Chhath Puja 2019, which is also known as Sun Shashthi is celebrated on Kartik Shukla Shashthi. This festival is celebrated after 6 days of Diwali and mainly it is celebrated in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand with a great display. On Chhath Puja, worshiping Sun God and Chhathi Maiya helps you gain health, wealth and happiness. In the last few years, Chhath Pooja has got special importance as a folk festival. This is the reason why this festival is celebrated with great joy and fun.
Surya which is considered the god of energy and the life-force is worshipped during the Chhath festival to endorse well-being, prosperity, and progress. In Hinduism, Sun is worshipped to cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, besides ensuring the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.
Chhath puja date
In 2019, the four-day festival will start on 2nd November. Chhath puja is celebrated over four days this year that will be from 31st October to 3 November 2019, with Surya Shashthi (main day) falling on 3 November 2019.
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Chhath Puja Celebration in India
In the Hindu tradition, the Shashthi Devi has also been known as Manas Daughter of Brahma Ji. In the Puranas, she is also said to be the mother Katyayani, who is worshiped on Navratri on the Shashti date. Shashthi Devi goes by the name Chhath Maiya in the local language of the states of Bihar & Jharkhand.
Chhath is a four-day festival, that starts with Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and ends with Kartik Shukla Saptami.
You can also Consult an Astrologer in order to know the pros and cons of this festival.
Nahay Khay (first day)
On the first day of Chhath Puja, devotees take a dip in the river Kosi, Karnali or Ganga whichever is near to their residence and they have to bring home the holy water from these rivers to prepare the offerings and this meal is called as kaddu-Bhat cooked only by using the bronze or soil utensils and mango woods over the soil stove.
Kharna (Second Day)
On the second day of Chhath Puja, the devotees observe a fast for the whole day and break their fast in the evening after worshipping Sun. After having a meal in the evening, they go on a fast without water for the next 36 hours.
Sandhya Arghya (Third Day)
On this day devotees prepare prasad (offerings) at home. After preparing the prasad in the evening, the devotees make the offerings to the just setting sun at the riverbank, pond or a common large water body.
Usha Arghya (Fourth Day)
On the last day of this festival, in the morning, an Arghya is offered to the Sun God. On this day before sunrise, the devotees have to go to the riverbank to offer the arghya to the rising sun. This festival ends when the devotees break their long fast of 36 hours (called Paran) and the relatives come over to their house to have their share of Prasad.
Why is Chhath Celebrated?
A festival dedicated & celebrated in the name of the Sun God & his wife Usha (Chhath Maiyya), Chhath is often called the Indian version of American Thanksgiving.
Chhath Puja is an Indian thanksgiving festival which is devoted to Sun God Surya and his wife Usha.
During Chhath Puja, devotees seek the blessings of Sun God for sustaining and supporting life on earth. In Hinduism, the sun is considered as the God of energy and lord of the Lifeforce. They believed that the sun helps to cure many diseases and illness. Sun is also considered as the symbol of stability and prosperity. Hence, people worship the Sun god during Chhath puja for longevity and happiness fro the family members. Chhath puja can be performed by any gender, also it is believed that once the family starts performing Chhath Puja, it is their duty to perform it every year with proper rituals. Shashthi Devi is said to be Chhath Maiya in the local language of Bihar-Jharkhand.
In Vedic Astrology, the sun is said to be the factor of soul, father, and on Chhath Puja the worship of Sun God and Shashti Maiya is achieved for a person, children, pleasure, and desire. Culturally, the main point of this festival is the simplicity of tradition, love for purity and nature.
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
Chhath Puja and 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 Astrology
The Chhath Puja has great importance 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 the arghya to the sun on the occasion of Chhath puja should not harm the person with ultraviolet rays.
Future Point wishes you Happy Chhath Puja. May the Sun God always showers his blessings on every devotee.