Champa Shashti is a six-day festival dedicated to worshipping Lord Shiva. On this day, prayers are offered to Khanderao or Khandoba, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva.
The festival falls on the sixth day in the Margashirsha month during the Shukla Paksha. It is celebrated in Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The festival holds significance for the Khandoba temple in Jejuri, Pune.
Champa Shashti 2021 Date: December 9 (Thursday)
Shashthi Tithi Begins – 09:25 PM on Dec 08, 2021
Shashthi Tithi Ends – 07:53 PM on Dec 09, 2021
Champa Shashti Rituals:
The devotees observe fast on all six days of the festival. They offer vegetables, fruits, wood apple leaves and turmeric powder for worshipping Lord Khandoba.
The devotees also visit the temple on all six days of the festival during early morning.
They light diyas in front of the idol of Lord Khandoba.
Several offerings such as thombara, rodaga, and bhandara are made to the deity on the sixth day of the festival.
Champa Shashti Significance:
It is believed that observer of the fast and rituals is blessed with positive energy and a prosperous and happy life.