Chhath Puja In India 2016 : Dates, Katha And Benefits Of Chhath Puja : chhath puja is an ancient Hindu Vediv festival dedicated to the Hindu god sun and chhati maiya (Usha : wife of sun God). the chhath puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. this festival is observed by Nepalese people and Indian people along with their diaspora. The sun, considered as the god of energy and of the life-force. is worshiped during the Chhath puja festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. Sun worship is believed to help core a variety of diseases, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, Friends, and elders.
CHHATH PUJA KATHA :
A long year ago, there was a king named,Priyavrat and his wife Malini. They were living very happily but they don’t have any child. there was a big unhappiness in thier life. they decided to make a big Yagya by the help of maharishi Kashyap in order to be blessed with the a child. His wife become pregnant because of the effect of the Yogya . but she had given birth to a dead child after nine months. King was very sad and decided to suicide. suddenly, there come a goddess in front of him while suicide. goddess said that, I am a goddess khashti, if someone would offer puja to me with pure mind and soul, he would definitely get a child. The king,priyavrat did the same and blessed with a very beautiful and sweet child. since then,people started celebrating the chhath puja.
CHHATH PUJA DATES 2016
- Friday, 4th of November 2016 is the day of bath and eat.
- Saturday, 5th of November 2016 is the day of fast which ends after sunset after the 36 hour long fast.
- Sunday, 6th of November 2016 is the day of Sandhya Argh known as the evening offerings.
- Monday, 7th of November 2016 is the day of Suryodaya Argh and the Paran or breaking of the fast.
BENEFITS OF CHHATH PUJA
- It is a way of detoxifying the body and mind which lead the biochemical changes.
- devotee of chhath puja can improve the immunity of body.
- a variety of skin infection can be cured through the safe radiations of sunlight.