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Chathh Puja 2022: People, especially “poorvanchalis,” begin getting ready for the Chhath Puja shortly after Diwali. In India, Nepal, and the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Eastern Uttar Pradesh, this historic Hindu festival is mostly observed. The four-day celebration honours Surya and Shashthi Devi and is also known as Surya Shashti, Chhath, Mahaparv, Chhath Parv, […]

Edited By : Divya Richa | Updated: Oct 28, 2022 11:10 IST
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Chathh Puja 2022: People, especially “poorvanchalis,” begin getting ready for the Chhath Puja shortly after Diwali. In India, Nepal, and the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Eastern Uttar Pradesh, this historic Hindu festival is mostly observed.

The four-day celebration honours Surya and Shashthi Devi and is also known as Surya Shashti, Chhath, Mahaparv, Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, Pratihar, and Dala Chhath. Women fast as part of the ritual for their sons’ welfare and the happiness of their families. They also present Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya with Arghya.

Date of Chath Puja in 2022

The major day and last day of the puja are observed on October 31, which is a Monday, capping off the four-day holiday, which begins on October 28, Friday. People observe the Chhath and adhere to strict procedures every day. According to the Drik Panchang, Chhath Puja will begin at 06:43 am and end at 06:03 pm. The Shashthi tithi is from October 30 at 05:49 am to October 31 at 03:27 am.

History and significance of Chhath Puja

Chhath is a ritual that asks the Sun God for his blessings on a long, happy, and prosperous life. It is thought that sunshine can treat a number of illnesses and disorders. It has a curative function that can help the sick. Additionally, bathing in the holy river has some therapeutic advantages. Chhath Puja is primarily performed to aid the Vrattis in achieving mental and physical strength as well as purity of thought. The festivity demands the highest level of hygiene.

Chath Puja Vidhi

People celebrate Chhath Puja by adhering to several practises. Kaddu Bhaat or Nahai Khai is the name of the first day of Chhath Puja. The parvaitin (the primary worshipper who observes fast) prepares the Satvik Kaddu Bhaat with pulses and offers it to the deity as a bhog in the afternoon on this particular day. The second day of Chhath Puja, is Kharana. The parvaitin prepares roti and rice kheer on this day to give to the “Chandradevta” as a bhog (Moon God). On the third major day of Chhath Puja, one observes a 24-hour fast without drinking any water. Offering Arghya to the setting Sun is the primary rite of the day. The rising Sun receives Dusri Arghya, also known as Usha Arghya, on the fourth and last day of Chhath. After presenting Arghya to the Sun, the 36-hour fast is broken.

First published on: Oct 28, 2022 11:10 AM IST

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