Chhath Puja 2016 dates - Chhath Puja Calendar - Chath Puja Dedicated Surya After Diwali in Bihar in 2016

Chhath Puja is observed for four days in Kartik month (October – November) in Bihar, Jharkhand and other parts of India after Diwali. Chhath Puja 2016 dates as per Hindu calendar are November 6 (Sandhya Argh – Chhat Dala Evening puja) and November 7 (Suryodaya Argh – Chhath Dala Morning puja). Nahai Khai is on November 5, 2016 and Kharna is on November 4, 2016. The puja and rituals are dedicated to Surya, Kartik, Agni and Chhathi Mayya.

The main rituals take place on the sixth and seventh day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon. The important rituals include strict fasting and offerings to Surya Bhagvan (Sun God) on river bank or seashore.

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