Yamuna Chhath, also known as ‘Yamuna Jayanti’, is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. It commemorates the descent of Goddess Yamuna on Earth and is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Goddess Yamuna.
It is observed on the ‘Sashthi’ of the Shukla Paksha during the Hindu month of ‘Chaitra’.
The festival of Yamuna Chhath is observed majorly in north Indian states, especially in Uttar Pradesh.
Yamuna Chhath 2022 Date: April 7, Thursday.
Tithi Begins: April 06, 2022 6:01 PM.
Tithi Ends: April 07, 2022 8:33 PM.
Rituals: Devotees wake up early in the morning and take bath in Yamuna river, both during sunrise and sunset.
Special puja is offered to Goddess Yamuna on this day. Devotees also worship Lord Krishna on this day.
They observe fast on this day. The fast is broken on the next day after completing the morning puja rituals.
Special food offerings known as ‘naivedyam’ are prepared for the Goddess. After the puja, food is donated to the Brahmins while prasad is distributed among friends and relatives.