Chhath Puja 2019
Chhath Puja is the Indian thanksgiving festival devoted to the sun god (Surya) and his wife Usha. It is also known as Sun Sashti which is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Shashthi. This festival is celebrated after 6 days of Diwali and mainly celebrated in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand with great fanfare. On Chhath Puja, worshiping Sun God and Chhathi Maiya helps you gain health, wealth and happiness. This is the reason why the festival is celebrated with great pomp and show.
Chhath Puja Date
This year Chatt Puja will be celebrated on 2nd November 2019. It is a four-day festival usually celebrated four days after Diwali.
Chhath Puja 2019 Shubh Muhurat
Chhath Puja Muhurat For New Delhi, India
2 November (Sandhya Arghya) Sunset time: 17:35:42
3 November (Usha Arghya) Sunrise time: 06:34:11
Significance of Chhath Puja
Chhath Puja is the best way to get your body detoxified as taking dips in the water and exposing the body to the sun increases the flow of solar bioelectricity which improves the functionality of the human body. It is also said that Chhath Puja helps to kill the harmful bacteria and prepares the body for the upcoming winter season. Sun is also considered to be the symbol of stability and prosperity. Therefore, people worship Sun God during Chhath Puja for the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and beloved ones.
You can also Consult an Astrologer in order to know the pros and cons of this festival.
Chhath Puja celebration
Chhath Puja is a folk festival that lasts four days. This is a four-day festival, which starts with Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends with Kartik Shukla Saptami.
- Nahay Khay (first day)
Nahay Khay is the first day of Chhath Puja. This means after cleaning the house take a fresh bath and only vegetarian food should be eaten to protect the mind from the vengeful tendency.
- Kharna (Second Day)
It is the second day of Chhath Puja. The devotees keep fast for the whole day and break their fast in the evening after sunset after the worship of Sun. Devotees are not allowed to drink even a single drop of water. In the evening, they can eat gur ki kheer(jaggery kheer), fruits and chapati full of ghee.
- Sandhya Arghya (Third Day)
On the third day of Chhath puja, an Argya is offered to the sun god during the Kartik Shukla Shashthi. In the evening, a bamboo basket is decorated with fruits, thekua, and rice laddus, after which devotees offer an Argya to the sun with their families. At the time of Arghya, water, and milk are offered to Sun God. After worshipping Sun God, Shashthi Devi songs are sung in the night and the vrat Katha is heard.
- Usha Arghya (Fourth Day)
On the last day of Chhath puja in the morning, and Argya is offered to the Sun God. On this day, before sunrise devotees have to go to the riverbank to offer an Argya to the rising sun. After this, the protection of the child from Chhathi Maiya and the happiness of the entire family is sought for peace. After worship, devotees drink sharbat and raw milk and eat prasad in order to break one’s fast which is called Paran or Parana.
Chhath Puja Vidhi
Get all the Samagri before Chhath Puja and offer Argya to the Sun God.
- 3 Larger Bamboo baskets, 3 soop made of Bamboo or brass, plate, milk, and glass.
- Rice, red vermilion, lamp, coconut, turmeric, sugarcane, Suthani, vegetable, and sweet potato.
- Pear, big lemons, honey, paan, whole herd, caravans, camphor, sandalwood, and dessert
- As prasad, take Thekua, Malpua, kheer-puri, semolina pudding, rice Ladoos.
Significance of Chhath Puja according to Indian Astrology
The Chhath Puja has great significance even as per scientific and astrological point of view. The sixth tithi of the Kartik Shukla Paksha is a special astronomical occasion when the sun is situated in the southern hemisphere of the earth. During this time, ultraviolet rays of the sun collect more than the normal amount on the earth. The direct effect of these harmful rays falls on people’s eyes, stomach, and skin. The worship and offering an Arghya to the sun on the occasion of Chhath puja should not harm the person with ultraviolet rays.
Indian Astrology wishes you Happy Chhath Puja. May the Sun God always showers his blessings on every devotee.