Chhath Puja is one of the Hindu festivals, quite popular in the Eastern Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand as well as in Nepal. The word ‘Chhath’ means ‘sixth’ as this auspicious festival is celebrated on the 6th day or ‘Shasthi’ i.e. lunar fortnight of Kartik (October - November) according to the Hindu calendar. This festival is immediately followed after Diwali, the festival of lights.
Chhath is a special festival dedicated to Sun God and marked by worshipping Surya by the riverside. Devotees believe that Sun God /Suryasasthi will bless their life with joy, prosperity and harmony.