Chaiti Chhath 2023: Special worship is done on the banks of the ghats on Chaiti Chhath
The festival of Chhath is dedicated to nature. The setting sun is worshiped in Chhath Puja. Pundits believe that by worshiping Chhathi Maiya, children get longevity. Along with this, Chhath fast is also kept for the happiness of children.
Chaiti Chhath has special importance in Hindu religion, on this day devotees keep a strict fast and offer prayers to the Sun God, so let us tell you about the worship method and importance of Chaiti Chhath fast.
Know about Chaiti Chhath
Chaiti Chhath Puja, the great festival of folk faith, has started tomorrow on March 25, 2023 with Nahay-Khay. Along with this, the devotees have also started the Chhath fast. And now this Chhath festival will end by offering Arghya to the rising sun. Chhath festival is celebrated twice a year, one Chhath is celebrated after Diwali in the month of Kartik, while before that Chaiti Chhath is celebrated in the month of Chaitra. Chhath is celebrated twice a year in Hindu religion. Yamuna Chhath is celebrated once in the month of Kartik and second time on the Shashthi of Chaitra Shukla Paksha. It is also known as Yamuna Jayanti. Pundits believe that the day of Yamuna Jayanti is the birthday of Mother Yamuna. That’s why on this day devotees bathe in Yamuna river and offer different types of dishes. Apart from this, devotees worship Lord Krishna on this day. Some devotees also observe strict fast on Yamuna Chhath. Devotees worship Yamuna ji in the morning and evening and after observing the fast, the fast is broken after 24 hours the next day. Along with this, women prepare different types of sweets at home and offer them to Goddess Yamuna and distribute it among all the relatives.
Chaiti Chhath 2023 auspicious time for Surya Arghya
Arghya will be offered to the setting sun on March 27 in Chaiti Chhath Mahaparva, on this day the time of Sun worship is 06.36 in the evening. Chaiti Chhath will end on March 28 after offering Arghya to the rising sun. On this day, the time to offer Arghya to the Sun is at 06:16 in the morning.
Importance of Chhath Puja
The festival of Chhath is dedicated to nature. The setting sun is worshiped in Chhath Puja. Pundits believe that by worshiping Chhathi Maiya, children get longevity. Along with this, Chhath fast is also kept for the happiness of children. The importance of Chhath Puja is very high in Hinduism. Starting from the Shashthi of Shukla Paksha of the month of Kartik, this fast is also known as Chhath Puja, Surya Shashthi Puja and Dala Chhath.
Important Dates of Chaiti Chhath
March 25, Saturday: Nahay Khay
March 26, Sunday: Kharna
March 27, Monday: Arghya to the setting sun, Time: 06:36 pm
March 28, Tuesday: Arghya to the rising sun, conclusion of fast with Paran, Time: 06:16 am
Fasting has to be done for 36 hours in Chaiti Chhath
On the first day of Chhath Puja festival, the fast is started by taking a bath in the holy river in Nahay Khay and eating arva rice, gram dal and pumpkin curry. The next day they remain waterless and in the evening there is Kharna, in which fasting is called jaggery kheer and roti. Then after fasting for 36 hours without water, on Monday, March 27, we will offer Chhathvrati Arghya to the setting sun. After this, the great festival will end on March 28 with the offering of Arghya to the rising Lord Bhaskar.
Know the auspicious time to offer prayers to the setting sun
After 36 hours of waterless fasting, Chhathvrati will offer Arghya to the setting sun on Monday, March 27. This time the auspicious time to offer Arghya to the setting sun will be from 5:28 in the evening. On the other hand, the auspicious time for offering Arghya to the rising Lord Bhaskar will be from 5:55 am. Offering Arghya at this time will bring immense happiness and prosperity in life.
Chaiti Chhath is celebrated as Yamuna Chhath
Chaiti Chhath or Yamuna Chhath has special significance in Hindu religion. On this day Yamuna ji’s worship and aarti is done at every ghat of river Yamuna. Along with this, fifty-six bhogs are offered to Maa Yamuna and floats are taken out in the cities. Yamuna Chhath has special significance in Mathura and Vrindavan. On this day Vallabhacharya ji also composed the Yamuna Ashtak.
– Pragya Pandey