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Chhath Puja 2023 (Importance of Chhath Puja and puja vidhi)

Chhath puja 2023

For generations, Chhatth Puja has been observed with unwavering enthusiasm and deep devotion among the people of Northern India, including the residents of Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Southern Nepal. On this auspicious occasion, devotees come together to offer prayers to the Sun God. They extol the Sun God by singing hymns and reciting prayers, expressing their reverence and gratitude. In addition to the prayers, individuals from these regions also convey their thanks to the Sun Lord for the gift of life on earth, the prosperity of healthy crops, and the fulfillment of their heartfelt wishes.

Chhath Puja 2023 Muhurat, Tithi and Timing:

This year Chhath Puja will be conducted on the 19th November 2023, Sunday

  • Sunrise – 06:05 AM
  • Sunset – 05:29 PM
  • Shashthi Tithi (Starts On) – 05:49 AM on November 30 2023
  • Shasthi Tithi (Ends On) -03:27 AM on November 31, 2023
Meaning of Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja festival is celebrated on the month of Kartika on the sixth day. In this chhath puja Sun God is worshipped.

Chhath Puja Vidhi & Rituals

On the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja, those observing a fast are required to rise early, perform ablutions, and don fresh attire. Individuals residing near a sacred river have the option to immerse themselves in its holy waters, while those at a distance can enhance their bathing water by adding a few drops of Ganga water.

After bathing, ladies must start prepping up for the puja.

  • 1-2 cane with a winnow must be decorated. you can use red color for this decoration.
  • All the puja items must be washed. Vegetables or fruits to be washed in clean tap water very well.
  • the basket should be covered with red cover and even seen by family members.
  • perform the morning morning arghya with coconut, ginger, pumpkin, cucumber, bananas, yam, groundnuts,and sprouted chana. By keeping the basket aside.
  • The concoct the Thekua by using flour, jaggery or sugar ghee and prep up the bhog. after these all gear up for the evening puja.
  • Now in next step go towards the nearby lake, river, pond, whichever is nearby to your home.
  • After puja location, pray to the water body and then create a Mandap with four solid sugarcanes.
  • Create an square and plant the sugarcane in the mud by combining its top.
  • create a mold in the sugarcane mandap using mud available on river banks and call Chhathi Mata.
  • Offer seven oil or ghee lamps to the deity. Keep lighting these lamps at night and use it to next morning.
  • Afterward, it’s time to offer Akshat, incense sticks, a generous amount of vermillion, bhog, flowers, a new saree and thekua.
  • Offer Rice which is harvested within 60 days (also called Saathi ka chawal).
  • Prayer Chhathi Maiya for the sound health and happiness of your family.
  • At the time of setting Sun prayer is a must.
  • Return home and prepare for next morning puja.