Chhath Puja 2020: The five-day Diwali pageant got here to an finish with the Bhai Dooj pageant on November 16. And now, preparations for the world-famous Chhath Puja has begun. 

The four-day lengthy Chhath Puja begins on Wednesday, on November 18. The pageant is majorly celebrated within the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and in components of Nepal. To thank the Solar Lord for sustaining life on Earth, girls observe quick, provide their prayers and conclude the puja by worshipping Chhati Maiyya.  

Chhath Puja is believed to be the one Vedic pageant devoted to Surya (the Solar God). This pageant, which begins on the Chaturthi of Shukla Paksha, is widely known until Saptami Tithi. It begins with ‘Nahay Khay’ and ends with ‘Usha Arghya’, which is the final day of Chhath on 20 November. On at the present time, devotees or those that are performing the rituals, eat Satvik meals.

Because the fundamental puja revolves across the Solar God, the dawn and sundown timings are essential. We carry to you the essential dates and significance of Nahay Khay day in Chhath Puja. 

What’s Nahay Khay?

The Chhath puja vrat festivities start with Nahay Khay. On at the present time, these conserving a quick rise early take a shower and put on new-clean garments whereas these staying near a river, take a dip within the holy waters to start their vrat. 

After taking a shower, devotees do Sankalpa (take a pledge) that they might observe the vrat with devotion and sincerity. Then they take the blessings of the Gods and Chhati Maiya for a profitable vrat. Subsequently, they eat the primary and the one meal of the day.

The meal primarily consists of curry ready with bottle guard (Lauki) and gram pulse (chane ki daal). The meals ready for Nahay Khay is satvik and are freed from onion and garlic. These performing the puja, observing quick, typically sleep on the ground and never on a mattress or mattress.

The day known as Nahay Khay as on at the present time, devotees get up early, take a shower and devour meals after that. The individual breaks the quick solely the following day after providing his/her prayers to the rising Solar

Chhath Puja 2020: Necessary Dates

Day 1: Kaddu Bhaat or Nahay Khay — Nov 18 

The pageant is unfold throughout 4 days, starting with Shakul Chaturthi and concluding with Saptami. The primary day of the pageant embrace Chhath Pujan and Sandhya Arghya on Shashti which is on November 18, 2020. 

Dawn timing: 6:46 am
Sundown timing: 5:26 pm

Day 2: Kharna — Nov 19 

The second day, ie, on the Panchami Tithi, devotees have a good time Kharna, by observing Nirjala vrat (fasting with out consuming even a drop of water) from dawn to sundown. They break their quick solely after providing their prayers to the Solar God throughout sundown. On at the present time, girls put together sweets as prasad. The prasad choices embrace sweets, Kheer, Thekua and fruits (primarily sugarcane, candy lime and banana) provided in small bamboo soop winnows. The meals is strictly vegetarian and is cooked with out salt, onions or garlic. Emphasis is placed on sustaining the purity of the meals.

This 12 months Lohanda and Kharna falls on November 19, 2020.

Dawn time: 6:47 am
Sundown time: 5:26 pm

Day 3: Chhath puja — Nov 20

The primary day of Chhath Puja is on the Shashthi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Chhath Puja is finished on at the present time solely. The third day of the pageant is the principle puja day, and it’s referred to as Chhath Puja. It’s noticed on Shashti Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. On at the present time, girls provide Sandhya Arghya. Ladies observe a day-long quick and break it solely on the next day after dawn. 

Dawn time: 6:48 am
Sundown time: 5:26 pm

Day 4: Usha Arghya — Nov 20

The final day of Chhath Puja is noticed on the seventh day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Ladies, who observe the Chhat Puja Vrat, break their quick (do the Parana) on at the present time. They provide their prayers and water to the Solar God. This 12 months, Usha Arghya and Parana of Chhath Puja will happen on November 21. 

Dawn time: 6:49 am
Sundown time: 5:25 PM

Curiously, dawn and sundown timings are of nice significance as a result of they characterize the cycle of beginning and loss of life.

This is wishing every person a really Glad Chhath Puja!