Chhath Puja 2021: Sandhya Arghya is offered to the Sun God on the third day of Chhath festival, know how the tradition started

Chhath Puja Sandhya Arghya: Mahaparv Chhath, a symbol of simplicity and restraint, is the only festival to worship the rising and setting sun. It is celebrated on Shashthi Tithi in Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. The Lokparva Chhath (Chhath Puja) is also known as Surya Shashthi. This festival is celebrated 6 days after Diwali. Let us tell you that this year, November 8 was the first day of Chhath, on which the festival started with a bath, November 10 i.e. today is the third day of Chhath Puja when devotees will reach the Ghats to give Sandhya Arghya. On November 11 i.e. on the fourth day, Usha Arghya of Chhath Puja will be given and with this the Mahaparv Chhath will be celebrated. Mainly in the states of North India, Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh, people celebrate it with faith. In this festival, the Sun God (Surya Dev) and Chhathi Maiya are worshiped by law.

That’s why Arghya is given to the setting sun.

It is believed that in the evening, Sun God spends time with his consort Goddess Pratyusha. This is the reason that in Chhath Puja, while offering Arghya to the setting sun in the evening, his wife Goddess Pratyusha is also worshipped. By doing this, the wishes of the fast get fulfilled soon. It is also believed that by offering Arghya to the setting sun, one gets rid of many problems of life, health problems etc.

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This is how this tradition started

According to mythology, Chhathi Maiya is believed to be the Manasputri of Brahma and the sister of Lord Surya. The sixth Maya gives children to the childless. It is also worshiped for the long life of the children. At the same time, it is also believed that after the war of Mahabharata, the child born in the womb of Abhimanyu’s wife Uttara was killed. Then Lord Krishna advised Uttara to keep Shashthi fast (Chhath Puja) to save her.

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Parana of Chhath on Saptami

On the fourth day of Chhath i.e. on the day of Saptami, worship is done by offering arghya to the rising sun in the morning. On this day, there is a special glow on the ghats and women sing the songs of Chhathi Mata. Morning Argha is offered along with the sunrise and thus ends the Parana of Chhath Puja. Only after this, Prasad is given at the Ghats. (Disclaimer: The information and information given in this article is based on general information. Hindi news18 does not confirm these. Please consult the concerned specialist before implementing these.)

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