Chhath Puja 2023

Chhath Puja 2023 : Date, Timings And Sun Worship Ritual

Chhath Puja 2023:

Chhath Puja 2023 is a four-day-long festival celebrated with immense fervor in the states of Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and even parts of Madhya Pradesh and Nepal. In 2023, this significant festival will grace us with its presence on the 19th of November.

The Essence of Chhath Puja:

Chhath Puja, celebrated after Bhai Dooj, is deeply rooted in Indian culture, with references found in ancient scriptures like the Vedas. Its importance is also highlighted in the Ramayana, where Lord Rama and Goddess Sita performed prayers to Surya Bhagwan upon their return to Ayodhya after a 14-year exile. Today, it continues to be a cherished part of Indian heritage, celebrated with boundless enthusiasm.


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Chhath Puja 2023
Chhath Puja 2023

Chhath Puja 2023 Date & Muhurat:

Chhath Puja 2023 – Sunday, November 19, 2023
Sunrise on Chhath Puja Day – 06:43 AM
Duration – Shashthi Tithi Begins – 09:18 AM on Nov 18, 2023
Sunset on Chhath Puja Day – 05:41 PM
Chaitra Navratri Parana on Monday, April 11, 2022
Chaitra Navratri Parana Time – after 06:10 AM
Navami Tithi Begins – 01:23 AM on Apr 10, 2022
Navami Tithi Ends – 03:15 AM on Apr 11, 2022

Shashthi Tithi Ends – 07:23 AM on Nov 19, 2023


This festival holds profound significance for devotees, requiring meticulous attention to detail during the puja. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1. Devotees fasting should rise early, take a purifying bath, and don new clothes.
2. If near a river, taking a dip is ideal; otherwise, using Ganga Jal in a bucket suffices.
3. Women prepare for the puja after bathing.
4. Decorate a bamboo winnow and basket, preferably in red.
5. Wash and place fruits and vegetables in the winnow and basket.
6. Cover the basket with a red cloth to keep its contents hidden.
7. Visit a riverbank or create a water tub at home.
8. Pray for family health, wealth, and prosperity, offering the basket to the Goddess.
9. Offer prayers to the setting Sun.
10. After evening prayers, prepare for the next day’s puja.

Astrological Significance
Chhath Puja 2023 is not just spiritually meaningful but also astrologically significant. It’s especially beneficial for those with adverse Sun influences in their birth charts. Performing arghya to the Sun during this puja enhances one’s connection to the Sun’s energy, removing obstacles, and attracting abundance.

Chhath Puja Rituals 2023

Devotees observe a day-long fast, concluding with a prasad meal featuring kheer, puris, and bananas.
On the third day, a fast without food or water precedes the Sandhya Arghya, a sunset prayer by the river.
Kosi or Kosiya involves placing earthen pots under sugarcanes with yellow cloth after the Sandhya Arghya.The festival culminates with the Bihaniya, the morning Arghya to the rising Sun at the ghats, followed by prayers and blessings from elders.

Significance of Chhath Puja
Beyond Rama and Sita’s story, Chhath Puja has significance in the Mahabharata, where Pandavas and Draupadi observed it to regain their kingdom. Karna, Kunti’s first-born, also performed this puja. Like Karna’s wishes were fulfilled, devotees believe their desires can be granted through this festival.

Legend of Chhath Puja
According to the Brahma Vaivarta Purana, King Priyavrat, distressed by the lack of an heir, performed a yajna at Maharishi Kashyap’s advice. The Goddess Shashti Mata blessed them, reviving the king’s dead son. This heartwarming legend led to the global celebration of the joyous Chhath Puja.

Chhath Puja 2023 emphasizes our connection with nature and its abundant blessings, reinforcing the need for harmony with our surroundings.

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