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Chhath Puja 2020: know why Chhath festival is celebrated and what is its mythology


This year Chhath Puja (Chath pooja 2020) will be performed on 20 November. 
This festival is celebrated in the month of Kartik, on the Shashthi Tithi of Shukla Paksha and it starts with the Chaturthi of Kartik Shukla Paksha. This festival is celebrated for four days. This festival is performed by every mother wishing her child well and good and healthy life. Lord Surya is worshiped in this festival. Women not only make this festival happy, while men also observe this fast equally. The festival is concluded after offering Arghya to the Sun on the morning of Saptami after the main worship on the Shashthi of Kartik Shukla Paksha. This fast is very difficult because in this fast for the whole 36 hours, the fast is neither said nor drunk. Today we tell you about the history and mythology of this festival-

The legend goes that the king named Priyamvad had no children. He made a lot of efforts but could not get this happiness after which he performed a yajna to get children. This yagya was performed by Maharishi Kashyap for the attainment of the son, in which he gave the kheer prasad made for the sacrifice to Malini, the wife of Priyamvad. After which a beautiful son was born in his house but unfortunately it is said that the son was dead.

Then King Priyamvada was very sad. After that he reached the crematorium with his son and started dying himself. At the same time Devasena, the psyche daughter of Brahma appeared to him. He then asked the king to worship him. Let us tell you that these goddesses are born from the sixth part of the original nature of the universe, that is why they are called the sixth maiya. According to the mother's mother, the king wished the sixth maiya by wishing for a son's wish, from which he got a son. It is said that since then Chhath is worshiped for the attainment of children and happy life of children.

According to another legend, Chhath festival started from the time of Mahabharata. It is believed that Suryaputra Karna started this festival by worshiping the sun. It is said that at that time Karna used to worship the Sun God and offer arghya to him by standing in the water for hours daily. He became a great warrior by the grace of Sun God. That is why even today, in the Chhath, Sun is to be offered.

According to another legend, Draupadi started Chhath Vrat after the Pandavas lost all their secrets in gambling to the Kauravas. It is said that it was due to the effect of this fast that the Pandavas regained their full kingdom. At the same time popular belief is that Surya Dev and Chhathi are the brothers of Mayya. For this reason, Sun God is also worshiped in the festival of Chhath along with the sixth Mayya.

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