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Indian Prime Minister Modi greets the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja


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Indian Prime Minister Modi greets the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja

Indian Prime Minister Modi greets the nation on the occasion of Chhath Puja

The holy festival of Chhath is dedicated to the Sun God. During the four-day festival, people seek the blessings of the Sun God to live longer, healthier and… 30.10.2022, Sputnik International

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On Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja. In a tweet in Hindi, Modi wrote: God sun and nature. I wish everyone’s life to be illuminated by the blessings of the aura of Lord Sun and Chhathi Maiya. “It’s a day to pray to the Sun God and a unique example of expressing gratitude to nature. I pray to Chhathi Maiyya for happiness, peace and prosperity in everyone’s life,” she tweeted. . They were joined by Federal Interior Minister Amit Shah. , who also sent his greetings to the people: “May Chhath Maya bless everyone with happiness, peace, prosperity and health.” Preparations for Chhath Puja begin one day after the festival of light, Diwali, as devotees begin to eat garlic, prepare meals with utmost hygiene and eat only after taking a bath. During the festival of four days, the women observe a rigorous fast and pray to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya (Goddess Chhathi) for the welfare of their families and children and prosperity.This year the festival started with Nahay Khay on October 28 , followed by Kharna on October 29, Chhath Puja on October 30 (Sunday) and Usha Arghya on October 31. On the first day of the festival, people who observe a quick early morning awakening to worship the Sun God before eating anything that is. On the second day, people who observe the fast do not eat anything or drink water until they offer special sweets made from milk and jiggery to God in the evening. On the third day people prepare a special meal and in the evening the families accompany the devotees. observe the fast at the river bank, pond or any body of water to offer the special meal with the holy water from the river Ganga at sunset. On the last day, devotees offer the holy water from the river Ganga to the rising sun and ask for the protection of the children, as well as peace and happiness for the whole family of the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya. Afterwards, devotees drink water and eat prasad, a devotional offering made to a god, in order to break the fast.

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The holy festival of Chhath is dedicated to the Sun God. During the four-day festival, people seek the blessings of the Sun God to live longer, healthier and more prosperous lives.

On Sunday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to the nation on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja.

In a tweet in Hindi, Modi wrote, “Warm greetings to all fellow countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Chhath, dedicated to the worship of Sun God and nature. I wish everyone’s life to be illuminated by the aura blessings of Lord Sun and Chhathi Maiya.

Indian President Draupadi Murmu also extended her “warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Chhath Puja”.

“It’s a day to pray to the Sun God and a unique example of expressing gratitude to nature. I pray to Chhathi Maiyya for happiness, peace and prosperity in everyone’s life,” she tweeted. .

They were joined by Federal Interior Minister Amit Shah, who also sent his greetings to the people: “May Chhath Maya bless everyone with happiness, peace, prosperity and health.”

Preparations for Chhath Puja begin one day after the festival of light, Diwali, as devotees start eating foods without onion and garlic, prepare meals with utmost hygiene and eat only after taking a bath.

During the four-day festival, women observe a rigorous fast and pray to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya (Goddess Chhathi) for the welfare and prosperity of their families and children.

This year the festival started with Nahay Khay on October 28, followed by Kharna on October 29, Chhath Puja on October 30 (Sunday) and Usha Arghya on October 31.

On the first day of the festival, people who observe the fast wake up early in the morning to worship the Sun God before eating anything. On the second day, people who observe the fast do not eat anything or drink water until they offer special sweets made from milk and jiggery to God in the evening.

On the third day, people prepare a special meal and in the evening, families accompany devotees observing the fast to the riverside, pond or any body of water to offer the special meal with holy water from the Ganges at sunset.

On the last day, devotees offer holy water from the Ganges to the rising sun and seek the protection of children, as well as peace and happiness for the whole family from the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya. Afterwards, devotees drink water and eat prasad, a devotional offering made to a god, in order to break the fast.



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