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Surya Shasti Vrat – Chaitra Mahina Surya Sashti

Surya Shashti is dedicated to Lord Surya (the Hindu sun god) and is observed on sixth day of the waxing phase on moon in Chaitra month (March – April). In 2020, the date of Surya Shashti is March 30. Vrat, pujas and rituals dedicated to Surya are performed on the day especially by certain Hindu communities in North India.

Some people fast on the day till sunset others till the pujas are concluded. Gayatri Mantra and other mantras dedicated to Surya are chanted on the day.

Please note that Surya Sashti is also observed in Bhadrapad month (August – September).

Vratas dedicated to Surya is observed on the Shasti (Sixth) and Saptami (Seventh) of lunar fortnight in different Hindu months.