Every Indian festival is celebrated with equal zeal and zest. The vast country is known for its multi-culture and unity that encourages a North Indian to participate in South India festival, and vice versa. Just after the grand Indian festival-Diwali, there comes Chhath puja which is immensely popular in Bihar, Jharkhand and in the Terai areas of Nepal. But thanks to our love and indomitable enthusiasm for different festivals that bring us together to be a part of any celebrations.
Like any other puja Chhath puja also has its own rituals and according to accurate astrologer in India, Pankaj Khanna, one should follow it religiously. The origin of this puja lies in the Rig-Veda. The puja is solely dedicated to the powerful sun which is worshipped by the followers. That’s why it is also known as Surya Chhath or Dala Chhath. The excitement and fervor for this festival are no less than Diwali in different parts of Bihar and Jharkhand along with some bordering towns of Uttar Pradesh and the Terai region of Nepal.
People worship the setting sun as a deity of energy and our life force. It is performed to express our gratitude to the sun for the warmth, energy, and power that it exudes. The next day people gather together early in the morning to welcome and worship the rising sun.
They firmly believe that worshiping the shining sun will make them healthy, affluent and will also bring prosperity and growth to life. As the sun is the most powerful body in the universe it is believed that worshiping the sun can also heal some lethal diseases. People do it with the utmost respect and hope.
Rituals of Chhath Puja
It is a four day festival that requires extreme patience and dedication. Fasting is a core part of this puja along with holy bathing in the morning. Those who actively participate in this festival are not even allowed to drink water. They need to stand in knee deep water to offer fruits, coconut, grains, flowers, and vegetables to the rising and setting sun twice a day.
To know more about rituals and how it is related to your horoscope and future, you can get in touch with accurate astrologer in Delhi, Pankaj Khanna. He has been practicing since 1987 and his reputation is no more limited to Delhi. He has earned his name as an accurate astrologer in India and people across the country can contact him over the phone. Click on his website to avail his service: http://www.astropankaj.com/