The Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Solar deity (Surya) to thank him for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. This festival is observed especially by Biharis.
Chhath Puja 2022 Date: October 30, Sunday.
Tithi Begins: 05:49 AM on Oct 30, 2022.
Tithi Ends: 03:27 AM on Oct 31, 2022.
“Chhathi Maiya” is the mother goddess who provides strength and support to the poor. She is worshipped as the “Goddess of the festival”. The Sun is offered arghya (a special type of offering) in the evening of the first day and in the morning of the second day. The rituals are observed over four days.
They include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vrata), standing in water for long periods, and offering prasad (prayer offerings) and arghya to the setting and rising sun. Some devotees also perform a prostration march as they head for the river banks.
All the devotees without any distinction in caste, color or economy, arrive at the bank of rivers or ponds for extending prayers.