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Chhath Puja: Thanks Giving To Sun God For Providing Energy And Life.

15 November 2023

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It is one of the major festivals of Hindus. Generally this festival is celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. Chhath Puja is celebrated with great pomp in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, has been declared a great festival. 

Earlier, government holidays were not made on the festival of Chhath Puja, but now government holiday has also been implemented on the day of Chhath Puja. Because Chhath Puja is being celebrated not only in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar but also in other states and for this reason Chhath Puja has also been declared a great festival. 

Chhath Puja festival is also known as Dala Chhath and the rising sun is worshiped on the Chhath Puja festival. It is a festival associated with purity and devotion to Sun God who is considered to be the source of life on this earth and is considered as the deity who fulfills all our wishes. 

This festival is celebrated with the aim of expressing thanks to Sun God for providing energy and life to the earth so that suitable environment is available for the people to live and this festival is celebrated with the belief that Sun God fulfills the wishes. Let's complete. 

The festival of Chhath holds special significance in Indian culture. This festival lasts for four days. This year Chhath festival is starting with Nahay Khay on 17th November. It will be concluded on 19th November by offering evening Arghya of Chhath Puja. Soup is also specially used in Chhath festival. Let us know its importance. 

Chhath Puja is a great festival of folk faith. It starts from the Shashthi date of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Chhath Puja is dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya. During the four days of Chhath Puja, women fast for the safety of their children and the well-being of the family. At many places, Chhath Puja is also known as Pratihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi and Surya Shashthi. 

In this puja, worship of Chhath Mata and worship of Sun have special significance. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated from Chaturthi to Saptami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. This festival lasts for four days. On the first day, there is a ritual of bathing and eating. 

The second day of this Chhath Puja is known as Kharna. People who observe fast on this day make kheer. Jaggery is used instead of sugar in kheer. After offering Arghya to the Sun in the evening, the Prasad is consumed as food. 

On the third day after that, Chhath Mata is worshiped on the banks of a river or pond. After the puja, this fast is fulfilled by offering 'Ardhya' of cow's milk and water in front of the Sun to Chhath Mata in the evening to fulfill one's wish. 

The fast of Chhath Puja is no less than a difficult penance because the fast of Chhath Puja is observed for the long life of husband and children. Whatever women observe this fast with any wish, all their wishes are fulfilled. 

Chhath Puja Is Dedicated To Children:
Chhath Puja is also performed by childless couples to have a child. Also, by observing Chhath fast, the health of the children remains good and they achieve success in life. This puja is basically done for children. In such a situation, soup made from bamboo is used in Chhath Puja, which symbolizes that just as bamboo grows rapidly, so should the children also progress. This is why Chhath Puja is considered incomplete without bamboo soup. 

Bamboo soup is also used while offering Arghya in the worship of Sun during Chhath Puja. During this time, women take soup made of bamboo, fruits etc. in a basket or deura to Chhath Ghat and through these, Arghya is offered to the Sun God. Offerings are also made to Chhathi Maiya with the help of a soup bowl or basket made of bamboo. According to beliefs, worshiping bamboo brings happiness of wealth and children. 

Along with women, men also observe this fast with full devotion and devotion for the success of their work and for the fulfillment of their wishes. 

I hope you found my blog post on Chhath Puja insightful. Stay connected for more informative posts.

Written By,
Ivan Edwin Pen Name--Maximus.
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