Monday, October 27, 2014

Chhath Puja Begins - Muhurat & Puja Vidhi

Chhath Puja has started from today, i.e. from October 27, 2014. Chhath Puja is the festival which honors Lord Sun, the one who sustains life on Earth. Pray for the longevity and prosperity of your loved ones on the occasion of Chhath Puja.

Chhath Puja is mainly celebrated by the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern UP. It is celebrated on the sixth day of the Hindu month ‘Kartik’ after the festival of Diwali. This Chhath Puja is also known as Kartiki Chhath, because of the month Kartik. This Chhath Puja is going to be celebrated from October 27, 2014 to October 30, 2014.

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Chhath Puja is observed for a period of four days. Chhath Puja is dedicated to Lord Sun and Chhathi Maiyya. People celebrate the festival with great zeal and enthusiasm. They honour and give thanks to Lord Sun for giving his energies that are the prime source of sustaining life on Earth.

Chhath Puja 2014 - Puja Muhurat

(Muhurat for October 29, 2014; Delhi)

Shashti Tithi begins: From 00:47 to 23:10
Sunrise time: 06:30
Sunset time: 17:38

Chhath Puja 2014 - Rituals & Celebration

Chhath Puja is celebrated for a period of four days. Every day has its own importance. Each day signifies the dedication and purity of the devotees towards this festival. So, let’s talk about the rituals of each day in detail:

Chhath Puja Day 1 - Nahay Khaye

‘Nahaye Khaye’ is considered as the starting of Chhath Puja. On the first day, the devotees take a dip in the holy river and also they use the water of that river for preparing Prasad. This ritual signifies the name of the this day as Nahay Khaye.

Muhurat: From 06:32 am to 05:35 pm

Chhath Puja Day 2 - Kharna

The second day of Chhath Puja is known as ‘Kharna’. On this day, the devotees observe fast for a period of about 36 hours. Drinking of water is also restricted in this fast. They make a special Prasad of Kheer Puri, which is used for breaking the fast after worshiping Sun, before sunset.

Muhurta for observing fast: From 12:47 am at night (Oct 28, 2014)

Chhath Puja Day 3 - Chhath

The third day of Chhath Puja is the most important day of all. The main Chhath Puja is organised on this day. The Prasad prepared by the devotees is offered to the settling Sun by singing religious songs. The devotees gather on the bank of river with their families to worship Lord Sun. An event named Kosi is also celebrated by devotees in which the earthen lamp is lighted and placed under the canopy of sugarcane sticks.

Muhurat: From 06:30 am to 05:38 pm

Chhath Puja Day 4 - Paarun

Puja of the last day of Chhath is performed during the Sunrise, which means the rising Sun is worshipped on this day. The devotees gather at the river bank before Sunrise, offer prayers and break their 36 hours long fast. In this way, the people perform the Chhath Puja and receive the blessings of Lord Sun.

Muhurat: From 06:31 am to 05:38 pm

Chhath Puja 2014 - Glory Of Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is celebrated with great amount of enthusiasm and full devotion in some parts of the country. People devote themselves fully in the service of Lord Sun. The rituals of Chhath Puja are very hard to perform. So, it needs high amount of dedication and devotion. Perform Chhath Puja and worship Lord Sun for a happy and healthy life.

To know more about the rituals of Chhath Puja, click here : Chhath Puja 2014
Fill your life with melodious songs on the occasion of Chhath Puja by: Chhath Puja Songs

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