On Chhath puja, PM Narendra Modi extends greetings to nation


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished countrymen on the oPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (October 30) extened his greeetings to the countrymen on the occasion of Chhath Puja and wished for blessing of ‘Surya Dev’ and ‘Chhathi Maiya’ for all. “Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Chhath, dedicated to the worship of Sun God and nature. With the blessings of Lord Bhaskar`s aura and Chhathi Maiya, everyone`s life should always be illuminated, that`s all I wish,” tweeted PM Modi.

Chhath Puja 2022

Today is the third day of Chhath Puja, known as “Sandhya Arghya.” Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival that is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh in India and Nepal. Also referred to as Surya Shashti, Chhath, Mahaparv, Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, Pratihar and Dala Chhath, the four-day-long festival is dedicated to the deity Surya and Shashthi Devi.

Chhath Puja Rituals

As part of the ritual, women fast for the well-being of their sons and the happiness of their families. They also offer Arghya to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya. The four-day festival started on October 28, which was a Friday, with the main day and the last day of the puja, being celebrated on October 31, which is falling on Monday. On each day, people observe the Chhath and follow rigorous rituals. 

Chhath Puja 2022 Timings

As per Drik Panchang, sunrise on Chhath Puja will be at 06:43 am, and sunset will happen at 06:03 pm. The Shashthi tithi begins at 05:49 am on October 30 and ends at 03:27 am on October 31.