Chhath Puja 2020: As we know that India is the land of festivals and each and every festival is celebrated with great joy by the community it belongs to. So, today we’re gonna share some information and facts about Chhath Puja which will further guide you to the reality behind the rituals of the festival. To know all this, just go through the blog completely.

Chhath Puja Meaning   

Chhath Puja 2020: Chhath Puja festival is celebrated in some parts of the country which includes Bihar, Jharkhand, certain regions of Uttar Pradesh and Nepal. The meaning of Chhath is 6th in the Bhojpuri language because it falls on the 6th day in the month of Kartik as per Hindu Calendar.

This festival is based on the worship of the sun god, thanking him and seeking blessings in return for the welfare of the family. 

Chhath Puja Date 2020 

Chhath Puja 2020: Chhath Puja date 2020 happens to be on 20th November. However, rituals are celebrated over 4 days starting from 18th November up to 21st November. 

How Is Chhath Celebrated? 

Chhath Puja 2020: Chhath Puja 2020 celebrations will last for 4 consecutive days which are:-

  1. Nyay-Khay
  2. Lohanda and Kharna
  3. Sandhya Arghya(evening offerings) 
  4. Usha Arghya(morning offerings) 

Rituals of the festival include fasting for about 36 hours and worshipping the sun god is considered to be sacred. Along with that, a strictly pure vegetarian food is preferred at the time of breaking the fasts. 

Chhath Puja Significance 

Chhath Puja 2020: The real essence of any festival is in unearthing the actual facts(as per our Holy Scriptures) behind the rituals practiced with it. Chhath puja is a 4-day festival and there are rituals practiced with it that are completely opposite to the Holy Scriptures. Hence performing them for attaining some benefits from God is no way near to reality. 

People worship the god of the sun on this day for their betterment and their well-being but this is completely baseless because expecting any sort of thing from anyone except the Supreme God(as per our Holy Scriptures) is an act of childishness. It is the Supreme God who has created the entire universe and has complete supremacy over the sun, moon, stars, and all the other elements of nature. Thus worshipping them and expecting returns from them is useless. They are meant to be respected not worshipped. Saint Gareebdas ji (from Haryana) describes the glory of that Supreme God in his God-Given Spiritual Knowledge:-

Gareeb, Chand soor paani pavan, Dharni dhaul aakash |

Paanch tatv haziri khade, Khijamtidar khawas ||

People seem to be blindly following the rituals celebrated with this festival as none of them are in accordance with our Holy Scriptures i.e. Holy Geeta ji and Holy Vedas. There is no provision of keeping fasts in neither of the above mentioned two Holy Scriptures. And practicing anything other than our Holy Scripture is of no use, thus useless.  Saint Gareebdas ji (from Haryana) says in his God-Given Spiritual knowledge:-

Gareeb, Kotik teerath brat kari, Koti gaj kari dan |

Koti ashv bipro diye, Mite na khaicha taan ||

 What Do Holy Scriptures Say About Chhath Puja Vrat? 

Any sort of fast or vrat is not advised in any of the Holy Scriptures. And doing anything of that sort is of no importance. As per Holy Geeta ji chapter 6:16, it is clear that the devotion of those who keep fast is not successful and hence not useful. 

  • Holy Geeta chapter 6 verse 16:-

Na, ati, ashrnatH, tu, yogH, asti, na, ch, ekantm’,

AnshrnatH, na, ch, ati, swapnsheelasya, jagrtH, na, ev, ch, Arjun ||

Translation:- Therefore Oh Arjun, contrary to this, the bhakti for attaining that Purna Parmatma is neither successful by sitting in a solitary place on a special seat or posture, nor of a person who eats too much, and nor of a person who does not eat at all i.e. keep fasts, nor of a person who sleeps too much, and nor of a person who forcefully keeps awake. 

As per Holy Geeta ji chapter 16:23, any spiritual practice other than mentioned in our Holy Scriptures is of no use and hence in vain.

  • Holy Geeta chapter 16 verse 23:-

YaH, shastrvidhim’, utsrjya, vartte, kamkaratH, na, saH,

Siddhim’, avapnoti, na, sukham’, na, paraam’, gatim’ ||

Translation:- He who, abandoning the injunctions of the scriptures, acts according to the whimsical desires, neither attains siddhi/perfection, nor supreme state/salvation, nor happiness.

Therefore, it is clear from the above set of proofs that the rituals of this festival are not according to the Holy Scriptures. 

What Do Our Holy Scriptures Suggest Us to Do? 

