Chhath Puja fasting rules: Dos and don'ts to keep in mind

Published on Oct 26, 2022 11:52 AM IST
  • Chhath Puja is one of the most auspicious festivals in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
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Chhath Puja will be celebrated between October 28-31 this year. This festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagwaan (Sun God) and Chhathi Maya, his sister. Also known as Surya Shashti, on this day, people observe Nirjala fast, worship the 'Sun' God and bath twice - at the time of sunset as well as sunrise. The four-day-long festival starts with the 'Nahai Khai' ritual and ends with 'Usha Arghya' (prayers to the rising sun). Here are dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind while fasting.(Representative Image (HT File Photo)) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 26, 2022 11:52 AM IST

Chhath Puja will be celebrated between October 28-31 this year. This festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagwaan (Sun God) and Chhathi Maya, his sister. Also known as Surya Shashti, on this day, people observe Nirjala fast, worship the 'Sun' God and bath twice - at the time of sunset as well as sunrise. The four-day-long festival starts with the 'Nahai Khai' ritual and ends with 'Usha Arghya' (prayers to the rising sun). Here are dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind while fasting.(Representative Image (HT File Photo))

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During Chhath Puja a daura of prasad is prepared ahead of the morning and evening arghya to Lord Surya wishing for the well being of the entire family.(AP Photo/Bikas Das) View Photos in a new improved layout
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During Chhath Puja a daura of prasad is prepared ahead of the morning and evening arghya to Lord Surya wishing for the well being of the entire family.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Make sure to maintain cleanliness whenever you get involved in any puja activity.(Representative Image (HT File Photo)) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Make sure to maintain cleanliness whenever you get involved in any puja activity.(Representative Image (HT File Photo))

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Drink fresh fruit juices, buttermilk or lassi to keep yourself energetic.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Drink fresh fruit juices, buttermilk or lassi to keep yourself energetic.(PTI)

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Stay hydrated but avoid caffeinated drinks or anything with preservatives. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Stay hydrated but avoid caffeinated drinks or anything with preservatives. (PTI)

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Add protein-rich foods like milk, nuts, curd, almonds in your diet. It will keep you full for a longer time.(Representative Image (HT File Photo)) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Add protein-rich foods like milk, nuts, curd, almonds in your diet. It will keep you full for a longer time.(Representative Image (HT File Photo))

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Your last meal before observing the fast should be something light like roti, dal and curd.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Your last meal before observing the fast should be something light like roti, dal and curd.(PTI)

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Avoid having anything with high sugar content.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Avoid having anything with high sugar content.(PTI)

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