New Delhi, 19 November (IANS). The Mahaparava Chhath of worship of nature also remained a shadow of the corona this time, while this festival gives the message of keeping the environment clean as well as being healthy. Not only this, this festival also shows the example of social cooperation and harmony, because before the festival, people collectively clean the rivers, ponds, pokers etc. reservoirs.
However, due to the constraint of the Corona epidemic, Chhath has not been allowed to be celebrated in public places in the country’s capital, Delhi.
Chhath festival is also celebrated in the reservoirs and huge people gather on this festival in river-ponds and other reservoirs all over the country, so this time the coronation of the corona remains.
President of Mithila Lok Foundation, Dr. Birbal Jha said that the ritual of Chhath takes place outside the house, but this festival was not like the previous years due to the corona epidemic.
Dr. Jha said that the evidence of celebrating Chhath festival in ancient times is found in the Rig Veda and the importance of Chhath Puja is not limited only to religious or folk life, but it also underlines the relationship between our environment and lifestyle.
Chhath festival worshiping materials and offerings also have a predominance of things derived from nature, which have abundance of seasonal fruits, vegetables and tubers. Doctors tell that whatever seasonal fruits, vegetables, tubers, etc. are offered in the Prasad on this festival, they are all healthy.
Corona-warrior Dr. Gopal Jha told IANS that the offerings of turmeric, ginger, lemon, sweet potato, including tuber-root and seasonal vegetables and fruits are extremely healthy and immunity boosters.
Dr. Gopal Jha, working at the Mohalla Clinic in Maujpur, Delhi, said that good immunity is necessary to fight the corona. Gopal Jha is the first doctor in Delhi to be infected with the corona virus. He shared his experience and said that those whose immunity would be good would reduce the risk of the disease. He said that social distancing as well as hygiene is necessary to avoid corona virus infection.
Chhath Puja is now celebrated not only in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh, but Chhath is being celebrated in all the provinces of the country, where Pravasi Purvachali resides permanently. Overseas Purvachali communities abroad celebrate Chhath festival. From Mumbai to Mauritius and America to Australia, Chhath Ghats are decorated everywhere and fasting to Suryadev.
Dr. Birbal Jha said, It is generally said that one does not bow down to the setting sun, but Chhath is a festival in which people do not just invoke the rising sun, but they also invoke the setting sun. .
In this Mahaparva of Suryopasana on the Sapti Tithi of Kartik month, the sun is sunk to the sinking sun, while on the next day the rising sun is given in the morning on the seventh day. Before this, there is a tradition of Nahai-Khay for Kharna on Panchami and fasting on Chaturthi Tithi.
This time it is Thursday. Earlier, Wednesday was a day of bathing for the Vratis. The next day will be evening and on Saturday and morning in the morning.
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