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Chatth Puja is a unique festival where the setting sun is worshipped in Bihar with reverence. With full tradition Chatth festival is celebrated twice a year once in Chaitra (according to the Hindu calendar) in March and in Kartik in November. People especially women maintain sanctity and purity from one month ahead for this weeklong festival. Traditional folk songs are sung in the honour of 'Surya Dev' and 'Chatti Maiyya' in every village as well as town. Women fast for the good of their family and the society.
On the eve before Chhath, houses are scrupulously cleaned and so are the surroundings. The ritual bathing takes place on Chhath eve and lasts at the crack of dawn on the sixth day after the festival of Diwali.