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Chhath Puja 2023 Date and Time: From Nahaye Khaye to Usha Arghya, Know Puja Rituals and Significance
Chhath Puja is a four-day Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya. It is celebrated with great devotion in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal. The festival started on November 17, 2023, and will conclude on November 20, 2023. The four days include Nahaye Khaye, where devotees bathe in rivers and prepare holy dishes; Lohanda and Kharna, a day of fasting and offering special Prasad; Sandhya Arghya, where devotees worship the setting sun; and Usha Arghya, a morning offering to the Sun God. The festival holds immense importance in Hindu religion and is celebrated with joy and happiness.
Chhath Puja 2023: When is Chhath Puja? know date and time
Chhath Puja is a major festival celebrated in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and West Bengal. It is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun God) and his wife, Usha. The festival starts on the sixth day of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartik. Devotees offer prayers to Lord Surya and seek blessings. The festival is observed with fasting and prayers for the well-being of the family and children. Chhath Puja 2023 will be celebrated from November 17 to November 20.
Four-day Chhath festival begins today
The Chhath festival in Patna began with the nahay-khay ritual on Friday. Devotees took a bath in the Ganga river before cooking and having a traditional meal. Marketplaces were busy with people buying bid materials, including bottle gourd. Supplies of fresh bottle gourd were received in bulk at vegetable markets. Devotees planned to visit the Ganga ghat for a holy bath and had already purchased clay stoves, mango wood, and bottle gourd. Utensils made of brass were in high demand, but eco-friendly bamboo products were also popular.