Chitragupta Puja or Chitragupta Jayanti is performed on the second day of the Shukla Paksha of Kartik month by some communities in the Northern parts of India. This year Chitragupta Jayanti is being observed on 6th November.
According to Hindu scriptures, Chitragupta is believed to be the keeper of the account books, which have the database of bad and good deeds done by human beings on earth. This day is also known as Yama Dwitiya and the lord of death, Yamaraj is worshipped on this day.
Chitragupta Puja 2022: Date and Time
Chitragupta Puja 2022 will be performed on October 26, Wednesday after 3 PM.
Chitragupta Puja: Puja Vidhi
Clean the idol of Lord Chitragupta with water and then give a bath with rose water. Light a ghee Diya and keep it in front of the idol. Prepare Panchamitra with milk, honey, dahi, sugar, and ghee. Offer fruits and sweets as prasad. Prepare Guraadi which is prepared by mixing ginger and jaggery. Make a Swastika sign on the ground by using vermillion, turmeric, and sandalwood paste.
Put some rice on the Swastika and then Kalash. Read the holy book of Chitragupta puja. After finishing the Katha, perform aarti, sprinkle rice on the idol, and offer flowers. Now, take a new plain paper and make Swastik with Roli-ghee. Write the names of the five goddesses and gods by using a new pen.
Chitragupta Jayanti: Significance
People believe that doing Lord Chitragupta Puja will help them seek his blessings. Lord Chitragupta keeps the track of every person’s deeds and judges their lives depending on their deeds. He decides whether a particular soul should be rewarded with Moksha or punished for their evil deeds.