Chhath Pooja 2023: Do not commit these mistakes during Chhath Puja, pay special attention to these things..
Chhath festival started with the tradition of Nahay-Khay. From this evening, the Vratiyas will start their fast by offering evening arghya to the setting sun along with Kharna. Which will be completed after 36 hours of strict vow and Usha Arghya of sixty Surya. This fast is observed for the attainment of a child, protection of the child, prevention of disease, and prosperity. In this, Lord Surya and Chhathi Mata are worshipped. But there are some rules related to this fast which must be followed.
Atharva Vedacharya Devanand Ji of Chitrakoot said that the worship of Mother Chhathi and Lord Surya gives miraculous results in a person's life. Chhathi Maa is the one who fills the empty lap, hence she should be worshiped with proper rituals and fast for 3 days along with cleanliness and Prasad. Some things should be taken special care during.
Pay special attention to these things
1. Bath and clothes: Before worshiping Goddess Chhath and Lord Surya during Chhath Puja, take a proper bath and wear clean and neat clothes. Make sure that there is no dirt anywhere.
2. Cleanliness – Pay special attention to cleanliness
Special attention should be paid to cleanliness during Chhath Puja. All the food grains prepared for Chhath Puja should be washed, dried, pounded, ground, and prepared at home.
3. Clean the stove properly
If you are preparing Chhath Prasad in an earthen stove, then make sure that the stove is new and well coated. If you want to use a gas stove, then it should be new. The stove already used in puja should not be used again.
4. Use only bamboo utensils during Chhath Puja.
Prasad and puja material of Chhath Puja should be kept in baskets made of bamboo, soup, etc. Keep in mind that the use of utensils made of steel, glass, and plastic is prohibited.
5. Avoid stiffness
The Prasad of Chhath Puja is considered very sacred. While making Prasad, do not spoil it even by mistake. Do not eat anything before making Prasad. The place where Prasad is made should be completely clean and no garbage should be lying anywhere. Prasad should be made after taking a bath and wearing clean clothes.
7. Do not sleep in bed
Sleeping on the bed of a fasting person is prohibited during Chhath Puja. The fasting person should sleep on a mat or carpet spread on the ground on all four days of the Chhath festival.
8. Keep these things in mind during puja
One should maintain great self-control at the time of Chhath puja. Never speak good or bad to anyone, do not disrespect elders, and avoid any kind of anger or argument.
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