Chhath Puja, the great festival of folk faith, is starting on 17th November with Nahay Khay. This festival lasts for 4 continuous days and people celebrate it with faith. Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya are important at this time. Fasting women keep fast for the safety of their children and prosperity of the family. In many places this festival is also known as Pratihar, Dala Chhath and Chhathi or Surya Shashthi.
Chhath puja is incomplete without bamboo soup
This puja is done to have a child. There is also religious significance behind this. Chhath Puja is performed by childless couples to have a child. Not only this, this fast is also observed to pray for the health of the child and all kinds of success in his life. Basically this is done for this child. For this, bamboo soup is used in Chhath. Bamboo symbolizes that bamboo grows rapidly and the children also progress. This is the reason why Vasna Soup is used in Chhath and without it the puja is considered incomplete. ,
What are the myths regarding the use of Supada?
Bamboo soup is used while offering Arya in the worship of Sun during Chhath. At the time of puja, female devotees go to Chhath Ghat with Supra and Prasad in a basket. With this material, Adriya is offered to the Sun God. Chhathi gives gifts to Maya with the help of bamboo bowl and basket. As far as belief is concerned, worshiping bamboo brings wealth and child happiness.