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Chaiti Chhath Puja 2024: Chaiti Chhath will start with Nahay-Khay, the great festival will end by offering Arghya to the rising sun, know everything

Chaiti Chhath Puja 2024: Chhath Mahaparva is celebrated twice a year. One in the Shukla Paksha of Kartik and the other in the Shukla Paksha of Chait month. The festival of Chhath Puja lasts for four days. Chhath Puja starts with Nahay-Khay and ends after offering Arghya at sunrise and Parana. The great festival of Chaiti Chhath will start with Nahay-Khay in Rohini Nakshatra and Ayushman Yoga on Friday, 12th April i.e. Chaitra Shukla Chaturthi. The fasting people will take a bath in the Ganges and take Arwa rice, gram dal, pumpkin vegetable etc. and take a pledge for this four-day long festival. On 13th, Vrati will take Prasad after worshiping Kharna. Arghya will be offered to the setting sun on Chaitra Shukla Shashthi 14. The great festival will end on 15th April by offering Arghya to the rising sun.

  • Nahay-Khay on Friday, April 12
  • Kharna on 13th April, Saturday
  • Evening service on Sunday, 14th April
  • Argha and Paran on 15th April, Monday morning

Chaiti Chhath has special significance

Pandit Shripati Tripathi Told that the special thing about Chaiti Chhath is that it is celebrated on the sixth day of Navratri. On this day, the sixth form of Goddess Katyayani is worshipped. Whereas on the day of Nahayakhaya, the Kushmanda form of the goddess is worshipped. Goddess Skandamata is worshiped on the day of Kharna. Therefore, the devotees who observe the fast of Chaiti Chhath during Chaitra Navratri, get the blessings of Goddess Durga along with Chhath Maiya.

First day – Importance and worship method of Nahay Khay
The first day of Chhath festival is known as ‘Nahay Khay’, on this day the house is cleaned. On this day, before sunrise, fasting people take bath in the river, wear new clothes and eat vegetarian food. The rest of the family members eat food only after the fasting person has finished eating.

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Second day – Importance and method of worship of Kharna
The second day of Chhath festival is called Kharna. On this day, after getting clean in the morning, Arghya is offered to the Sun, after which fasting is observed throughout the day and rice kheer made of jaggery is consumed with the rest of the family members in the evening.

Third day – Arghya to the setting sun
The third day of Chhath festival has great importance. On this day, in the evening, people go to the ghat with all the puja material in a bamboo basket. After reaching the ghat, the fasting women offer Arghya to the Sun. At the time of Arghya, water and milk are offered to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya is worshiped with soup filled with Prasad.

Method of offering Arghya on the day of Chhath Puja
Place banana and other fruits, prasad, reed etc. in a bamboo soup and cover it with a yellow cloth. After this, light a lamp and keep it in the soup and take the soup in both hands and offer Arghya to the Sun God while setting. Chant Surya Mantra while offering Arghya.

Fourth day – Rising Sun Arghya
Arghya is offered to the Sun God on the morning of Saptami, the last day of Chhath festival. On this day, there is a tradition of offering Arghya to the rising Sun. With this the Chhath Puja fast ends.


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