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Puja is a holy festival in Bihar that is performed by Kayastha Parivar that believes in world peace, justice, knowledge and literacy, the four primary virtues depicted by the form of Chitragupta.
Chitragupta Puja is also known as Dawat Puja, in which the books and pen are worshipped, symbolizing the importance of study in the life of a Kayasth
. During the Chitragupta Puja, earning members of the also give account of their earning, writing to Chitragupta Maharaj the additional amount of money that is required to run the household, next year.
It was according to the Hindu mythology, the entire world was created by Lord Bramha
, the Creator of Universe. Lord Bramha first created 16 sons from various parts of his own body. Chitragupta is believed to be the creation from the belly of Lord Bramha. Thus, Chitragupta is the divine incarnation in human form.
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