Monday, 19 November 2012
Wishing for the progress of country & society
Vijender Gupta & hundreds of BJP workers offer obeisance to Sun God.
With the worship of setting Sun God the sacred festival of faith & trust of the people of Purvanchal, Chhat Puja started today. This festival will be completed with offering obeisance to the rising Sun tomorrow.
BJP Delhi Predesh President Shri Vijender Gupta inspected many Chhat Ghats including Sonia Vihar, Yamuna Ghat today. He worshipped the lord Sun with thousands of worshippers at Sonia Vihar Chhat Ghat and prayed for the prosperity and development of the country and society. Mayor Annapurna Mishra, Legislator Mohan Singh Bisht, Rameshwar Chaurasia, Abhay Verma, Dr. Sambit Patra, Anand and hundreds of BJP workers and respected persons of Purvanchal community were present with him. All these people offered obeisance to the Sun God and wished for the progress of the country.
On this occasion, Shri Gupta told that he is feeling very happy in celebrating the Chhat festival of Purvanchal. This is being celebrated by the Indian community since ancient times. At present, one fourth of the population of Delhi is of Purvanchal people. They have already started Chhat Puja two days ago with ‘Nahay Khay’. Yesterday Kharna was observed. Today people offered obeisance to setting Sun God standing in the river and other water bodies. Tomorrow with offering obeisance to the rising Sun the Chhat Puja will be completed. The 36 hours fast is observed for the welfare and progress of the family, society and the country.
This festival finds mention the Rigveda, Vishnu Puran, Bhagwat Puran, Brahm Puran etc. There are many stories heard about this festival. It is said that when Lord Ram returned Ayodhya after killing Ravana, he worshipped Sun God in the evening of the sixth day of Kartik Maas. Even in Mahabharat age when Kauravas forced the Pandavas to go in exile then their mother Kunti worshipped God Sun for the victory and protection of Pandavas on the advice of Lord Krishna. This helped the Pandavas to defeat the Kauravas. There is also one story that son the Lord Krishna Shamb suffered from leprosy. He was so much frustrated that he wanted to die. But he heard a Akaashwani that he should offer obeisance to the setting Sun on the sixth and to the rising Sun on the seventh day of Kartik. He performed this worship and got rid of the disease and lived for more hundred years.