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Halashti fast is kept for the longevity of the child, know the auspicious time and rules

According to religious beliefs, Lord Krishna’s elder brother Balarama was born on this day. It is also known as Balram Jayanti, Hal Chhath, Pinni Chhath or Khamar Chhath. This year the festival of Halashti is falling on 17th August (Wednesday).

Few days are left for Shri Krishna Janmashtami festival. But before that the festival of Halashti will be celebrated. According to the Hindi calendar, every year Halashti is celebrated on the sixth day of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada. According to religious beliefs, Lord Krishna’s elder brother Balarama was born on this day. It is also known as Balram Jayanti, Hal Chhath, Pinni Chhath or Khamar Chhath. This year the festival of Halashti is falling on 17th August (Wednesday). On this day, mothers keep a fast for the long life and happiness of their children. Let’s know the auspicious time, worship method and importance for Balarama Jayanti or Halashthi fasting worship:-

Auspicious time for Halashti fast

Shashthi date starts- August 16- Tuesday night from 8.19 pm

Shashthi date ends – August 17-Wednesday, night 09: 21 minutes

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Halashti fasting method

On this day, wake up early in the morning and wear clean clothes after taking a bath.

Keep a fast on the day of Halashthi and take fruits after worship in the evening.

On this day, make a picture of Chhath Mata with buffalo dung on the wall anywhere in the house or outside.

After that worship Ganesh ji and Mata Gaura.

On this day, women make a pond at home, plant strawberry, palash and kansi trees in it and sit there and worship.

After worshiping, listen to the story of Halashti.

Plow plowed grains and vegetables are not used in Halashti fast. In this fast, things born in the pond like rice of Tinni, greens of Kermua, rice of Pasahi etc. Cow’s milk or curd etc. is not used in this fast. Buffalo milk, curd and ghee are used in Halashti fast.

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