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.
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.
3-Rituals of Chhath are quite rigorous and Women of the family perform those rituals. It is observed for four days.
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.
5-It is also believed that Chhath was started by Karna, the son of Surya.