Suryodaya


Suryodaya is the last or the fourth day of the Chhath puja festival. This festival is celebrated on Shukla paksha Saptami tithi of Karthik masa. This is the culmination day of Chhath puja ritual. This clebetion is dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhath mata. This day is also called as Usha Arghya.

Suryodaya Date 2023

Sun , 19th Nov 2023

Significance

This is the one of the few festivals that does not involve idolatry and is purely dedicated to Sun God & mother nature. Chhath is considered as the most environment friendly festival the essence of this celebration is the worship of elements in nature. This celebration is often used to spread the important message of conserving nature. All the rituals are performed to worship Lord Surya (the Sun deity). "Chhathi Maiya" is the mother goddess who is worshipped as the "Goddess of the festival". The Sun is offered arghya(offering/homage) in this puja.

The Sun is the Cosmic God visible to every being, every living cell on earth plane and He is the basis of life energy of all the creatures on earth. According to Vedic Astrology, planet Sun denotes - soul, father, ancestor, respect, and higher beings. The bright light of the Sun has the power to destroy diseases and grant clear conscience. The auspicious effect of the sun can make a person healthy, wealthy, and self-confident. His blessings can bestow great cleansing energy. Chhathi maiya or Chhathi mata worshipped in this ritual protects the offspring and blesses provides longevity.

Rituals

On the morning of the fourth day, i.e on Saptami tithi, Paarun Bihaniya Argha or Usha Arghya is offered to Sun at the time of sunrise. Devotees gather before sunrise and stand along the the ghat with family members to worship and offer arghya for the rising Surya Bhagwan. Neivedhya is offered on this day, followed by puja and aarti. The 36 hour long fast from the shasti day or chhath puja is then broken by eating the “Chhath Prasad”.

Benefits

  • Performing Usha Arghya to Sun smoothens paternal issues and resolve challenges with inheritance of properties 
  • Surya bhagwan helps us overcome health issues especially eye/ vision related problems and skin diseases.

Suryodaya festival dates between 2020 & 2030

Year

Date

2020

Saturday, 21st of November

2021

Thursday, 11th of November

2022

Monday, 31st of October

2023

Sunday, 19th of November

2024

Friday, 8th of November

2025

Wednesday, 29th of October

2026

Monday, 16th of November

2027

Friday, 5th of November

2028

Tuesday, 24th of October

2029

Monday, 12th of November

2030

Friday, 1st of November

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