Why is sunset worshiped during Chhath?

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Chhath Puja 2023

Chhath Puja 2023: Today is the third day of Mahachhath festival. Every year, on the 6th tithi of Shukla Paksha in the month of Kartika, there is a tradition of offering and worshiping the sunset during the Chhat festival. Today, Sunday, November 19, 2023, fasting women will offer offerings to the setting sun. This festival is a great festival of sun worship and folk belief. It is celebrated with great faith in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand.

The process of offering land to the sun god will start from today. A special thing about Chhath Puja is that along with offering arghya to the rising sun, arghya is also worshiped to the setting sun. That is why this festival is very important in itself. Let us know why Arghya is offered at sunset in Chhath festival and what is its religious significance.

Arghya is also offered to the sunset during Chhath Puja.

Chhath Puja festival itself is not considered as a popular and religious festival. It is the only festival in which Arghya is offered not only to the rising sun but also to the setting sun. It is believed that the Sun God is with his other half Pratyusha at sunset. If you worship them at this time by offering arghya, you get good results immediately. Chhath fast with which the wishes are observed are fulfilled soon without any delay. By offering arghya to the sunset in the evening, all the troubles of life are removed by the grace of Lord Bhaskar.

Today is the time to offer argya to the setting sun.

Today’s sunset time is Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 5:25 PM. At this time today, on the third day of the Chhath festival, the first arghya will be offered to the sun god. It is called Astachalgami Surya Arghya, which means offering water to the setting sun.

(Disclaimer: The information given here is based on religious belief and folk beliefs. There is no scientific evidence for this. India TV does not prove the truth of anything.)

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