Chhath Puja 2023: Although many festivals are celebrated in India, Chhath Puja is a folk festival of sun worship. The religious sentiments of the people of India are associated with these festivals. That is why he celebrates every festival with great enthusiasm. Chhath Puja is one such festival, which is celebrated all over the world mainly by the residents of Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Nepal and overseas Indians spread in other parts of the world. This festival is a holy festival celebrated on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. This festival, which begins on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha, is also known as Chhath Puja, Surya Shashthi and Dala Chhath.
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Chhath Puja 2023 Date
The four-day festival begins on Kartik Shukla Chaturthi with a bath and ends on Kartik Shukla Saptami. This year this festival will be celebrated on the following dates
- Nov 17 – Take a bath
- 18 Nov – Kharna or Lohanda
- Nov 19 – Sandhya Arghya
- 20 Nov – Usha Arghya
This festival is being celebrated since the Vedic period, this festival reflects the Vedic Aryan culture of Bihar. But there is no testimony of such a festival in the Vedas.
Types of Chhath Puja
There are two types of Chhath festival in the society, in which one is celebrated in Chaitra of the first month of Shaka Samvat calendar, which is known as Chaiti Chhath and the other is the tradition of celebrating six days after Diwali of Kartik month. Which is known as Kartik Chhath. During these four days the fasting person has to follow strict rules.
How is the festival of Chhath Puja celebrated?
This is how the festival of Chhath Puja is celebrated.
The beginning of this fast starts with taking a bath on the first day, on this day fasting (the fast is called Parvatin in the local language) after cleaning the house, after taking a bath, make pumpkin vegetable, Arva rice and gram dal first. The devotees eat food.
The day after Nahay Khay is called Kharna or Lohanda. From this day, the fasting begins, on this day after fasting for the whole day, after taking a bath in a river or pond in the evening, bringing water from there, earthen pots and rice and milk made in sugarcane juice on the stove. Along with ki kheer, rice pita and ghee chupi roti are made. No salt is used in this food.
The third day is of Sandhya Arghya. On this day, apart from Thekua and Kasar with wheat, jaggery and ghee, other dishes are also prepared by the fast and their family members with complete cleanliness, the utensils used in the worship are made of brass, bamboo or clay. In the evening, wearing new clothes, Parvatin, along with her family and other relatives, carrying fruits, flowers and other dishes prepared in a bamboo basket, goes to offer Arghya to the setting sun on the banks of the river or pond, then the next morning the same process It is repeated again and the festival ends by offering arghya to the rising sun.
• Although all these sadhnas are worth according to verses 23 and 24 of Gita Adhyay 16, neither our salvation is possible nor any benefit.
Chhath Puja 2023: According to Mythology
According to the Puranas, Chhath Puja was started during the Ramayana in Tretayuga, when Rama returned after killing Ravana and taking Sita back, then Mudgal Rishi advised Rama to stand in water with Sita and offer Arghya (water offering) to the Sun God. He made this fast by giving and sprinkling water and purifying Sita.
Story related to Chhath Puja
There used to be a majestic king named Priyavrata. Even after many years of marriage, his queen Malini did not have any children, the king consulted his Rajguru. His Rajguru advised to perform Yagya rituals. Rajan performed the yagna with full rituals, the sage gave kheer to Queen Malini to eat, after some time the queen became pregnant.
After the completion of the pregnancy, the queen got a dead son, the king reached the crematorium alone with a sad heart with the body of his dead son, the king, distraught in the separation of the son, thought of committing suicide, only then Devasena, the psyche daughter of God, appeared there. And while telling the king the path of procreation, the goddess got intrigued by giving her the assurance of getting a child by advising her to worship with full rituals.
Chhath Puja 2023: According to folk belief, due to his birth on the sixth day of the origin of the universe, he is called Chhath Mayya. After this incident, the king returned to his palace and narrated the whole story to his wife and worshiped Chhathi Mayya with full rituals on the date specified by the goddess according to the rules and rituals prescribed by the goddess. After some time, the queen conceived again, after the completion of the pregnancy, the queen gave birth to a healthy child.
Due to the fulfillment of the wish of the children of the king, it is believed that the childless child gets a child by observing the sixth Mayya fast with full rules and regulations. Due to this concept, the tradition of Chhath fast is going on. But in reality, one gets a child here only from the previous rites. There is no role of deities etc. in this.
Know about real knowledge on Chhath Puja 2023
The law of Chhath Puja is not in any of our certified holy scriptures other than history, in the holy scripture of Hindu religion Shrimad Bhagwat Gita Adhyay 6 Shlok 16, the giver of Gita knowledge says that O Arjun! This yoga (devotion) is neither successful for the one who eats much nor for the one who does not eat at all, that is, neither this devotion nor the one who fasts, nor the one who sleeps much, nor the one who wakes up much. As you all can see, fasting is completely forbidden in this verse.
