There are many regional festivals in India which has great importance for the people who celebrate it. One such regional festival is Chhath Pooja/Surya Shashthi/Chhath puja which has now become a festival for the people of other regions as well.
Ten Lines on Chhath Puja/Surya Shashthi/Dala Chhath 2021 in English
Let’s learn some important information about the sacred event through the sets of 10 lines available below.
1) Chhath Pooja falls on the sixth day of the Karthik month of the Hindu calendar.
2) Though it is a festival in northern India, its popularity has grown much in the last few years in almost every corner of the country.
3) On this day, people keep complete fast for one and a half day without having water.
4) The fasting during Chhath Pooja is one of the most difficult one in Hindu festivals.
5) The first day of the festival is ‘Nahay-Khay’ when devotees take holy bath in rivers and provide holy offerings to the Sun God.
6) The second day of the festival is ‘Kharna’ when the devotees prepare ‘Kheer-Poori’ and break their fast with this after offering prayers Sun.
7) The third day is the ‘Sandhya Arghya’ when people keep fast abstaining from even water and go to nearby water bodies to offer ‘Arghya’ to the setting Sun.
8) The picturesque scenario on the river banks during Chhath Pooja with devotees dressed in traditional attire looks mesmerizing.
9) The Chhath Pooja concludes with ‘Usha Arghya’ on the fourth day where devotees offer prayers to the rising Sun and break their fast.
10) Worshipers pray for the well being and prosperity of their families and seek the blessings of the goddess of Chhath.
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1) Chhath Puja is one of the Vedic Hindu festivals where the devotees worship the Sun, a god in Hindu mythology.
2) It is the festival of mostly the Maithili and Bhojpuri speaking people.
3) Apart from India Chhath Pooja is also a festival in many other countries like Nepal, Mauritius, Fiji, Trinidad & Tobago etc.
4) The goddess ‘Chhathi Maiya’, the wife of Sun, is the goddess of Chhath Pooja.
5) Many Non-Hindu communities also celebrate Chhath.
6) Chhath Pooja/Surya Shashthi is one of the most eco-friendly Hindu festivals.
7) The government constructs many artificial water bodies and ponds so that devotees can easily offer their prayers on occasion.
8) The sacred offerings of the festival consist of ‘Thekua’, a sweet cuisine fresh fruits.
9) The rays of the rising Sun has many healing properties and health benefits which helps the devotees in various beneficial ways.
10) Chhath Pooja symbolizes the importance of Sun and how it helps to sustain life on earth.
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1) Chhath Pooja is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in India.
2) The Chhath Puja/Surya Shashthi is mainly for the God “Sun” and the goddess “Chhath”.
3) The Chhath festival comes twice a year, first in summer and next in the winter.
4) It is mainly a festival for Hindu women who strictly fast for the whole day.
5) In the early morning, the women start their worship by taking a dip in rivers and ponds.
6) The women perform all rituals standing in the water like praying, offering etc.
7) The fasting women can have one meal in the whole day.
8) The women prepare their meal themselves which is rice, chana dal, kheer and chapati.
9) After having the first meal, the women fast for next 36 hours without having even water.
10) They spend the evening of the festival by singing various ritual songs and hymns
1) The Chhath Pooja has originated in Bihar, Jharkhand, Nepal and some parts of Uttar Pradesh.
2) The Chaiti Chhath comes after Holi while the Karthik Chhath comes after Diwali.
3) Chhath Pooja in India is a celebration from the ancient period.
4) A sweet dish ‘Thekua’ has the most value of this festival.
5) Standing in the water in the late evening and early morning facing the sun makes people healthy and rich of vitamin D.
6) The Chhath Pooja is a four days’ observation.
7) The men also observe the Chhath Pooja equally because it is not a festival of women only.
8) The food prepared on Chhath Pooja remains free from salt, garlic and onion.
9) The one who takes fast on this day is called “Vratee”.
10) The other members of the house can have a meal only when the Vratee has already taken it.
1) Chhath Puja is a celebration with great joy and zeal in almost all part of India.
2) It comes after the 2nd day of Diwali and is a four days’ festival.
3) This festival brings piousness in the air and the atmosphere.
4) This festival has mainly originated in Bihar but slowly has spread in all parts of India.
5) On this festival, women fast for the long life of their husband and the attainment of child happiness.
6) The preparation of this festival begins with great enthusiasm just after Diwali.
7) It is a four-day festival that begins on Chaturthi and ends on Saptami.
8) In the evening, women keep fast and offer raw milk to Sun god and sing devotional songs.
9) On the next morning, they again go to a nearby water body and again do the same as earlier.
10) They return home and distribute offerings among the Kin and Kith with a lot of devotion.
Devotees across the nation offer prayers to the Sun and seek the blessing of Goddess ‘Chhathi Maiya’ for the health, prosperity and peace. Chhath Pooja is the most glorious form of worshipping the Sun. This is the only festival in which both setting and rising Sun receives worship and blesses us. Sun is very important for sustaining life on earth, and Chhath Pooja is a way to pay tribute to the Sun.
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