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Chhath Puja 2022: Date, Puja Timings and Common Meals to Prepare

Chhath Puja 2022: If you think that the festive season is over after Diwali and Bhai Dooj, don’t let the feeling die just yet. Chhath Puja (Sunday) will be celebrated on October 30, 2022, which is celebrated with much fanfare in the states of Bihar, Uttarakhand and Jharkhand. The 4-day festival sees devotees worshiping the Sun God, Surya, also known as the god of energy. Chhath Puja is also called Surya Shashthi, Chhath, Chhath, Chhath Parva, Dala Puja and Dala Chhath in different regions. The festival is celebrated twice a year. ‘Chaiti Chhath’ is celebrated during the summer and ‘Karthik Chhath’ falls on the sixth day of the month ‘Karthik’ as per the Hindu calendar.

Chhath Puja 2022: Date and Time of Puja:

Chhath Puja on Sunday 30 October 2022

Sunrise on Chhath Puja Day – 06:31 AM

Sunset on Chhath Puja Day – 05:38 PM

Shashthi Tithi starts – 30 October 2022 at 05:49 am

Shashthi date ends – 31 October 2022 at 03:27 AM

(Source: drikpanchang.com)

Chhath Puja is dedicated to the worship of the Sun God.

Chhath Puja 2022: Significance and Rituals

The festival of Chhath Puja is dedicated to the worship of the Sun God. Prayers are offered to the rising and setting sun for prosperity in life and well being of the family members. Many people observe a Nirjala fast of 36 hours after worshiping the sun and before eating traditional food. As per the customs, the devotees fast for the whole day in the initial days and have one meal after performing the puja. On the third day, the fast continues throughout the night and is broken the next day (the last day of the festival) after taking a dip in a water body and offering prayers to the Sun.


Thekua is a popular food item of Bihar.

Chhath Puja 2022: 5 Popular Foods For Chhath

On all four days of the festival, people consume vegetarian food without onion, garlic or regular salt. There are certain foods that are commonly prepared and eaten on Chhath Puja. They are here:

1. Thekua:

Thekua is one of the most popular dishes served during the Chhath Puja festival. This Bihari specialty is made from wheat flour mixed with sugar, ghee and dry fruits. The mixture is deep fried in ghee to make a sweet biscuit-like snack. Here’s how you can make thekua for a festive-special feast.

2. Pumpkin Rice:

This pumpkin curry is a delicious addition to the Chhath Puja thali. Kaddu Bhaat is made in desi ghee and seasoned with a variety of spices, Kaddu Bhaat is usually made with fried poori. Click here to get the Easy Pumpkin Rice Recipe.

3. Red Greens:

This classic Chhath Puja dish of greens is made with amaranth leaves (red spinach) along with sendha namak (rock salt). Red saag goes well with poori or rice. Here’s how you can make festive-special red greens.

4. Peeth:

You may mistake it for momo or gujiya, but this Bihari dal pitha offers a totally different flavour. Steamed dumplings are made from whole wheat or fresh rice flour and filled with a spicy lentil mixture. Click here for the recipe.

5. Rasiyav:

This sweet is basically jaggery kheer and is usually prepared for puja prasad for Chhath puja. Also called rasiya, this kheer is made with plain rice, milk and dry fruits, and is sweetened with jaggery. Click here for the recipe.

Happy Chhath Puja 2022!


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