Chhath Puja History Origin Rituals and Traditions , The Yogic Philosophy of Chhath Benefits of Chhath Process Daily Sun Meditation (Chhath Process) 27-30 October 2014
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Festival / event - Chhath Puja
Main God – Lord Sun
Main Goddess – Chhathi Maiya, Usha , Prtiyusha , Maa Shashthi, Maa Katyayini
Also called - Chhathi, Dala Chhath / Surya Shashti
Observed by - Hindus, Nepali and Jains
Type- Cultural, Historical, Religious
Significance - To thank Lord Surya for granting reward of life on earth and fulfilling exacting wishes
Begins – Chaturthi of Kartik Shukla / 2 days prior to Kartik Shukla Shasti
Ends – Kartik Shukla Saptami / The day after Kartik Shasti
Year 2014 Dates Chhath Puja Festival are
Chhath Puja/Chhath Pooja/Chhath fast for first day for all devotees – Kartik Shukla Chaturthi - Wednesday October 27, 2014 – Nahay Khay – Bath and eat ( Satvik Bhojan )
Chhath Puja/Chhath Pooja/Chhath Fast for second day for all devotees – Kartik Shukla Panchami - Thursday October 28, 2014 – Kharna/Lohanda – Fast without water after sun set devotees take Prasad
Chhath Puja/Chhath Pooja/Chhath fast for theird day for all devotees – Kartik Shukla Shasthi - Friday October 29, 2014 – Sandhya Argha (Timings Sunset - 5:39 pm) - Fast without water whole day
Chhath Puja/Chhath Pooja/Chhath fast for fourth day for all devotees – Kartik Shukla Saptami - Saturday October 30, 2014 – Suryodaya Argha (Timings Sunrise - 6:31 am) - Fast without water till Sunrise
Chhath Puja/Chhath Pooja/Chhath fast end day – Kartik Shukla Saptami - Saturday October 30, 2014 – Paran - Breaking Of Fast
Observances - Prayers and religious rituals, including puja and prasad, bathing in the Ganges, and fasting
Chhath puja is carried out on Kartik Shukla Shashti, which is the 6th day of the month of Kartik observed by the Hindu agenda.
Chhath is being preceded exactly 6 days after Diwali festival. Chhath being a toughest fast observance, requiring the Devotees to fast without water for more than 36 hours, is very precious and worthwhile.
Chhath Puja all names - As Chhath is grand festival of Bihar it also known as diffrent names by different people and regions.
The following names are syononyms or nick names of chhath
Surya Shashthi chhath
Surya Shashthi puja
Chhathi Maiya Vrat
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