Chhath Puja 2023: When will Chhath festival start? Know the date and auspicious time of Nahay Khay, Kharna and Surya Arghya from the astrologer...


Chhath Puja is not called a festival but a great festival. It is completely dedicated to nature. People celebrate this festival with great faith. After Diwali, people start preparing for it. During this festival, devotees observe waterless fast for 36 hours. Whereas such a long fast is not observed in any other festival. At the same time, Chhath Puja begins with the four-day-long Nahay Khay. In Chhath Puja, Shashthi Mata and Sun God are worshipped. This festival is also known as Surya Shashthi. Let us know from the astrologer of Deoghar when the Chhath festival is starting.


Famous astrologer of Deoghar, Pandit Nand Kishore Mudgal said that Chhath Puja is celebrated every year on the Shashti Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Chhath Puja is starting on 17th November with Amrityoga and Raviyoga. At the same time, during Chhath Puja, Lord Surya is worshiped on the banks of the river. Chhath Puja is done for the attainment of a child or for the happy life of the child. Also told that this year a special coincidence is taking place in Chhath Puja. Sunday is considered to be the day of Lord Surya and the first half falls on Sunday itself which is very auspicious.

Chhath Puja starts with Nahay Khay
According to Pandit Nand Kishore Mudgal, the four-day-long Chhath Puja festival begins with Nahay Khay. It is falling on 17th November this year. From this day onwards cleanliness is taken care of in the house. Garlic and onion are prohibited. In Nahay Khay, all the family members including the fasting person consume pumpkin vegetables, gram dal, radish, etc. along with rice. Whereas, Kharna is to be held on 18th November. On this day, the prasad of jaggery and kheer is prepared and consumed. After consuming this prasad, the devotee goes on a waterless fast for 36 hours. Earthen stoves and mango wood are used in making this Prasad.

Also told that on 19th November, Ardhya is offered to the setting sun, which is also called Sandhya Argha. Ardha is offered to the rising sun on the fourth day i.e. 20th November. During this time, the fasting person prays to Sun God for the happiness and peace of his children and family. Parana takes place after the morning area. With this this festival ends.

Main Prasad of Chhath Puja
Pandit Nand Kishore Mudgal said that the main offerings of Chhath Puja are banana and coconut. The Mahaprasad of this festival is called Thekuva. This Thekuva is made from flour, jaggery, and pure ghee, which is quite famous.


Importance of Chhath Puja
According to Hindu belief, Chhath Puja is considered a very difficult festival. During this festival, devotees observe a waterless fast for three days. Mother Chhath and Lord Surya are worshiped in Chhath Puja. It is believed that whoever performs Chhath Puja with complete rituals, his wishes are definitely fulfilled.
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