10 lines on Chhath puja: Chhath Puja (Dala Chhath) is a main and famous festival celebrated in Bihar which is now being celebrated in other places along with the northern states of India. There is a story that after being defeated by the Asuras, Mata Aditi had a brilliant son by worshiping the sixth mother. That son was Lord Aditya who defeated the Asuras and the gods were victorious, since then Chhath / Dala Chhath festival is being celebrated.
10 lines on Chhath Puja
1) The festival of Chhath holds a special significance among the major festivals celebrated in the northern states of India.
2) On this day people worship the sixth mother, whom we also call by the name of Mata Katyayani.
3) The main fast of Chhath Puja is celebrated on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month of Hindi calendar.
4) The festival of Chhath Puja is a part of Indian culture which is being celebrated since Vedic times.
5) In Chhath Puja, mothers keep a fast for 3 days for their children, in which 36 hours of Nirjala fast is kept.
6) Fruits, sweets and the main prasad called Thekua or Khasta is offered in Shashthi Puja.
7) In Chhath Puja, instead of worshiping idols, worship of sun, nature etc. is done according to the Aryan tradition written in Rigveda.
8) Chhath Puja is a core part of the Vedic Aryan culture of the northern state of Bihar, India.
9) In the year 2021, the festival of Chhath Puja will be celebrated on the 10th of November.
10) Chhath / Dala The festival of Chhath Puja is also celebrated with great reverence in countries like Fiji, Mauritius and Tobago.
1) Chhath festival is celebrated in India mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar as well as in neighboring country Nepal.
2) Chhath/Dala The festival of Chhath Puja is celebrated 6 days after the festival of lights, the festival of Diwali.
3) Chhath Puja fast can be done by any man or woman, but this fast is observed by most of the women.
4) The 4-day Chhath Puja starts with ‘Nahaye-Khaye’ on the first day, on this day only in the evening, pulses, rice and vegetables are eaten.
5) On the second day of Panchami, ‘Kharna’ is held, in which the fast begins after sunset after eating kheer made of jaggery, rice and sugarcane juice.
6) On the third day the main Shashthi fast is observed and at sunset, the fasting person offers Arghya to the Sun.
7) Arghya is offered to the rising sun in the morning on the day of Kartik Saptami and after that the fast is broken.
8) In Chhath Puja, the devotees take bath in a river or pond on the first day and offer Arghya to the Sun God by standing in the water tank for the rest of the day.
9) Chhath/Dala In Chhath Puja, Arghya is offered in honor of Pratyusha, one wife of Lord Surya in the evening and the second wife Usha in the morning.
10) Chhath Puja is considered to be the most strict and disciplined Vrat Puja celebrated in Hinduism.
- Chhath Puja is a festival of folk faith.
- This festival is celebrated twice a year.
- For the first time in the month of Chaitra and the second time on the sixth of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month, this festival is celebrated.
- Chhath Mata is worshiped in this festival.
- Argha is offered to Lord Surya with raw milk and water.
- Apart from Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh in eastern India, Chhath festival is also celebrated in countries like Nepal and Mauritius.
- This is a four-day long festival.
- The main offering of Chhath is thekua made of wheat flour and jaggery.
- Women observe this festival for the longevity of husband and children.
- Men also observe Chhath fast for getting desired results and success in their work.
By observing Chhath Puja and fasting, the sixth mother fulfills all the wishes and blesses her with happiness and prosperity. Those who are unable to go to the river or pond, they make a water tank at home and worship it with the rest of the rituals. The fast of Chhath Puja defines the love and sacrifice by mothers for their sons. This festival is so popular that along with Indians living in other countries, non-Hindus also celebrate the festival of Chhath Puja.