Chhath Puja 2021: 36 hours Nirjala Vrat begins with Kharna in Uttarakhand Photos

Women interpreting Kharna – Photo: Amar Ujala

Kharna Puja took place on the second day of Chhath, the four-day festival of popular faith. Late on Tuesday night, after consuming the Kharna offerings, the devotees began the 36-hour Nirjala fast. At night, while maintaining a Kharna fast throughout the day, he made kheer mixed with brown sugar, rice, milk and began the fast by distributing the prasad of his acquaintances at night.

Officials at Poorva Cultural Manch say those without face masks will not be allowed to enter the Ghats during Ardhya night in Dehradun on Wednesday. The forum’s founder and general secretary, Subhash Jha, said that the forum has given clear instructions to team members from all ghats and to all those involved in Operation Chhath that in any case it must be ensured that they are followed. the crown guidelines.

On the morning before Kharna Prasad, a large crowd of people gathered on the ghats to bathe in the Ganges. The devotees bathed in the Ganges and sang the songs of Chhathi Maiya. Devotees also took to Gangajal to make offerings. Then in the evening with the rituals, they made offerings of rice, brown sugar and milk, mixed kheer and wheat bread and accepted it themselves and fed each other in the Kharna tradition.

Women interpreting Kharna – Photo: Amar Ujala

In the Ganges Ghats, on the terraces of the house and elsewhere, the devotees wash the wheat for offerings. From this, the prasad of Thekua will be prepared for Arghya. With the conclusion of Kharna on Tuesday for the Mahaparv Chhath, 36 hours of rigorous Nirjala fast began. After Kharna, devotees distribute Prasad among the people until late at night.

Women buying Chhath – Photo: Amar Ujala

The devotees carried prasad from door to door for the devotees. On November 10, the fast will offer Arghya to the rising sun at Chhath Ghats. On the morning of November 11, after sunrise, the devotees will bow before Lord Bhaskar and offer Arghya as soon as the redness comes.

Women buying Chhath – Photo: Amar Ujala

Daksha Prajapati Ghat of Ganga in Haridwar, Chaudhary Charan Singh Ghat, Muni Ghat, Ravidas Ghat, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ghat, Shri Hans Pawan Ghat, Agrasain Ghat, Premnagar, Govind Ghat, Satnam Sakshi Ghat, Shri Krishna Ghat, Vishwakarma Gash Ghat Today, at Swami Vivekananda Ghat, Lavkush Ghat, Amrapur Ghat, a crowd of devotees will gather to offer Arghya to the sun in Sharma’s Astanchalgami. To this end, the Chhath Parv committees will also make lighting arrangements at Ganga Ghats.

Preparations on the Ghats for Chhath – Photo: Amar Ujala

In Dehradun, preparations have been made on 15 ghats, including Selakui, Raipur, Maldevta, Nathanpur, sewer number six, Harbanshwala. Poorva Cultural Manch has outlined its preparations for Wednesday night’s Arghya. Manch has formed a trained team of women ‘Mantra Women’, ‘Manch Informational’ for information and coordination and a team of youth ‘Manch Operational’ to keep the system of various ghats smoothly.

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