to the rising sun – 28 March 2023
Nahay Khay (Chaiti Chhath Puja Nahay Khay) – 25 March 2023
Chaiti Chhath Puja begins with Nahay-Khay tradition. On this day the house is cleaned and pure vegetarian food is consumed. Women take a vow of fasting on this day and eat food containing rock salt like gram dal, gourd vegetable, rice.
Kharna (Chaiti Chhath Puja Kharna) – 26 March 2023
The second day of Chaiti Chhath Puja is called Kharna. On the day of Kharna, Prasad of jaggery kheer is made on cow dung cake or mango wood in the evening and then fasting and all the family members take it. Do not eat salt food on this day. After this the 36 hours fast of Vrati starts.
Sunset time – 06.36 pm
Sandhya Arghya (Chaiti Chhath Puja Sandhya Arghya) – 27 March 2023
On Chaitra Shukla Shashti Tithi, there is a tradition of Chhath Puja i.e. offering Arghya to the setting sun. This is called Sandhya Arghya. Vrati stand in a river or pond and offer Arghya to the Sun. Chhathi Maiya and Suraj are duly worshipped
Sunrise time – 06.16 am
Usha Arghya (Chaiti Chhath Puja Usha Arghya) – 28 March 2023
Chhath Puja is concluded by offering Usha Arghya i.e. Arghya to the rising Surat. Thekua, rice laddoos and fruits are kept in a bamboo basket for Surya Arghya. Soup is also decorated for Surya Puja. Prasad is offered to Chhathi Maiya after offering milk and water to Sun God. After this, the devotees break the fast.
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