Chitragupta Puja 2015 date - Chtiragupta Jayanti

Chitragupta Puja, or Jayanti, is performed on the second day of the Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month by some communities in North India. Chitragupta Puja 2015 date during Chaitra month (Madhya Pradesh) is on March 7. The most popular Chitragupta Puja is observed after Diwali and in 2015 it is on November 13. Chitragupta is believed to be the keeper of the account books containing the good and bad deeds performed by human beings on earth.

It is believed that He first appeared on Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwitiya before Brahma. Therefore the day is chosen for puja and rituals.

Chitragupta was born from the body of Lord Brahma. He is always depicted as carrying a pen and inkpot. Since he was born from the body of Lord Brahma, he was known as Kayastha and in earth he was known as Chitragupt. He keeps the records of good and bad deeds performed by people and informs about it to Yamraj when a person dies and reaches the Yamlok.

The Kayastha community believes that they are descendents of Chitragupta and perform special pujas and rituals on the Chitragupta Puja day.

Shobha Yatra, charity and literary activities are held at various places on the day.

Sarvajanik mandals, associations and groups that perform the puja keep a murti of Chitragupta for public worship which is later immersed in water.

About Hindu God Chitragupta