Chhath Puja 2015 Date in India

    Chhath Puja 2015 date

  1. November 15, 2015 - November 18, 2015
Chhath (Devanagariछठछठीछठ पर्वछठ पुजाडाला छठडाला पुजासुर्य षष्ठी) is an ancient Hindu festival of Nepalese and Indian people and is the only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya and Chhathi Maiya (ancient Vedic Goddess Usha).[5]The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.[6]

The Sun, considered as the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.

The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days. They include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time, and offering prashad (prayer offerings) and arghya to the setting and rising sun.

Although the festival is observed most elaborately Mithila Region of Nepal and Terai Region of Nepal including Indian States of Bihar,Jharkhand and Eastern UP in modern times, and is more prevalent in areas where migrants from those areas have a presence, It is celebrated in all Northern regions and major Northern urban centers in India boardering Nepal. The festival is celebrated in the regions including but not exclusive to the northeast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat,[7] Delhi,[8] Mumbai[9] Mauritius, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, and Jamaica.
  1. 2015 DateNovember 15, 2015 - November 18, 2015
  2. 2016 DateNovember 4, 2016 - November 7, 2016
  3. ObservancesPrayers and religious rituals, including puja and prasad, bathing in the Ganges, and fasting
  4. Type of holidayReligious, Historical, Cultural
  5. Featured in religionsHinduismJainism


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