Chhatt Puja or Surya Shashti

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"Chhath puja is performed on Kartik Shukala Shashti, which is the sixth day of the month of Kartik in the Hindu Calendar. This falls typically in the month of October or November. The word chhath denotes the number 6 in Hindi and the festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the Hindu lunar month of Kartik. The word Chhath is also a compound of two words: ""Chah"" meaning ""six stages"", and ""Hath"" refers to the science of Hath Yog (austerity). The word Chhath refers to the process of consciously obtaining the solar energy through six stages involving the methods of Hath Yog. ""Hath"" here refers to the austerities such as fasting and standing in water.

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