As far as the question of getting a son is concerned, then Param Sant Satguru Rampal Ji Maharaj ji proves from our scriptures that, here all living beings get as much as it is written in their destiny, if there is no transaction left in destiny. So children are not obtained, if anyone can give more than luck, then he is the Supreme God Kabir Saheb. Supreme God Kabir Saheb ji has said a speech about arbitrary worship like Chhath fast -:
आपे लीपे आपे पोते, आपे बनावे अहोइ।
उस पत्थर पे कुत्ता मुत्ते, अक्ल कहाँ पे खोय ।।
Taking a dig at blind devotion, Kabir Saheb ji says that an old lady, adding four bricks, gives her the status of the goddess of leap-ship and wishes for the well being of the family, then as soon as she leaves from there, the dog is on top of that stone. He goes after urinating, here Kabir God is trying to explain that you are praying for the well being of yourself and your family from the stone idol which cannot protect itself.
The Manas Dev whose daughter Devasena is mentioned in Chhath Puja is only a part of Goddess Durga (Maya), Kabir Saheb ji has said about Maya.
माया काली नागिनी, अपने जाए खात।
कुंडली में छोड़े नहीं, सौ बातों की बात।।
Maya itself is the Ardhangini of Kaal who helps Kaal to keep all of us living in this eighty-four lakh yonis. For more information, must read the book “Andha Shraddha Bhakti Khatra-e-Jaan” written by Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj.
Gita Chapter No. In Mantra 23 of 16, the giver of the knowledge of Gita has clearly said that one who does spiritual practice against scripture, neither gets happiness in this world nor in the hereafter. Only a complete saint can tell devotion according to the scriptures.
The identity of a complete saint in our holy scriptures
In Gita Adhyay 4 Shlok 34, in order to understand the knowledge given by the Supreme God, the giver of Gita has talked about looking for a Tatvdarshi Saint, now the matter gets stuck here, in the crowd of so many saints in the world, how will we search for a Tatvdarshi Saint? Where the fingers are being raised on some saint every day, in such a situation, how will we decide who are those true Tatvdarshi saints? The solution to this was also given by the Gita Gyandar in Gita Adhyay No.
In 15 verses 1 to 4, it has been done by telling about the tree hanging upside down in the form of the world that any saint or Mahant who will tell about all the departments of this tree hanging upside down in the form of this world will be a Tatvdarshi saint.
Meaning of True Sadguru – The one who imparts true knowledge, the official swan sent by the Supreme Lord, who is entitled to initiate Naam. The same evidence is also found in the speech of Kabir Saheb ji.
सतगुरु के लक्षण कहूँ, मधुरे बैन विनोद।
चार वेद छः शास्त्र कह अठारह बोध।।
Kabir Saheb ji explains in this speech the characteristics of a Satguru, one who has very sweet voice and is well versed in four Vedas, six Shastras, eighteen Puranas. There is evidence in Shlok 23 of Adhyay 17 of the Holy Shrimad Bhagwat Gita that a true Sadguru chants the name three times.
Evidence in the speech of Guru Nanak Dev Ji:-
चहुँ का संग, चहूँ का मीत जामै चारि हटा हटावे नित।
मन पवन को राखे बंद, लहे त्रिकुटी त्रिवेणी संध।।
अखंड मंडल में सुन्न समाना, मन पवन सच्च खंड टिकाना।
That is, the Complete Satguru is the one who gives the name in three times and with the action of breathing, explains the method of Sumiran, so that the salvation of the soul becomes possible. A true Satguru will preach three types of mantras in three times. Its description is found in Kabir Sagar Granth page number 265 Bodh Sagar.
Almost all the famous Gaddi Naseen saints of the present believe that man will have to bear the fruits of the sins committed by him. There is no other solution for the person except to suffer the sins committed in destiny, but if we talk about our scriptures, then Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj Ji shows proof that it is mentioned in the holy Yajurveda Adhyay 8 Mantra 13 that Purna Parmatma can destroy even the grievous sins of his seeker and increase his life.
From which it is clear that all these venerable saints, who are the seat of the throne, do not have any knowledge from the basis of the Vedas. In this extreme Kali Yuga, if there is any official saint selected by God in the entire universe, who fulfills all these conditions, then he is the only saint Rampal Ji Maharaj. Life is yours and of course the choice should be yours too.
• It has been said in the speech of the saints that
कबीर मानुष जन्म दुर्लभ है, मिले ना बारम्बार।
जैसे तरुवर से पत्ता टूट गिरे, बहुर न लगता डारि।।
Let us tell you that Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj ji is the only one who has given the knowledge of all the scriptures in this world. So we will tell you this, do not waste your time and take initiation from such a complete saint whose testimony is given by the holy books of all religions. For more information must watch Sadhna channel from 07:30 to 08:30 p.m. and must read book “Andha Shraddha Bhakti Khatra-e-Jaan” written by Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj ji