Chhath Puja Vrat Katha

Chhath Puja is a special festival dedicated to Lord Suryadev. In many parts of India, especially in UP and Bihar, it is considered as Mahaparva. Chhath Puja is celebrated with purity, cleanliness. In Chhath Vrat, the chhathi Maiya is worshiped and they are asked to be the groom to protect their children.

The Chhath Vrat which is celebrated on the Shashti Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Kartik month is described in the future Purana as Surya Shashthi. However, according to folk beliefs, Surya Sasthi or Chhath Puja was started from the Ramayana period. This fast was also performed by Draupadi in Dwapara Yuga including Sita Mata. Chhath puja vrat katha is associated with king Priyavrat and his wife Malini.


Chhath Puja Vrat Katha

According to the legend there was a king named Priyavrat. His wife's name was Malini. But both had no children. The king and his wife were very unhappy with this. One day, with the desire to have children, he performed a sonishti yajna by Maharishi Kashyap. As a result of this yagna, the queen became pregnant.

Nine months later, when the time came to attain child happiness, the queen received a dead son. The king felt very sad when he came to know about this. In child mourning he made up his mind to commit suicide. But as the king tried to commit suicide, a beautiful goddess appeared before him.

The goddess told the king that "I am Shashti Devi". I give people the good fortune of the son. Apart from this, I complete all the desires of the person who worships me with true sentiment. If you worship me, I will give you the son's jewel. ”Impressed by the words of the goddess, the king obeyed her.

The king and his wife worshiped Chhathi maiya on the day of Kartik Shukla with full rituals. As a result of this worship, he received a beautiful son. Since then, the holy festival of Chhath started to be celebrated. According to another legend in the context of Chhath Vrat, when the Pandavas lost all their royalty in gambling, Draupadi kept Chhath Vrat. Due to the effect of this fast, his wishes were fulfilled and the Pandavas got the Rajpat back.

छठ पूजा व्रत कथा (Chhath Puja Vrat Katha in Hindi)

कथा के अनुसार प्रियव्रत नाम के एक राजा थे। उनकी पत्नी का नाम मालिनी था। परंतु दोनों की कोई संतान न थी। इस बात से राजा और उसकी पत्नी बहुत दुखी रहते थे। उन्होंने एक दिन संतान प्राप्ति की इच्छा से महर्षि कश्यप द्वारा पुत्रेष्टि यज्ञ करवाया। इस यज्ञ के फल स्वरूप रानी गर्भवती हो गई।
नौ महीने बाद संतान सुख को प्राप्त करने का समय आया तो रानी को मरा हुआ पुत्र प्राप्त हुआ। इस बात का पता चलने पर राजा को बहुत दुख हुआ। संतान शोक में वह आत्म हत्या का मन बना लिया। परंतु जैसे ही राजा ने आत्महत्या करने की कोशिश की उनके सामने एक सुंदर देवी प्रकट हुईं। 
देवी ने राजा को कहा कि "मैं षष्टी देवी हूं"। मैं लोगों को पुत्र का सौभाग्य प्रदान करती हूं। इसके अलावा जो सच्चे भाव से मेरी पूजा करता है मैं उसके सभी प्रकार के मनोरथ को पूर्ण कर देती हूं। यदि तुम मेरी पूजा करोगे तो मैं तुम्हें पुत्र रत्न प्रदान करूंगी।" देवी की बातों से प्रभावित होकर राजा ने उनकी आज्ञा का पालन किया। 
राजा और उनकी पत्नी ने कार्तिक शुक्ल की षष्टी तिथि के दिन देवी षष्टी की पूरे विधि -विधान से पूजा की। इस पूजा के फलस्वरूप उन्हें एक सुंदर पुत्र की प्राप्ति हुई। तभी से छठ का पावन पर्व मनाया जाने लगा।छठ व्रत के संदर्भ में एक अन्य कथा के अनुसार जब पांडव अपना सारा राजपाट जुए में हार गए, तब द्रौपदी ने छठ व्रत रखा। इस व्रत के प्रभाव से उसकी मनोकामनाएं पूरी हुईं तथा पांडवों को राजपाट वापस मिल गया।

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