Chhath Puja is one of the most sacred festivals in
This festival is celebrated twice in a year. The another time of Chhath Puja is in Vaisakh(April-May), but the early has more importance.
Chhath puja starts from Nahakha, when worshiper eats after taking holy bath and worshipping Sun God. On this day, the worshiper cooks offering on his own with very paucity and feed this to all of neighbors.
On the Next day it is Kharna.It is on the 5th day after Deepawali. On this day the worshiper observe fasting whole day and in the evening, after slight sunset cook kheer (recipe of rice milk and gur) an puri. After it is offered to the Sun it is distributed. The surrounding is very religious, as women and girls are singing songs of chhath at that time.
The main day of observing totally fasting is on the sixth day. She can neither eat something nor drink water whole day and night. On this day in the evening, at the time of sunset the worshiper take a dip in river nearby and worship God Sun for long time. After this Arghya is offered to God Sun and after this prayed by burning chandan and ghee. Next day early in the morning, at the time of sunrise same rituals are repeated and the offerings are distributed. All the worshipping is offered in the environment of great devotion and faith to God Sun.
FAMOUS DESTINATIONS OF CHHATH PUJA: –
Bargaon is situated in Nalanda district. Here is the Sun God Temple beside a big tank(kund). This is a famous destination for Chhath Puja. People Come here from far and near to perform the rituals of Chhath Puja.
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This is also a famous chhath puja destination. Here a
Here is a famous temple dedicated to the God of Sun on the bank of river Punpun. It has its olden importance. During Chhath Puja people and devotees from very distant places come here to worship he Sun God. During Chhath Puja a fair is organised, because a large number people gather here for Chhath Puja.
Kako is situated in jehanabad district in Bihar in india. It is 12 kms away from jehanabad in east direction. Here is an ancient temple dedicated to God Sun beside a big water tank. Kako is a famous destination for Chhath Puja.
HOW TO REACH?
1. Kako lies on Jehanabad – Akangarsaray – Biharsharif road, which is N.H. 110. From Jehanabad a number of buses, jeeps, autorikshaws run to kako all the time.
2. In Jehanabad there is a railway station which lies on Patna – Gaya railway line. The distance of Jehanabad from Patana is 45 kms and Gaya is 55 kms.
Temple of God Sun
In this temple the statue of God Sun was made in the time of Rigveda. This temple was built up by a Kakvarna Shishunam. He was gifted by Sun God, what he wanted after building the temple and getting the water tank digged.
Every year at the time of Chhath Puja thousands of devotees come here to perform the Puja. During Puja they take dip in the water tank and woship the God Sun. It is said that the wishes of ‘Vrati’ are fulfilled by the God Sun. At that time here a grand fair is held.
Here is also a well, which is named as health well (Sehat koop). It is said that one, who drinks water of this well, gets rid of many diseases.