Yamuna Chhath: The Day Goddess Yamuna came to Earth

Yamuna Chhath 2017

12th April this year.


Where is it Celebrated ?

Hindu devotees stand in the waters of river Yamuna to offer prayers to the Sun god during the Hindu religious festival "Chhat Puja" at dawn in New Delhi November 20, 2012. Hindu devotees worship the Sun god and fast all day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

  • It is mainly celebrated in Indian city Mathura.
  • It marks the day when Goddess Yamuna descended on the Earth.
  • Hence this day is also known as Yamuna Jayanti or birth anniversary of Goddess Yamuna.
  • It is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Shashthi in Chaitra month and falls during Chaitra Navratri.
  • Goddess Yamuna, being wife of Lord Shri Krishna, is revered by people of Braj which explains Yamuna Chhath being celebrated mainly by people of Mathura and Vrindavan.

Puja Timings


Shashthi Tithi Begins = 00:26 on 12/Apr/2017
Shashthi Tithi Ends = 22:40 on 12/Apr/2017