Chhath Puja Samagri

Chhath Puja Samagri

Chhath Puja also known as Chhath parav, Surya sashti is a Mahaparva celebrated from the fourth day (Chaturthi) of Shukla Paksha to Saptami Tithi of Kartik month. The festival falls after six days of Diwali and lasts for four days. It is dedicated to the Sun God also known as Lord Surya and his sister Shashthi Devi (Chhathi Maiya). Traditional puja is performed during the early morning and late evening when solar energy is at its peak.

The Chhath Puja is performed to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The term Chhath means ‘six’ and so the festival begins after the Govardhan puja and completes on the Saptami which is the seventh day. Hindus believe that the light coming out from the sun in the early morning helps in curing several health problems. It is an amazing source of healing.

This puja is dedicated to the Sun God (Surya Devta). Mainly this festival is celebrated in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Chhattisgarh, Nepal, Delhi, and Gujarat.

Puja Samagri

Different types of puja samagris are needed to perform a perfect puja. Women start preparing for the required essential samagri days before the festival. Devotees need purity, strong willpower, and faith to perform the puja with perfection. The ingredients used in Chhath Puja are also beneficial for your health. In this, superfoods like sugarcane juice, water chestnut, and coconut are used. Know how the things used in Chhath Poojan Samagri make your health good.

  1. Basket and tray made up of bamboo (Dala and Soop),
  2. Red or yellow piece of cloth to cover the basket,
  3. Cloves,
  4. Dry fruits,
  5. Sweets,
  6. Pan,
  7. Clay Elephant,
  8. Diya( Mitti ka decorated)-20,
  9. Wide mouth earthen pot,
  10. Akshat (chawal),
  11. Sindoor( red & yellow),
  12. Haldi Powder,
  13. Dhoop,
  14. Deepak,
  15. Agarbatti Stand,
  16. Agarbatti,
  17. Matchsticks,
  18. Camphor (Kapur),
  19. Coin (Dakshina)-10,
  20. Cotton Balls (Batti),
  21. Ghee-180gms,
  22. Gangajal / Holy Water,
  23. Photo of Lord Ganesha,
  24. Photo of Lord Surya,
  25. Vrat Katha Book,
  26. Khajur (Dates),
  27. Puja Thali,
  28. Roli ( Kumkum ),
  29. Elaichi,
  30. Grind rice powder white for puja ( Pithaar ),
  31. Daliya small basket-7,
  32. Sarva / Sarba or brass small bowl – 11,
  33. Beetel nut ( Supaari / Supadi) – 11,
  34. Beetel leaves ( Paan ka patta ) – 11,
  35. Artik leaves ( Arteek patta or paat ),
  36. Dry Fruits/ Panchmeva,
  37. Jaggery or raw sugar ( Gud ),
  38. Sugar,
  39. Coconut dry,
  40. Mishri,
  41. Ganga Jal,
  42. Hawan samagri,
  43. Lohwan,
  44. Dhoop,
  45. Raksha sutra / Kalawa / Moli / Mauli,
  46. Darbha grass,
  47. Decorated thread to wear on neck ( Baddhi )-5,
  48. Coconut with water ( Naariyal pani wala ),
  49. Yagyopavit / Janeu,
  50. Gugul / Googal,
  51. bati,
  52. Decorated Plate for worship ( Puja ki thali )

Chhath Puja 2022 Dates

Chhath Puja – Ritual Date And Tithe

Nahay-Khay – October 28, Friday Karthik Shukla Chaturthi
Lohanda and Kharna – October 29, Saturday Karthik Shukla Panchami
Sandhya Argh / Chhath Puja – October 30, Sunday Karthik Shukla Shashti
Suryodaya/Usha Argh – October 31, Monday Karthik Shukla Saptami

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