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Chhath Puja 2016 Dates

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    Friday, 4th of November 2016 is the day of bath and eat.

    Saturday, 5th of November 2016 is the day of fast which ends after sunset after the 36 hour long fast.

    Sunday, 6th of November 2016 is the day of Sandhya Argh known as the evening offerings.

    Monday, 7th of November 2016 is the day of Suryodaya Argh and the Paran or breaking of the fast.

 

Chhath Puja Katha

A long year ago, there was a king named, Priyavrat and his wife Malini. They were living very happily but there was a big unhappiness in their life as they have no child. They decided to make a big Yagya by the help of Maharishi Kashyap in order to be blessed with a child. His wife became pregnant because of the effect of Yagya. But she had given birth to a dead child after nine months. King was very sad and decided to suicide. Suddenly, there came a Goddess in front of him while suicide. Goddess said that, I am a Goddess Khashti, if someone would offer puja to me with pure mind and soul, he would definitely get a child. The king, Priyavrat did the same and blessed with a very beautiful and cute child. Since then, people started celebrating the chhath puja.

Stages of Chhath Puja 

There are six great stages of the Chhath puja which are:

    The belief of fast and cleanliness of body on the festival identify the detoxification of the body and mind in order to set up the body and mind to accept the cosmic solar energy.
    Standing in water with half of the body inside the water diminishes the escape of energy as well as facilitates the prana to elevate to the sushumna.
    Then the entrance of cosmic solar energy takes place in the pineal, pituitary and hypothalamus glands (known as the Triveni complex) by the retina and optic nerves.
    In the 4th stage Triveni complex gets activated.
    After activation of the Triveni complex, spine gets polarized and body of devotee gets transformed into a cosmic powerhouse and gets the Kundalini Shakti.
    At this stage the devotee is fully able to conduct, recycle and pass on the energy into entire universe.


Benefits of Chhath Puja


    Devotee of the Chhath puja can improve the immunity of body.
    A variety of skin infections can be cured through the safe radiations of sunlight.
    It increases the fighting power of blood by improving the performance of WBC.
    Solar energy provides the power to control the secretion of hormones.

Daily sun meditation relaxes the body and mind. Pranayam, yoga, meditation are also the way to improve the control on body and mind. Pilgrims comes at Varanasi for a peaceful yoga and meditation at the bank of river Ganga.