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Hal Sashti 2019

Updated: Aug 23, 2018 08:17 AM About | Dates

Upcoming Event: 21 August 2019
हल षष्ठी (Hal Sashti) is an important festival in the traditional Hindu calendar. It is dedicated to Lord Balaram who is an elder brother of Shri Krishna.

हल षष्ठी (Hal Sashti) is an important festival in the traditional Hindu calendar. It is dedicated to Lord Balaram who is an elder brother of Shri Krishna. Lord Balaram is the seventh child of Mata Devaki and Vasudev Ji. The festival of Hal Shasti is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Balaram. Balaram Jayanti is celebrated after the six days of Raksha Bandhan and Shravan Purnima. It is known by different names in other states like in Rajasthan it is known as Chandra Shastri, in Gujarat as Randhan Chhath and in Braj region as Baladev Chhath. Lord Balaram is also worshipped as an avatar of Adhishesha, the serpent which Lord Vishnu rests.

Generally, Hal Shasti is celebrated highly in the farming communities or rural areas as compared to urban areas in India. The rituals are mainly followed by the women in the Indian families. On this day, Women wake up early in the morning and start the preparation of Hal Shastri Puja. After the puja, devotees also perform Lord Balaram’s vrat Katha. Women folks keep a fast and restrict to eat anything throughout the day for the long life of her male child. It is observed that women do not even take a fruit or a small meal all day long.

In Mahabharata, Devi Uttara took the advice of Lord Krishna for well being of her male child and had performed fast and puja to recover her destroyed womb. From that time, the Hal Shasti festival is being celebrated for the betterment of the male child.

In the ISKCON temple, the birth anniversary of Lord Balaram is celebrated on Shravan Purnima (on the same day of Raksha Bandhan). There are many other places where Bhajan kirtan and Katha of Lord Balaram has been worshipped such as Mathura, Vrindavan, Brajbhumi and Shri Krishna Mandir.

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Related Name
बलराम जयन्ती - Balarama Jayanti, ललही छठ - Lalahi Chhath, बलदेव छठ - Baladeva Chhath, Randhan Chhath, हलछठ - Hal Chhath, हरछठ व्रत - Har Chhath, चंदन छठ - Chandan Chhath, तिनछठी - Tin Chhathi, तिन्नी छठ - Tinni Chhath


Futures Dates
9 August 202028 August 202117 August 2022
Yearly / Annual
One Day
Begins (Tithi)
Bhadrapada Krishna Shashthi
Ends (Tithi)
Bhadrapada Krishna Shashthi
August / September
Birth Anniversary of Lord Balaram
Bhajan Kirtan
Imp Places
Mathura, Vrindavan, Brajbhumi, Shri Krishna Mandir, ISKCON Temples
Past Dates
1 September 2018, 13 August 2017

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