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How is Chhath Puja performed and what are its benefits?

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Asked by ankit shivam, 11 Nov '10 03:23 pm
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History

It is believed that the Maga Purohits (modern days known as Shakya Dwipi Brahmins) were invited by local kings for their expertise in Sun worshiping. They started the tradition of Chhat Puja. Today Chhat Puja is celebrated specially in those places where Shakya Dwipi Brahmins are found.

It is believed that the ritual of Chhath puja may even predate the ancient Vedas texts, as the Rigveda contains hymns worshiping the Sun god and describes similar rituals. The rituals also find reference in the Sanskrit epic poem Mahbhrata in which Draupadi is depicted as observing similar rites.
In the poem, Draupadi and the Pandavas, rulers of Hastinapur (modern Delhi), performed the Chhath ritual on the advice of noble sage Dhaumya. Through her worship of the Sun God, Draupadi was not only able to solve her immediate problems, but also helped the Pandavas later regain their lost kingdom.
It is also believed that Chhath was started by Karna, the son of Surya (Surya Putra Karna). Surya ...more
Answered by ajay, 03 Nov '11 02:58 pm

 
  
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Offer fruits and other Bhog to Sun God taking care that the rays of the sun touches them and the offerings.
Answered by bhaskara rao, 11 Nov '10 03:27 pm

 
  
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Don knw bade bhaiya... humare yahaa nahi karte chhath puja..
Answered by Preeti Verma, 11 Nov '10 03:26 pm

 
  
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