Chhath Puja is a 4-day long Hindu festival dedicated to worshipping Surya Dev(Lord Sun) and Shashthi Devi(Chhathi Maiya). The festival is celebrated in Northern India and Nepal with a great deal of religious fervency. On this Chhath Puja 2023, may Chhathi Maiya proffer prosperity and wellness to her devotees and their families.
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Festivals of Chhat Puja Nepal
We celebrate Chath for 4 consecutive days and here are the details.
Women of the families observe fast on Chhath termed as nahay khay. For this, they prepare a Satvik meal(Without Onion and Garlic and with utmost hygiene) and Kaddu Bhat is one of the prominent ones, that is offered to the goddess. Women observing the fast will have a single meal(Khaye) throughout the day and will take a holy dip(Nahaye) in the rivers.
We shall celebrate Nhay-Khaye on 17th November 2023.
Kharna or Lohanda
Kharna is the second day of the Chhath festival which will be celebrated on 18th November 2023. On this day, women fast without water(Nirjala) for the entire day from sunrise to sunset. Devotees prepare Rice Pudding(Kheer) as prasad on this day and share it with everyone they can.
Evening Arghya (Sandhya Arghya/Pehli Arghya)
Arghya refers to the traditional style of worshipping the setting Sun(Surya Devta) while standing in water sources like Rivers or Ponds. On the evenings of the third day, people gather on the Ghats where they offer Aarti and Prasad to Chhathi Maiyya.
This beautiful gathering of people with Prasad and Fruits at the ghats will be observed on 19th November 2023.
Morning Argha(Usha Arghya)
Some devotees prefer to stay at the Ghats for the entire night after the Evening Arghya to worship Lord Surya during the sunrise on the fourth day. While others return home and get back to the Ghats before sunrise for Usha Arghya.
Devotees will end their fasts by worshipping the rising Sun on 20th November 2023 with the conclusion of the 3 days long Chhath festival.
Chhath puja Date
We shall observe the celebration of Chhath on 19th November 2023. In Nepal, it is from the 3rd Mangshir, 2080 as per the Nepali calendar. The year, on Chatt puja day, we shall witness sunrise at 6:27 AM and sunset at 5:10 PM.
The period from October to November each year usually marks Chath, which people in Kathmandu and other parts of Nepal celebrate with grandeur. People from every region and culture also celebrate Chath for 3 days.
The chronological classification of events of Chaiti Chhath is as follows;
|Date in AD India||Date in BS Nepal||Day||Specific Event|
|17th November 2023||1st Mangshir 2080||Friday||Nahae-Khaye|
|18th November 2023||3rd Mangshir 2080||Saturday||Kharna and Lohandra|
|19th November 2023||3rd Mangshir 2080||Sunday||Evening Arghya|
|20th November 2023||4th Mangshir 2080||Monday||Morning Arghya|
Significance of Chhath
The festival of Chath holds great importance to people from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, and other parts of the nation along with Nepal. Women fast without water for over 36 hours and also carry out all the rituals and preparations for the festivals. This depicts the efforts and devotion of women toward the family.
The folklore behind Chath comes from Mahabharata, where Draupadi and Pandavas are considered to perform similar rituals. This led Draupadi and Pandavas to regain their lost Kingdom.
To the source of energy to the entire planet, this festival helps us to extend sincere thanks to the Sun for its unconditional service. Also, the prayers are to make sure the energy keeps on coming and nurturing the environment and mankind.
The yogic philosophy behind Chath introduces a 6 step process of Conscious Photoenergization. Also, it teaches us mental discipline and helps in mental detoxification.
There is always a benefit of fasting and offering prayers to the only living God, the Sun as per Hinduism.
