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Chhath Puja2017: Date, Puja Vidhi and Songs

Chhath Puja2017: Date, Puja Vidhi and Songs
Written by Shilpi Gupta

Chhath Puja/Chhath Parva will be observed in North India, especially in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. This year Chhath puja is observed on is 26th October on Thursday. This festival is celebrated to thank Surya Devta (Sun) for his protection and to take their blessings for good health and happiness. Word Chhath refers to the sixth day in Bhojpuri language and celebrated on the sixth day of Kartik month according to Hindu Calendar. Hindu people believed that Draupadi and Pandavas performed the Chhath puja and worshipped the God Sun. Draupadi observed that all their problems vanishing and the Pandavas were got their lost kingdom because of Chhat Puja. From that time onwards, the day of Chhath puja became a significant festival in the Hindu religion in India.

Chhath Puja Vidhi

Chhath Puja is celebrated for four days, on the first day, the devotees take a dip in the Holy Ganga or In the Yamuna early in the morning. They bring some holy water of Ganga or Yamuna to prepare offerings. On the Second day, the day before Chhath, devotees observe a fast for the whole day which they open after sunset in evening. Devotees pray to the Sun and offer kheer, Puri, and bananas to their family and friends as prasad. On the third day, devotees along with their family members go to the river bank(Ganga and Yamuna) and offer prasad to the sun in evening. They pray for the happiness and prosperity for them and their family. On the fourth day, devotees head to the river bank before the sun rises and offer Prashad to the rising sun and open their fast and take Prashad along with their friends and family.

Chhath Puja songs

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.