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Chhath Puja 2020: Date, time and significance of historical Vedic pageant devoted to Sun God – India News , Firstpost

Celebrated throughout Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, Chhath puja is noticed six days after Diwali on the Shashti Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month

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Celebrated throughout Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal in addition to in Nepal, Chhath Puja is a Hindu pageant devoted to the Sun God Surya.

The pageant is well known six days following Diwali on the Shashti Tithi of Shukla Paksha within the month of Kartik and sees girls fasting for the well-being of their sons and the happiness of the household.

According to Drikpanchang, Sun God or Surya is the god of power and life pressure. He is worshipped throughout Chhath Puja to advertise well-being, prosperity and progress. Chhath Puja is also called Surya Shashti, Chhath, Chhathi, Chhath Parv, Dala Puja and Dala Chhath.

This 12 months, Chhath Puja is being celebrated on 20 November. As per Drikpanchang, Shashthi tithi started on 9.59 pm on 19 November and can finish on 9.29 pm on 20 November.

Chhath Puja is carried out for 4 days beginning on the fourth day or Chaturthi and concluding on the seventh day or Saptami of Shukla Paksha. On the primary day, Nahay Khay is noticed and consists of cleansing the home and a ritual tub.

Families put together a particular meal and partake it collectively. It is the one meal of the day and devotees break the quick solely the subsequent day after providing prayers to the Sun.

Second day ritual is named Kharna and sees devotees quick, whereas the third day is Sandhya Arghya and is the principle day of this pageant. On today, girls observe a day-long quick and break it solely the subsequent day after dawn.

The fourth day of the pageant is named Usha Arghya and other people carry out the puja throughout dawn after which break their quick, marking the top of festivities.

As per legend, Chhath Puja has been carried out for the reason that early Vedic interval and sages from the period used to carry out prayers by exposing themselves to daylight. Another legend goes that Draupadi and the Pandavas used to celebrated Chhath to resolve their issues and acquire again their misplaced kingdom, whereas yet one more account says that the primary Chhath puja was carried out by Karna who was the son of Kunto and Lord Surya.

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