Chhath Puja on 6th November 2016
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Chhath Puja Vidhi

Mantra

ॐ सूर्य देवं नमस्ते स्तु गृहाणं करूणा करं |
अर्घ्यं च फ़लं संयुक्त गन्ध माल्याक्षतै युतम् ||


Below mentioned is a step-by-step guide to Chhath Puja Vidi:

  • First of all take a sacred piece of cloth and spread it over the holy area or the puja sthan.
  • Place the idols of Lord Ganesha and Lord Surya on the red cloth.
  • Start with the puja/worship process; put Roli (vermillion) on Lord Ganesha and Lord Surya’s forehead.
  • Put Chawal (rice) on the forehead of both idols. Make sure the pieces of rice aren’t broken.
  • Lit incense sticks (Agarbatti) and wave gently in front of the idols.
  • Lit the Deepak of ghee in front of the idols and offer Prasad like fruits to Lord Ganesha and Lord Surya.
  • Take a little Chandan (sandal) in your mouth and keep it until sun rises.
  • After taking the sandal in your mouth you can either stand still or sit till the sun rises.
  • If possible visit a Surya Mandir (Sun Temple).
  • After sunrise, perform the same puja.
  • Offer holy water to the rising sun.
  • Distribute the khajur (date) among your family members and friends.