Chhath Puja Mantra, Song and geet
Here is a Mantra for Chhath Puja Nepal 2023
एष ब्रम्हा च विष्णुष्च शिव: स्कन्द: प्रजापती: ।
महेन्द्रोधनद: कालो यम: सोमो ह्यपाम्पति: ।।
एनमापत्सु क्रिच्छेषु कन्तारेषु भयेषु च ।
किर्तयन पुरुष्: कष्चिन्नवसिदती राघव ।।।
आदित्य्म सर्बकर्तंरं कलाद्वदाद्शम्युतमं ।
पद्महस्त्द्वयं वन्दे सर्वलोकैकभस्करमं ।।
Here are some songs and geet for Chhath 2023
- पहिले पहिल हम कइनी, छटी मईया व्रत तोहार – यहां क्लिक करके सुनें
- जल्दी उग आज आदित गोसाईं – इस गीत को सुनें
- छपरा छठ मनाएंगे – इस गीत को सुनें
- छठ करे आई – इस गीत को सुनें
- आ गईली छठी मईया – इस गीत को सुनें
- छठी मईया सुन ली पुकार – इस गीत को सुनें
Happy Chath Pooja Status Wishes Greetings
Here are some Chhath Puja 2023 wishes, status, greetings, and quotes in English, Hindi, and Nepali.
May this Chhath Puja marks the beginning of life, fortune, and success for you
May the wishes you make this day be blessed by Sun God and come true
Chhath Puja ka paavan din hai aaya, Surya devta aur Chath Mata ki puja karne ka diwas hai aaya. Dher saari shubh kamnayein is khaas din ki, Happy Chhath Parva 2023
May you and your loved ones be showered with the love and blessings of Chhath Mata on the occasion of Chath Puja. Happy Chhath 2023
May the positivity of Chhath Puja flow onto your surroundings and fulfil it with triumph and grandeur. Happy Chhath Puja Nepal to you.
Chhath Puja is about sincere dedication, determination, loyalty, and one’s belief. May the gracious rays of the Sun God light up your soul with happiness and prosperity. Happy Chhath 2023
The morning sun has risen, and we have to take the name of Chhath Maiya all day, next morning will bring new happiness in life, and Chhath Maiya will fulfil all your desires
Remove all darkness and embrace positivity.
May this auspicious day bring luck and prosperity.
Wishing you and your family a very happy Chhath puja
As we worship the Sun today, I pray for the Sun in your future never sets. Have a bright Chhath Puja
On the day of Chhath Puja people goes for a holy bath at the river and offer arghya to God Sun to thank him for giving sunlight to earth.
It maintains the balance of the environment and helps to growth of crops. Happy Chhath Puja
On the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja, here’s wishing you and your family good health, wealth and prosperity.
Happy Chath Pooja Status Wishes Greetings in Nepali
अस्ताउदो सुर्य र उदाउदो सूर्यको पुजा गरेर मनाउने छठ पुजाको हार्दिक शुभकामना
सूर्य उपासना को महापर्व ‘छठ पूजा” को शुभकामना | Happy Chhath 2023
छठको अवसरमा सबैमा हार्दिक मंगलमय शुभकामना, मधेसमा म्ह पुजा र पहाडमा छठ पर्व, यो सद्भाव, श्रद्धा र सहअस्तित्व सन्तान, दरसन्तानसम्म फैलिँदै जाओस्
आस्था के महापर्व छठ पूजा की हार्दिक शुभकामना, भगवान सुर्य की कृपा होस्. Happy Chhath Puja 2023
छठ पर्वको उपलक्ष्यमा सम्पूर्ण आमा बुवा, दाजु-भाइ, दिदी-बहिनी तथा देश विदेशमा रहनुहुने सबै नेपालीहरुमा सुख शान्ति, समृद्धि, दिर्घायू एवम् उत्तरोत्तर प्रगतिको हार्दिक मंगलमय शुभकामना व्यक्त गर्दछु |
छठ पर्व 2079 को शुभ अवसरमा सम्पूर्णमा सुख,शान्ति,समृद्धि, सुस्वास्थ्य,दिर्घायु एवम् उत्तरोत्तर प्रगतिको हार्दिक मंगलमय शुभकामना. Happy Chath 2079
छठ पर्वको पावन अवसरमा सम्पूर्ण महानुभावहरूमा सुख, शान्ति, समृद्धि, सफलता, ऐश्वर्य र सुस्वास्थ्यको मंगलमय शुभकामना ब्यक्त गर्दछु. Happy Chhath 2023
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