Chhath Puja 2022 Live: Pankaj Tripathi Revisits Memories Of Chhath From Childhood

Chhath Puja 2022 Live: Pankaj Tripathi Revisits Memories Of Chhath From Childhood

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Chhath is an auspicious festival in North India and Chhath Puja is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, and parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Chhath Puja 2022 Live: Pankaj Tripathi Revisits Memories Of Chhath From Childhood

Droupadi Murmu Says Chhath Puja Is Unique Example Of Mutual Harmony Between Human Beings And Nature

President Droupadi Murmu on Saturday said Chhath Puja is a unique example of mutual harmony between human beings and nature, and greeted citizens on the eve of the festival.

Chhath Puja is an occasion when we express our reverence, affection and gratitude towards Mother Nature, the president said in a statement issued by Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Pankaj Tripathi Revists Memories Of Chhath Puja From Childhood

Pankaj Tripathi opened up about participating in the Chhath Puja festivities back home as a child. In an interaction, Pankaj Tripathi told Hindustan Times, “During the puja, we worship the Sun. The significance is that we need water and sunlight to survive, so essentially, we worship Nature, thanking it for all that it gives us (humans). It teaches us that we should respect and preserve nature, be responsible towards the environment and teach our kids the same.”

“I remember, everyone in the village would share the crops they had grown, from banana to grains etc., with their neighbours. There was always a rush to go home for Chhath Puja and there would be crowded buses and trains. Back then, we would wait for new clothes and festivities. I’d help in cleaning the house and preparing for the puja. I’d also visit the tailor to remind him to keep our clothes ready as growing up, we’d get clothes stitched. Kyonki readymade ka chalan nahin tha.”

The ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ actor also admitted that the Chhath Puja festivities also helped him grow as an actor. He admitted in the same report, “Growing up, I’d participate in plays in my hometown during the two days after the festival. Those were such wonderful times and I have some lovely memories.”

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Wishes And Quotes For Chhath Puja

SMS for Chhath

May this Chhath Puja bringBlessings and happiness your wayMay all your dreams come trueAnd all evils shed away.Happy Chhath Puja.

May this Chhath, light up for you.The hopes of Happy times,And dreams for a year full of smiles!Wish you Happy Chhath.

Long live the tradition of Hindu culture,as the generations have passed by,Hindu culture is getting stronger and stronger.Best Wishes for Chhath.

On this auspicious occasion,I wish the colour,bliss and beauty Of this festival Be with you throughout the year!Happy Chhath!

Is shubh divas parhum dharm ki adharm par vijay ki,khushiya manaye!Wishing you a happy Chat Pujachhat maiya ki jai maa sabhe ke wish pura karae.

May this Chhath Puja bringBlessings and happiness your wayMay all your dreams come trueAnd all evils shed away.Happy Chhath Puja.

Delhi Revenue Minister Kailash Gahlot reviews Chhath preparations

The Revenue Minister of Delhi, Kailash Gahlot, travels to a number of the city’s ghats in advance of Chhath Puja and monitors the preparations. Tents, tables, seats, lighting, sound system, CCTV, power backup, etc. are being set up by the department at all Chhath puja locations.

आज भलस्वा झील स्थित छठ पूजा घाटों का निरीक्षण किया और वहां स्थानीय लोगों व पूजा समिति के मेंबर्स से बातचीत की। CM @ArvindKejriwal जी के मार्गदर्शन में हमने पूरी दिल्ली में छठ पूजा के लिए व्यापक इंतज़ाम किए हैं।छठी मईया के आशीर्वाद से पूरी दिल्ली में धूम-धाम से छठ पूजा मनाई जाएगी। pic.twitter.com/uOlN2WYMTg

— Kailash Gahlot (@kgahlot) October 29, 2022 What Is The Significance Of Kaddu Bhat In Nahay Khay?

Taking a bath after eating is referred to as Nahay Khay. As prasad, the fasting person consumes rice, channa dal, and pumpkin (Lauki or Gheya) made of raw rice after bathing in a river or pond.

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This food is revered for its holiness and purity. One salty meal is consumed on this day. Bathing is associated with purity. Devotees follow the Chhath fast by becoming satvik and pure.

On this day, a special recipe known as Lauki is prepared and offered to Surya bhagwan, making Khay Chhath Nahay Puja also known as Lauki Bhat. Nahay Khay or Lauki Bhat is the first day of the four-day Chhat pooja.

Kharna Day 2 Sunrise and Sunset time

Today marks the second day of Kharna or Lohanda. Here are sunrise and sunset timing:

Sunrise: 6:31 AM

Sunset: 5:38 PM

How to celebrate second day (October 29) of Kharna

Day two, Saturday, is called Kharna. Foods like Gur ki Kheer, Kaddu-Bhaat, Thekua and Gujiya are prepared and eaten during the Vrat fast that devotees follow for around 8 to 12 hours on this day. Following the end of the fast, these meals are shared between loved ones. 

In addition, folks buy new outfits and gather with loved ones to celebrate the happy event.

Background

New Delhi: The Chhath Puja festival is celebrated over a period of four days. It falls after Diwali and is celebrated on the sixth day of Kartik month. The festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagavan (Lord Surya) and is also popular in Nepal where followers worship Lord Surya for the well-being, development, and prosperity of their family members.

At the start of the Chhath festival, devotees gathered at the banks of rivers to take the early morning bath. In Delhi, people reached the Yamuna river in Kalindi Kunj to take a dip.

Chhath is an auspicious festival in North India and Chhath Puja is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, and parts of Uttar Pradesh. The Chhath Puja festival which is celebrated on the sixth day of Kartik month commences with Nahay Khay. 

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During this festival, women observe a 36-hour fast without water. The women worship Goddess Chhathi with enthusiasm. There are many beliefs related to the festival of Chhath Puja. Women pray for a good harvest, family health, and prosperity, and for the long life of children.

According to Hindu mythology, Goddess Chhathi is considered to be Lord Brahma’s Manasputri and Lord Surya’s sister. Goddess Chhathi is considered to bless fertility in women. 

Interestingly, this four-day festival does not involve idolatry. Devotees believe that the main sources of the sun’s powers are his wives, Usha and Pratyusha. Hence, Chhath involves combined worship of both powers along with the Sun. 

The importance and prominence of the festival in Hinduism is such that it is mentioned in the ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’ as well.

How is the Chhath Puja celebrated?

Nahay Khay

The four-day-long festival commences with Nahya Khay. The women who observe a fast on this day, consume chana (chickpea), rice, and saag.

Kharna

The second day of Chhath puja is Kharna. On this day, women observe a fast without water throughout the day. In the evening, Gud ki Kheer (Jaggery pudding) is prepared. The kheer is made on an earthen stove. After offering the argha to Lord Surya, the women consume the kheer.

Third-Day of Chhath Puja

The Third day of the Chhath Puja is special as the women go near a river or pond to worship Goddess Chhathi and after sunset offer argha to Lord Surya.

The Last Day Of Chhath Puja

On the fourth day, women go into the river or pond and offer argha to Lord Surya. After that, they circle around seven or 11 times. Later the fast is concluded by distributing prasad among each other.