Thursday, May 16, 2013

Chandan Shashti on 16th May

Chandan Shashti, which falls three days after Akshaya Tritiya, is a significant day in Orissa and West Bengal. It is observed on Shukla Paksha Shashti of Vaishakha month. In 2013, Chandan Shashti falls on 16th May.

Chandan Shashti falls in the middle of Chandan Yatra. Chandan Yatra is a famous festival which is held at Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, Orissa. Chandan Yatra begins on Akshaya Tritiya and continues for twenty one days. The construction of the chariots for the famous Ratha Yatra also begins on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya.

Chandan Shashti is observed mainly in Orissa and Bengal.

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