If you want to do Chhath Puja for the first time, then know all the rules, every wish will be fulfilled - Newztezz Online


Thursday, November 16, 2023

If you want to do Chhath Puja for the first time, then know all the rules, every wish will be fulfilled


Chhath Puja 2023: The great festival of faith, Chhath, is starting from 17th November. This festival, which is celebrated for four days, is celebrated not only in Bihar but now in many states of the country. It is believed that Chhathi Maiya is pleased by worship done with a true heart and fulfills all the wishes of those observing fast.

Chhath Puja is especially done for children. Chhath Puja is also called a great festival of faith because it is necessary to have faith to worship continuously for 36 hours, and devotees get this faith only from Chhathi Maiya.

How to worship Chhath?

To perform Chhath Puja, the fasting person has to follow strict rules. Special care is taken of cleanliness during Chhath Puja. Chhath starts with Nahay-Khay, on this day rice and gourd vegetable is prepared and eaten. On the next day, Kharna is celebrated, on the day of Kharna, kheer is made of jaggery and rice. After eating this kheer, fasting of 36 hours starts. Arghya is offered to the setting sun in the evening on the third day. After this, Chhath Puja ends after offering Arghya to the rising sun in the morning.

What are the offerings in Chhath Puja?

Prasad has great importance in Chhath Puja. Chhath Prasad is specially prepared and worshiped in bamboo soup. While offering Arghya to the Sun, this bamboo soup is kept in hand. The Prasad consists of fruits, coconut, sugarcane, betel nut, water chestnut, radish and especially thekua prepared from flour. Chhath puja is considered incomplete without Thekua. Therefore, on the day of Vraati Kharna, along with family members, they make Thekua to offer to Chhath Maiya. To make Thekua, it is necessary for the flour to be pure. In many places, when the first wheat crop arrives, people make thekua from the same wheat flour.

History of Chhath festival

Talking about the biggest festival of faith, the history of creating Chhath festival is linked to the Mahabharata period. Historians tell that Karna, the philanthropist son of Surya, used to stand in water and worship the Sun God for hours, after that he used to offer water. There are similar rituals for worshiping in the Chhath festival, that is why it is said that Chhath Puja started from the Mahabharata period.

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