2017 Neel Puja Date and Time in India, Charak Puja Date

Charak Puja (চরক পুজা) is a very enchanting folk festival for Bengali Hindus. It is also known as "Nil Puja" (নীল পুজা). The believers of the Hindu religion celebrate this on the last day of Chaitra (Chaitra Songkranti).

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About Neel Puja: Charak Puja (also known as Nil Puja) is a Hindu folk festival, held in southern Bangladesh and West Bengal on the last day of the month of Chaitra (in Bengali calendars called Choitro).

A similar festival in Maharashtra is called Bagad, while in Vizianagram, Andhra Pradesh it is called as Sirimanu utsavam.

People believe that the festival will bring prosperity by eliminating the sorrow and sufferings of the previous year. The festival is actually a festival to satisfy "Lord Shiva", the great "Debadideb" of Hindu Religion. Though the festival takes place at the midnight of Chaitra Songkranti, the preparation phase usually starts one month of the day.

The arrangement team of the festival go from village to village to procure the necessary components like paddy, oil, sugar, salt, honey, money and other items with the arranged cosmetics such as Shiva, Parvati and Narod. The cosmetic Shiva is locally called "Nil Pagol" or "Jal Katha". At midnight of the Songkranti, the worshippers are gathered together to worship God and after puja, the prasad is distributed.
Illustration of Charak Puja from Twenty-four plates illustrative of Hindoo and European Manners in Bengal (1832) by Sophie Charlotte Belnos (1795-1865)

Neel Puja Date and Time

In one place, it is also known as "Hajrha Puja". The woman doesn't take a meal before Puja on this day. Sometimes in this festival, a human "Charak" is made ready to satisfy the Lord Shiva. The "Charak" is tied with a hook (Borshi) on his back and then he is moved around a bar with a long rope. Though it is risky, they arrange it. [ Source: Wikipedia]

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Neel Puja (Charak Puja) Date and Time, 2017 

Name of Festivals
Date of Festivals
 Neel Puja
13 April 2017
Charak Puja
Friday14 April 2017
  • চরক পুজা - ৩১ শে চৈত্র , ১৪২৩
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