New Delhi . Chhath Puja, the great festival of folk belief related to sun worship, started with the Nahay-Khay ritual. Starting from November 17, this festival will continue for four days. Amrit Yoga and Ravi Yoga are being formed on the first day of Chhath. This festival will conclude with Nahay-Khay on the first day, Kharna on the second day, Sandhya Arghya on the third day and Usha Arghya on the fourth day. Shashthi Tithi related to this festival will start from 09.18 AM on 18th November and will end at 07.23 AM on 19th November. Kharna is the second day of Chhath Puja. On this day, sunrise time is 06.46 am and sunset time is 05.26 pm. However, the time of sunset and sunrise may differ in different places.
On the evening of Chhath Puja, Surya Arghya (welcoming offering) is given on the third day. On this day, devotees offer Arghya to the setting sun at the ghat. Sandhya Arghya is always offered at sunset. On the day of Chhath Puja i.e. 19th November, the time of Evening Arghya is 05.25 pm. The time of offering Arghya to the Sun at sunrise on this day is 06.46 am. Whereas the fourth day of Chhath Puja is dedicated to offering Arghya to the rising sun and observing fast. This year Chhath Puja fast will be broken on 20th November. On this day, Arghya will be offered with sunrise at 06:47 am. The time of sunset on this day is 05:26 pm.
It is noteworthy that on this day there is a tradition of worshiping Shashthi Mata and Sun God. Therefore, this festival is also called Surya Shashthi. On this festival, Lord Surya and Chhathi Mata are worshiped with rituals. Chhath fast is considered one of the most difficult fasts. It is believed that observing Chhath fast leads to the birth of a child, well being of the child, happiness, prosperity and long life.
: Language Inputs
This post is sourced from newspapers, magazines and third-party websites. For more information please check NewsDay Express Disclaimer.