Chhath Puja which is being celebrated today is very popular in Northern India particularly in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh region. It is celebrated after Diwali every year.
Chhath Puja is dedicated to Sun God for supporting life on earth and ensuring prosperity and happiness in life. The puja basically is known to take place in sun temples.
These sun temples are generally surrounded by a surajkund, also known as sacred pool of sun, which constitute of the place of worship for the devotees. Traditionally, Chhath Puja is performed by women, however large number of men also register their presence during this festival.
The important timings for Chhath Puja are as follows:-
- Sunrise on Chhath Puja Day = 06:30 AM
- Sunset on Chhath Puja Day = 05:38 PM
- Shashthi Tithi Begins = 12:47 AM on 29/Oct/2014
- Shashthi Tithi Ends = 11:10 PM on 29/Oct/2014
While many of you would skip being part of this auspicious occasion because of your work; this video will make you want to atleast call your mother to wish her for Chhath Puja.
Here’s the video that’s bound to generate a lot of emotions on Chhath Puja day:-