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5 Most Amazing facts about Chhath Puja You Must Know

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Chatth Puja is one of the biggest celebrations in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. It is celebrated twice a year: once in the, called the Chaiti Chhath, and once in the winter around a week after Deepawali, called the Kartik Chhath. Let’s look at five interesting facts of Chhat Puja

1-The word chhath denotes the number six in Hindi, Maithili and local dialects and the festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the month Kārtika of the Hindu calender.

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2-According to the Hinduism, Sun worship is related to the cure of a range of diseases. The Sun, considered as the god of energy and of the life-force.

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3-Rituals of Chhath are quite rigorous and Women of the family perform those rituals. It  is observed for four days.

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4-The Goddess who is worshipped during the famous Chhath Puja is known as Chhathi Maiya. She is believed to be the younger sister of Surya, the sun god.

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5-It is also believed that Chhath was started by Karna, the son of Surya.

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