Chhath Puja 2019
November 2, Chhath 2019 (Chhath puja Date)
Type of holiday: Religious, Historical, Cultural
Featured in religions: Hinduism, Jainism
Chhath festival is believed to have been celebrated from Vedic times but its celebrating history relates to Mithila (present-day Janakpur, Nepal) as people residing there were found the first to celebrate Chhath festival or conduct Chhath puja. However, it is said that Chhath puja was done by Draupadi and Pandavas to solve their problems and to regain their territory.
Well, till now you have known that Chhath festival is celebrated to show thankfulness to the Sun, but do you know besides this reason there are also other scientific, religious and environmental aspects related to it? The scientific aspects reveal that the sun provides an enormous amount of energy to Earth and humans that are very useful and thus we must thank the sun for its contribution. Also, it is said that the energy coming from the sun provides positive energy and vibes to humans that motivates them.
Similarly, the Hindu religion worships the Sun as the god that gives Earth life and energy to all the living creatures living in the earth. They give much respect to the sun. According to Hindu folklore, Yam, the god of death, and Shani, the god of justice, are the two suns Surya Devta i.e. the sun. Besides, it is said that Vishwakarma, the scientist among the gods, had his daughter married Surya Devta. Therefore, the religious aspects of this festival are very significant in the process of celebrating this festival and its rituals.
Well, the environmental aspects of this festival are very enthralling. You may not know this fascinating fact that Chhath is only the Hindu festival that is eco-friendly. This festival does not include any kind of activity that has the inverse effect on the environment. Therefore, this is a point to be noted as this feature of the festival is very much inspiring and motivative.
Did you know Chhath is a very important festival among the Terai people in Nepal? They celebrate it with great devotion towards the Sun and their culture set up by their forefathers as well as they follow each and every rule very strictly. They take fastings that include abstaining from taking even a drop of water, bath in holy ponds, bridges and stand in water for a long period of time facing upwards worshipping Sun directly without worshipping an idol.
Talking about the festival, anyone can conclude that this festival carries a lot of importance as it is the longest festival celebrated after Dashain. This festival brings happiness and joy in the family as well as it brings devotion to God and makes people aware of the importance of the Sun in our daily life.
Chhath Geet 2019/ Chhath puja songs
- BHOJPURI CHHAT GEET: UGA HO SURUJDEV BHEL BHINSARVA
- Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya | Sharda Sinha | Chhath Song
- छठ पूजा Special Songs I Non Stop छठ पूजा गीत 2019
- Ghare Ghare Hota Chhathi Maai Ke Varatiya