The festival of Chhath Puja is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tezzbuzz and West Bengal. This year this festival has started from 17 November 2023. In such a situation, it is very important for the people who are observing this fast to know some important things related to it, which are as follows. So let us know-
Chhath Puja has great religious significance in Sanatan Dharma. This festival is celebrated with great devotion and dedication for four consecutive days. This festival is completely dedicated to the worship of Sun God and Chhath Mata. The festival of Chhath Puja is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Tezzbuzz and West Bengal.
This year this festival has started from 17 November 2023. In such a situation, it is very important for the people who are observing this fast to know some important things related to it.
Devotees preparing Prasad for the four-day ritual
Important dates and days of Chhath Puja
Nahaye Khaye 17 November 2023
Kharna 18 November 2023
Evening Arghya 19 November 2023
Usha Arghya/Paran Day 20 November 2023
Take bath and eat – Nahay Khay is the first day of this festival, when devotees take bath in rivers, ponds, Ganga river or Yamuna river. They take Ganga water home with them, and they use it to prepare Prasad, a sacred dish usually made with pumpkin, gourd and moong (chana dal).
Kharna – On this day, devotees keep fast for the whole day. Neither eat nor drink anything before evening. In the evening people make a special prasad, known as Rasiya-Kheer, which is a sweet offering made of rice, milk and jaggery. After offering this offering to Chhathi Maiya, the devotees themselves consume it as Prasad.
Evening Arghya – It takes the whole day to prepare for offering Arghya. The devotees worship the setting sun along the river banks in the evening with their families. Also people sing traditional songs and offer evening arghya to the devotees.
Usha Arghya – This is the Arghya offered to the Sun God on the banks of the river in the morning. During this time devotees gather with their families and wait for the sunrise. After this, the people present there and the fasting people offered Usha Arghya to the Sun God. (Usha Arghya) Let’s give.
After this, the devotees take blessings by touching the feet of their elders at the ghat and then they distribute Bhog Prasad among the family members and relatives.