Howrah, Oct 31: Chhath Puja is a Hindu festival predominantly observed in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Jharkhand. On this day Sun God is worshiped with prayers and religious rituals.
Considered to be one of the most eco-friendly religious festivals, Puja lasts for 4 days. It is celebrated twice a year in the months of Chaitra and Kartika.
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Chhath Puja 2022: History
It is believed that Chhath Puja has been in practice since the Vedic ages.
Many stories about Puja are narrated and shared among people. It is said that Karna, who was the son of the Sun, performed this puja. Karna was the king of Anga Desh, which is believed to be present-day Bhagalpur in Bihar.
It is also said that Draupadi had also observed this fast in order to beat the obstacles and hurdles that had come in her and Pandavas’ life.
It is also said that Sita was blessed with Luv and Kush after she did the Chhath Puja.
Chhath Puja 2022: Significance
On this day people worship the Sun God and thank him for the blessings he has bestowed on the earth.
The Sun is the primary source of energy for our planet. Every organism, giant or small, visible or invisible, mobile or immobile gets power from the Sun.
On Puja this supreme power is worshiped with sincere devotion.