Holy Scriptures instruct us to worship the Immortal Supreme Invincible God who is not into the cycle of birth and death and is above all the well-known Gods (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiv, Durga, Ganesh, Kaal, etc). As all of these are themselves mortal and can only give us what is there in our destinies hence cannot help us achieve salvation.

  • Holy Geeta chapter 18 verse 62:-

Tam′, ev, sharnam′, gachchh, sarvbhaaven, Bharat,

Tatprsaadaat′, paraam′, shaantim′, sthanm′, prapsyasi, shaashvatam′ ||

Translation:- Oh Bharat! You, in every respect, go in the refuge of only that Supreme God. By the grace of that Supreme God only, you will attain the supreme peace and the everlasting place (dhaam/lok) i.e. Satlok.

The narrator of Holy Geeta ji in chapter 17:23 advises us to do recitation of OM-TAT-SAT for attaining salvation in which Tat and Sat are indicative words to be disclosed by a Tatvadarshi Saint. 

  • Holy Geeta chapter 17 verse 23:

Om Tat′, Sat′, iti nirdeshH, BrhmnH, trividhH, smritH,

BrahmnaH, ten, vedaH, ch, yagyaH, ch, vihitaH, pura ||

Translation:- ॐ/Om mantra of Brahm, Tat – this is coded mantra of ParBrahm, Sat – this is coded mantra of Purna Brahm. In this way, there is direction of rememberance of three types of mantras of Purna Parmatma, and in the beginning of nature, based on that very Tatvgyan, the scholars created Vedas and yagya etc. They used to worship according to that. 

■ Also Read: Chhath Puja 2019: Reality of Chhath Puja Ritual and Traditions 

 Who Is That Supreme GOD? 

Lord Kabir or Kabir Saheb or Kabir The Weaver is that Everlasting, Indestructible God who came with His own name Kabir in Kalyuga on the Holy land of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. He is the one who comes on this planet earth in all the four ages and introduces us with the True Spiritual Knowledge or TATVAGYAN and thus exposing all the other false religious leaders who are playing with the trust of their devotees. Saint Gareebdas ji (from Haryana) describes the prominence of this True Spiritual Knowledge in his God-Given Spiritual Knowledge:-

Garib, Aisa Nirmal Gyan Hai, Nirmal kare sharir |

Or gyan mandlik hai, Chakwe Gyan Kabir || 

By the help of this Tatvagyan, we can easily realize that we are entrapped here in this Kaal Lok in the ferocious cycle of birth and death into 84 lakh species of animals. The only way to get freedom from this curse is the refuge of that Supreme God who can take our souls to that eternal place Satyalok and hence we can become immortal. And for this purpose, the One and Only Gracious Lord Kabir comes and meets His pious souls and germinates the seed of worship inside them thus easing their way to salvation. Lord Kabir says:-

Gota maru swarg mein, Ja paithu patal |

Gareebdas dhundat firu, Hire manik lal ||

Kabir, Bhakti Beej vinshe nahi, Aaye pado so jhool |

Je kanchan vishta pade, Ghate na taka mol ||

He is the only Omnipotent, Omnipresent, and Omniscient God who is also mentioned in all the Holy Scriptures of each and every religion and firmly proves that God is One and is Lord Kabir. Some of the proofs are mentioned below:-

  • He is mentioned in Holy Geeta ji’s verse 2:17, 7:29, 8:1, 8:3, 8:8-10, 8:21-22, 15:4, 15:17, 18:62, 64, 66 with the name Param Akshar Purush and Kavir Dev.
  • And in Holy RigVeda, Mandal no 9: Sukt 20 Mantra 1, Sukt 82 Mantra 1-2, Sukt 86 Mantra 26-27, Sukt 94 Mantra 1, Sukt 96 Mantra 16-20 and in Holy YajurVeda in Chapter 29 Verse 25 and in various other verses, Lord Kabir is mentioned as Kavir Dev.

Who Can Help Us Attain The Supreme God and Salvation? 

Attainment of the Supreme God can only be possible through His Tatvadarshi Saint who is the True Representative of the Supreme God Kabir and He is being referred to in Holy Geetaji chapter 4:34.

Currently, Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj is the one and only Tatvadarshi Saint who is giving us the True way of worship for getting rid of all our hardships. And He is proving day by day that God favors His righteous soul who follows the True path of Worship. Kabir Saheb says to His pious soul Dharamdas:-

Jo Mam Sant Sat Updesh Dridave, Vake sang sabhi radd bhadave |

Ya sab sant mehant ki karni, Dharamdas Main to se varni ||

Therefore, on inspecting all of the proofs, one should not be late in coming into the refuge of Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj as He is the only one we can rely on in this Kaal Lok.  Read the Sacred Book Gyan Ganga to know more.