Chhath Festival Begins Today With 'Nahay Khay'

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The Mithila region is presently engulfed in the fervor of the Chhath festival. People’s mobility has risen in and around the region in preparation for the four-day major celebration, during which the ‘Sun God’ is revered.

From today onwards, worshippers will perform ‘Nahay Khay’ as part of the event. On the third day of Kartik Shukla, they followed the ‘Araba Arabain’ approach by abstaining from impure foods such as boiled rice, millet, lintel, and flesh.

It is customary to begin fasting on the third day after eating a regular meal. In the Mithila region, songs honoring the Sun God and Chhathi Devi (Goddess) are currently being chanted.

With the decrease in coronavirus incidence, devotees stated that they are free to celebrate the Chhath celebration this year.



Last year’s celebrations were tempered by fears of the¬†COVID-19¬†pandemic, according to believers, who are now ecstatic to observe the major festive festival without reservations.

Mithila-based ponds and river premises of religious significance are decked as brides with the arrival of the Chhath. Despite the ancient idea that followers of any gender can fast and worship the Sun God in the Chhath, predominantly women are seen fasting and worshiping the Sun God.

Mithila-based ponds and river premises of religious significance are decked as brides with the arrival of the Chhath.

Despite the ancient idea that followers of any gender can fast and worship the Sun God in the Chhath, predominantly women are seen fasting and worshiping the Sun God.

People’s mobility in marketplaces and public areas has risen as a result of the festival. Throughout the Mithila region, devotees are seen managing materials for Chhath celebrations. The Chhath festival is celebrated as a shared Tarai/Madhes cultural emblem.

The celebratory fanfare has been visible in several regions of Kathmandu Valley, including Ranipokhari, Gaurighat, and Kupondole.

Offerings are made to the rising and setting Sun during the festival, which is devoted to the Sun God.

According to the lunar calendar, it lasts four days, from Kartik Shukla Chaturthi to Kartik Shukla Saptami. In the Gregorian calendar, it usually occurs between October and November.

During the Chhath festival, the Sun is worshiped as the God of energy and life-force in order to promote well-being, prosperity, and advancement.

Taking a holy bath, fasting and worshiping the Sun for a long period, and offering prasad and argha (curd) to the ‘Rising and Setting Sun’ are all part of the Chhath festival ceremony.

Chhath is a bathing and worshiping celebration that follows a four-day period of abstinence and segregation of the worshiper from the rest of the household. During this time, the worshiper maintains his or her purity and sleeps on the floor with only one blanket.

As the cycle of birth begins with death, believers offer prayers to the setting sun and subsequently the rising sun in celebration of their grandeur. It is considered the most magnificent type of Sun worship.

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