Here's why people worship son on Chhath festival

Chhath Puja is considered an ancient festival in our India. It is celebrated on the sixth day of Deepawali. Chhath Puja is also known as Surya Chhath or Dala Chhath. This festival is celebrated in different big cities of the country including Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh. In which people greet the rising sun. Chhath Puja is one such unique festival, which starts from the sunset.

The word 'Chhath' is derived from 'Shashthi', which means 'six', that is why the festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the ascending phase of the moon, on the Shukla Paksha of Kartik month. Starting from the Chaturthi of Kartik month, the festival celebrated till Saptami is of full 4 days. Its main worship is done on the sixth day of the Shukla Paksha of Kartik month.

The purpose of this festival is to feel familiarity and proximity to the sun. Offering water to the Sun means that we are thankful to you (of the Sun) with all our heart and this feeling is born out of love. In this, they also give arghya with milk. Milk is a symbol of purity. The offering of milk with water shows that both our mind and heart remain pure. Sun is the source of all food on this planet. It is the sun itself, due to which seasons and rain come.

The Sun is the sustainer of life on this planet. Prasad is made with a deep sense of gratitude to the Sun. Vegetables, sweets and various food items are offered to the Sun, saying that 'all this is yours, nothing belongs to me here'.

At sunset and sunrise, the whole family descends into the water to offer arghya to the sun. Water is kept in the palms and water is offered to it gradually, looking at the sun. The importance of looking at the sun during the morning and evening is told all over the world and science believes that the sun is necessary to produce vitamin D in the body. Observing the sun in the morning and evening gives the sun energy in the body. It makes the intellect sharp and strong. There are also some who, even without eating food, remain on the sun's energy all their life.

By offering arghya to the sun every day, energy is also received in the body. It is believed that Chhath Puja is to express gratitude to the life-sustaining Sun with true mind. This fast indicates that we owe the sun to our existence. Crossing the boundaries of caste, creed and wealth, people come together to celebrate this beautiful festival.

We all know that Sun is called the soul of the world. Because it is the basis of life on earth. Life is illuminated by holding their light in their consciousness. Chhath Vrat is considered to be a festival of gratitude to these life-giving Sun Gods, in which the whole society worships them collectively without any touching.

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