Chhath Puja 2021 Date in India Tithi Puja Vidhi Shubh Muhurat Kab Hai Arghya Time of Vrat Parana – Chhath Puja 2021: Chhath Vrat starts with Nahay Khay from today, do you know who Chhath Maiya and Katha are?

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Chhath Puja Date 2021, Time, Tithi: According to the Hindu calendar, the Mahachhath festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the Shukla Paksha month of Kartik. On this day, there is a law to worship the sister of the Sun God, Chhat Maiya, and Lord Surya. According to religious belief, the Chhat fast is observed for the achievement of children, prosperity and long life. The festival begins with a bath in Chaturthi Tithi and Shashthi Tithi, after worshiping Chhath Vrat, fasting and offering Arghya to the setting sun, the next day in Saptami the fast is concluded after offering water to the rising sun. This time, on November 8, the Chhath fast will begin with bathing. The next day, Kharna will be performed on November 9 and the main Chhath Puja will be performed on November 10, Shashti Tithi and the next day, November 11, Saptami Tithi, the fast of the Chhath festival will be broken.

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Surya’s sister is Chhathi Maiya

According to the scriptures, Chhath Devi is the daughter of Manas of Lord Brahma and the sister of the Sun God, this festival is celebrated to please her. In the Brahmavaivarta Purana it is mentioned that Brahmaji divided into two parts to create the universe, in which the form of Purusha appeared on the right side and Prakriti on the left side. Prakriti Devi, the presiding deity of the universe, was divided into six parts. The sixth part of her is better known as the Mother Goddess or Devasena. Being the sixth part of nature, they have the name Shashthi, which is known as Chhathi Maiya. It is also worshiped on the sixth day after the child’s birth. Worshiping them blesses the child with health, success, and longevity. In the Puranas, the name of this goddess has been mentioned as Katyayani, who is worshiped on the sixth date of Navratri.

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This is how Chhath Puja started

According to the legend of Brahmavaivarta Purana, when King Priyavrata, the son of the first Manu, had no children, because of this he began to live very sad. At the urging of Maharishi Kashyap, King Priyavrata performed a Mahayagya ritual, as a result of which his wife became pregnant, but unfortunately the child died in the womb. There was an atmosphere of mourning throughout the town. At the same time, a glowing stone appeared in the sky, on which Shashti Mata was sitting.

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When the king saw him, he asked for his introduction. Mata Shashti said that I am Manas, daughter of Brahma and my name is Shashti Devi. I am the protector of all the children of the world and I bless all childless women with the happiness of children. After this, at the request of King Priyavrata, the goddess Shashti brought the dead child to life and gave him the blessing of longevity. Seeing such grace from goddess Shashti, King Priyavrata was very pleased and worshiped Shashti Devi. It is believed that after the worship of the sixth mother by King Priyavrata, this festival began to be celebrated.

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