Today is Chhath Puja, a 4-day mahaparva that cleanses both body and mind, this is an auspicious period, India is a place of tremendous festivities. Celebrations are held here every month. Recently big festivals like Navaratri, Dussehra, and Diwali have taken place and the huge spiritual festival of North India which is also known as Mahaparva i.e. Chhat Puja celebration is going on.
The four-day Mahaparva Chhath 2020 has begun with Nahai-Khay. This festivity is being commemorated today. Kharna is perceived on the next day after the opening of Chhat. Kharna is enjoyed on the fifth day of Kartik Shukla, Kharna signifies purification. It is also called Lohanda, there is a ritual of giving rise to special offerings of Chhath Puja on the day of Kharna.
The time and details of Chhat Puja this year is as follows:
Chhath Puja Muhurta 2020
20 November, Argh sunset time 5:25 PM
21 November Usha Argh Sunrise Time 6:48 AM
Chhath celebration is deemed extremely hard and it is performed very carefully. It is told that all the desires of those who obey the rules of Vrathi Chhath are fulfilled. This time Chhath Puja exists from 18 November to 21 November. The individual who observes Chhath fast has to maintain fast on the main day of this festival i.e, on the day of Kharna. On this day just one feast is served. It is an endeavor to cleanse everyone from body to mind and soul, its culmination takes the position the following day.
There is furthermore a particular law to obtain prasad on kharna. When the Vrati seizes Prasad on Kharna, all the people of the family remain in peace. Since as per the belief, the vrati will stop eating if it becomes noisy, moreover, if the Vrati obtains Prasad, only then other people of the family members eat. Special Prasad named Rasiya is prepared from jaggery, on the day of Kharna.
According to spiritual notions, the Mahaparava of Chhath Puja is similarly a symbol of the celebration of the fresh crop, in extension to the fruits in the offerings rendered to Suryadev, food is readied by this new harvest.