CHHATH PUJA

 

Chhath is a significant Hindu celebration celebrated in Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.

Practically all human advancements have loved the ‘God Sun’, however it has an exceptional structure in Bihar Chhath Puja is the main event where the sunset is loved alongside the rising sun.

As per the Hindu schedule, Chhath Puja is praised on the 6th day of Kartik month. Chhath Puja, otherwise called Surya Shashti, is a washing celebration followed by a four-day time of forbearance and custom immaculateness.

RITUALS OF CHHATH PUJA

The absolute first day of the Dala Chhath is called Naha Khay. On this day, the Vratti cleans up especially in the stream Ganga and bring the blessed water of the waterway to make Prasad at home.

A drawn out day quick (without water) is seen by the fans. They quick for an entire day and end it in the evening subsequent to revering Chhathi Maiya and easting Prasad. Offering likewise called Prasad, are made of Rasiao-kheer (cooked rice in milk), puris (profound terminated puffs) or chapattis and bananas. The Prasad is conveyed among other relatives and neighbors.

SIGNIFICANCE OF CHHATH PUJA

Chhath Puja holds an extraordinary spot in the Hindu folklore and it is accepted that after the puja with most extreme devotion can help in eliminating impediments, give thriving and joy to the family.

Chhath Puja is said to have begun in the Rig Veda, according to Hindu mythology. Draupadi and the Pandavas were said to have celebrated this celebration in Hastinapur in order to resolve their feudal issues and reclaim their lost kingdom.

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According to legend, Karna, the son of Lord Surya and Kunti, was the first to perform the Chhath puja celebration. Karna was the king of Anga Desh, which is today Bhagalpur in Bihar. One of the reasons why this holiday is primarily observed in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh is because of this.

FOOD TO BE PERFORMED ON CHHATH PUJA

  • Chawal and Ghiya Sabzi

‘Nahaye Khaye’ is the first day of the four-day holy festival. On this day, bottle gourd (ghiya) is prepared on a clay chulha with pure ghee and Ganga Jal.

 

  • Kheer with Roti/Puri

On day 2, women and men fast throughout the day and prepare Kheer (Rasiyaw or Rasia) with jaggery, milk, and water in the evening.

 

 

  • Kasar and Thekwa

This is the festival’s most famous dish, made of wheat flour, ghee, sugar, and dried fruits.

 

DATE AND PANCHANG

Date: 30 October 2022

Tithi: Shashthi upto 27:27

Nakshatra: Mula upto 07:19

Yoga: Sukarman upto 19:13

First Karana: Kauvala upto 16:38

Second Karana: Taitila upto 27:27

Day: Sunday

 

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