Chaurchan Puja 2023 will be observed on September 19. This annual Hindu observance is of great significance to the people of Mithila and is celebrated on Bhadrapada month’s Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi. Also known as Charchanna Pabni, Chauth Chand or Chauth Chandra or Chorchan Puja, this festival revolves around offering prayers to Lord Ganesha, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Parvati and the moon god. As we celebrate Chaurchan Puja 2023, here is everything you need to know about this day: how to observe Chaurchan Puja fasting rituals, Chauth Chand 2023 significance and more.

When is Chaurchan Puja 2023?

Chaurchan Puja is celebrated on the Shukla Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. The celebration of Chaurchan Puja falls on the same day as Ganesh Chaturthi. Chaurchan Puja 2023 will be celebrated on September 19.

Significance of Chaurchan Puja

Chaurchan Puja is mainly conducted by the married women of the Mithila region in India as well as Nepal. The devotees offer prayers to the moon as well as Lord Ganesha on this auspicious day. The story of Chaurchan Puja is also retold by women who observe the Chaurchan Puja Fast. It is believed that those observing this fast will be protected from Chandra Dosha. A variety of delicacies are made as Chaurchan Puja Prasad and offered to the moon during this Puja. The women observing the fast also perform the Puja and offer Arghya to the lord moon.

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Date, History, Significance Of Festival Celebrating The Birth Of Lord Ganesha

According to folklore, Chandra Deva once saw Lord Ganesha walking around Mouth Kailasha with his vehicle - the mouse and began to laugh at Him. When Lord Ganesha asked for the reason for his laughter, Chandra Deva revealed that it was due to the strange form of Lord Ganesha. Angered by this, Lord Ganesha cursed Chandra Deva. After continuously repenting for his mistake, Chadra Deva sought for Lord Ganesha’s forgiveness. And while he received that, his curse could not be completely lifted. Due to this, many believe that if you see the moon on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, you may also be affected by the curse or Chandra Dosh. To ensure one’s protection against this, the Chaurchan Puja is conducted.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Sep 19, 2023 01:55 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website