- There is a tradition of worshiping Lord Surya in the month of Kartik.
- The Chhath festival lasts four days in total.
The faith of millions of people is tied to the Chhath festival. There is a tradition of worshiping Lord Surya in the month of Kartik. There is a special law for this cult in Shashthi Tithi in Shukla Paksha. This cult started mainly in Bihar and Jharkhand, which has now spread to the country and abroad. Maharaja Karna of Anga Desh was a worshiper of the Sun God, so as a tradition the special effect of sun worship is visible in this area.
In the month of Kartik, the Sun is in its weakened sign, so a special worship of the Sun God is performed so that health problems do not bother. The date of Shashthi is related to the age of the child, so worshiping the Sun God and Shashti leads to both the achievement of a child and the protection of his life. Scientifically we can maintain a better level of energy and health by worshiping Surya this month.
What is Chhath’s method of worship?
This festival has a total duration of four days. It begins at Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends this fast at Arun Vela in Saptami. This fast begins with “Naha-Kha” in Kartik Shukla Chaturthi. As of this day, the state of cleanliness remains in good condition. The pumpkin and rice diet is taken on the first day.
The second day is called “Lohanda-Kharna”. On this day people fast and consume kheer at night. Kheer is made from sugar cane juice. It does not use salt or sugar. On the third day, fasting is offered in the setting sun. Along with this special type of dish, “Thekuva” and seasonal fruits are offered. Arghya is administered with milk and water. On the fourth day, the last Arghya is offered to the rising sun. After this, the fast is finished by eating raw milk and prasad.
Chhath Important Dates
This time, on November 8, Chhath Puja will start with a bath. Kharna will be celebrated on November 9. The first Arghya will be held in the evening on November 10 and the last Arghya will be held on November 11 in Arunodaya.
What are the benefits of Chhath Puja or Vrat?
People who are not going to have children or who end up having children over and over again, reap incredible benefits from this fast. Even if there are problems on the part of the child, this fast is beneficial. Keeping this fast is auspicious even if there is leprosy or a serious digestive system problem. Those people who have a bad position of the Sun in their horoscope or have problems with the side of the state, those people should also keep this fast.
What are the precautions of fasting?
This fast is of the utmost cleansing and sattvikta. Care must be taken to clean it rigorously. If even one person observes the Chhath fast in the house, all the others will also have to follow sattvikta and cleansing. Before fasting, check your health conditions.