All About Chhath Puja : Festival of Sun

The Hindu Vedic festival of Chhath Puja is in the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, and some sections of Madhya Pradesh.

It is celebrated twice a year, months of Chaitra (March–April) and Kartika, and is devoted to the Sun God and Chhathi Devi or Maiya.

Chhath Puja takes place six days following Diwali.

Shukla Paksha is the 15-day waxing moon phase that begins on a new moon (Amavasya) and ends on a full moon (Purnima).

Women celebrate the six-day period with cheerful celebrations, songs, and a lot of colour in their surroundings, attire, and meals.

Women keep a serious fast, sometimes even  as Nir Jal Vrat. 

It is also believed that this rigorous fast, when performed with auspicious celebrations  So the whole wish gets fulfilled.

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