Chhath Parva


Chhath parva is celebrating by the ancient capital of the Mithila region people. It's observed from the fourth day of lunar calendar. It starts in the Vedic age, connect with famous Gayatri Mantra and Yajna is known as sacrifice which is companion with it.In this festivalChhath Parva Puja is also perform which is briefly introduced in Rig Ved.This is the pilgrim book of Hindu,dedicated to God Sabita known as God Sun. According to people of Mithila region,this festival is also called Surya Puja which is known as God of power,brilliant light and life. People thank the Sun offers gifts by performing puja.Chhath is known as six.Chhath is named so because it is celebrated basically on the six and seventh day of the Hindu month of Kartik,but the whole of Chhath puja lasts for four days.It is the festival of colour,liveliness and life.Chhath emerged as a traditional festival after Draupati, wife of Pandava, which is in pilgrim book Mahabharat,began to worshipping during one year disguised in the palace of King Birat.People believe that the Sun cure the disease like Leprosy and bring about prosperity and longevity to their family members. After sometime the festival became very important after migrate from hills also adopted it as cultural assets.Women of Mithila region were engaged in purchasing varieties of articles to offer God Sun. This festival offers ritual bathing that offer a period of fasting and ritual isolated of the worshiper from the main household four days. During this period, the worshiper views ritual purity and sleeps on the floor on a single blanket. The main worshiper is known as Parvaitin, are usually women. In this festival a large number of men are also main worshiper. The parvaitin prays for the well being of their family member, for the prosperity and kids. They perform Chhath only if it is passed on to them from their older generation. However, once they decide to do it, it is duty to perform it every year, the festival being skipped only if there happen to be a death in the family that year. After that worshiper cooks vegetarian foods and offers it to the God Sun. That is known as Naha Kha, it means bath and eat. The worshiper allows herself/himself only one meal on the third day from the preparation. In the second day a special ritual is known as Kharrana is performed in the evening after Sun down. In this day worshiper eats his/her only meal from the Prasad, which is made to the God Sun, share to family and friends. From this day onwards for the next 36 hours the worshiper goes on a fast without water. The evening next day the whole household the worshiper to ritual bathing and worship the Sun, usually in the bank of river or a common large water body. In this festival ritual rendition folk songs, carried through oral transmission from mother and mother in law to daughter and daughter in law sung in this occasion.The same bathing ritual is repeated on the following day at the crack dawn. This is when worshiper breaks his/her fast and finished the ritual.Chhath being celebrated on bank of river is beautiful, spiritual expression connecting the modern to ancient cultural roots. This festival is also enjoyable and colorful festival. All the people dress up in their best new clothes. Devotional folk songs are sung bath at house and on the bank of river. Millions of people gather at the banks of river. The Prasad includes fruits, sweets are kept in a small bamboo basket. The food is strictly vegetarian and it is cooked without onions, salt and garlic. Emphasis on put on maintaining the purity of the food.


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