A four-day festival which begins on the sixth day after Diwali also known as Dala Chhath or Surya Shashti. This ancient festival is dedicated to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya, ancient Vedic Goddess Usha – wife of Sun God and people worship to the Sun God for sustaining life on the earth.
1) The first day of the Chhath Puja is known as “Nahai Khai” or “nahan khan.”..( A Day for A #HOLYDIP & devotees takes meal for once )
2)The second day is known as “lohanda.” Worshippers keep fast for the whole day and break their fast after sunset after worshipping the Sun God and devotees again go on a fast for the next 36 hours during which they neither eat anything nor drink even a sip of water.
3)On the third day, which is known as the day of Chhath, devotees prepare Prasad and offer the Sandhya Arghya at the ghat of a river bank or pond. Devotees worship the Sun God and Chhath Maiya. At night, the event of Kosi is celebrated where clay diyas are lighted under the covering of five sugarcane sticks. The five sugarcane sticks symbolize the Pancha Tattva (earth, water, fire, space, and air) that constitute the human body. 🌱🌋🌧️🍃🌌 4)On the fourth day, devotees offer “Usha Arghya” to the rising sun at the bank of the river or pond. After performing puja, devotees break their fast finally and distribute MahaPrasada.
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