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Chandra Sashti Vrat – Chand Chhath

Chandra Sashti, or Chand Chhath, is observed on the sixth day of the dark fortnight (waning phase of moon) of Bhadrapada month (August – September). In 2024, the date of Chandra Shasti Vrat is August 24. A fast is observed on Chandra Sashti Vrat day by unmarried women. Pujas and prayers are offered on the day to Chandra, the Hindu moon God. The day is of great importance in Rajasthan.

The fast on Chandra Shasti Vrat begins in the morning and ends after seeing the moon. Water is offered to Chandra. The Vrat is performed to get a good husband and for a happy and prosperous life.

During the same period, Hala Shasti or Hal Shashti is observed. This is dedicated to Lord Balram, the elder brother of Lord Krishna.