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Why do we offer Arghya to the Sun on Chhath? Know its mythological significance

Chhath Puja 2022: Today is the second day of Chhath Puja, which is called Kharna. On this day, women make bhog of jaggery kheer and sathi rice on the stove in the evening. According to mythology, Chhathi Maiya enters the house along with Kharna Puja and women start fasting for 36 hours. Arghya is offered to the setting sun on the third day of Chhath and to the rising sun on the fourth day. Let us know why Arghya is offered to the Sun on the day of Chhath and what is its mythological significance.

Importance of offering Arghya to the setting sun in Chhath

Arghya is offered to the setting sun on the third day of Chhath i.e. on the evening of Shashti. This is called Sandhya Arghya. According to mythological beliefs, Sun God lives with his wife Pratyusha at this time, that is why Vrati also gets the benefit of offering Arghya to Pratyusha. It is believed that worshiping the sun in the evening brings prosperity and all the wishes of the fasting person are fulfilled. Offering Arghya to the Sun strengthens the position of the Sun in the horoscope.

Importance of offering Arghya to the rising sun on Chhath

The fast is concluded by offering Arghya to the Sun in the morning on Saptami. It is called paran. On the last day, Arghya is offered to Surya at Varunvela, it is offered to Surya’s wife Usha. By doing this all the wishes are fulfilled. The Sun provides energy to the entire universe. There are many benefits of giving water to the sun. It is believed that offering arghya to the Sun brings good luck. It is said that by worshiping the Sun in the morning, health is created and diseases are eradicated.

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