Chhath Puja 2018 is beginning from November 11 and conclude with the sunrise on November 14 morning. Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival popularly celebrated in the Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal as well as in Nepal. When speaking of Chhath celebrations, one cannot do it without mentioning famous Chhath songs by Sharda Sinha. The 66-year-old who has a made a huge mark in the festival by singing devotional songs in Maithili, Bhojpuri and Magahi languages. She has sung Chhath ke Geet such as “Hey Chhathi Maiya,” Ho Deenanath,” Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya,” and so many more. We bring you the best of Sharda Sinha Chhath song videos that you can download for free online. These Chhath Ke Geet in Bhojpuri and Maithili will fill your hearts with holy spirit this Chhath Vrat 2018. Chhath Puja Date 2018 Calendar: When Is Nahay Khay, Lohanda and Kharna, Sunset and Sunrise Puja Time to Worship Chhathi Maiya & the Sun God?
The renowned folk-singer from Bihar is synonymous with Chhath. Sharda Sinha through her songs urges people to understand the rich customs and traditions associated with the festival. The lyrics and theme of her songs mostly revolve around asking people to visit ‘home’ aka Bihar or Uttar Pradesh and join in the exciting celebrations of Chhath Puja. Chhath, which is believed to be the only Vedic festival is celebrated in the honour of Surya Dev (the Sun God) and her consort, Usha is popularly known as Chhathi Maiya. There is no idol worship, unlike other Hindu festivals. By celebrating Chhath Puja, devotees pay tribute to the Sun who supports life on the earth. Chhath Puja 2018: What Are The Health Benefits of Fasting and Worshipping Surya Bhagwan?
Songs on the four-day festival include so many elements. Singing the praises of the Sun God who is referred to as Deenanath meaning the ‘Lord of the Poor’ or ‘protector’ and Chhathi Maiya. It also mentions about Vratins, main devotees who are observing the fast, mainly women. Then, there is a detailed description about various Chhath Puja Ghat, the place decorated near water bodies such as lakes, rivers or seaside where Vratins perform puja during sunset (Sandhya Arghya) and sunrise (Usha Arghya). Sharda Sinha through her songs conveys the message of how Chhathi Maiya accepts a pure-hearted devotee’s prayers despite he or she misses out on any ritual by chance. The Goddess is kind and fulfils desires of all her devotees who worship her with a clean heart and soul. Chhath Puja Samagri: List of Items From Fruits To Grains To Worship Surya Bhagwan and Chhathi Maiyya.
Here's a look at the best of Sharda Sinha Chhath songs jukebox, which includes Chhath ke Geet such as "Hey Chhathi Maiya," "Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya," "Kelwa Ke Paat Par Ugelan Suruj Deva," "Uthu Srooj Bhaile Bihaan," "Ho Dinanath Chhath Geet," and "Supawo Naa Mile Maai." You can download all of them online as they are available for free.
1. Hey Chhathi Maiya
2. Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya
3. Kelwa Ke Paat Par Ugelan Suruj Deva
4. Uthu Srooj Bhaile Bihaan
5. Ho Dinanath Chhath Geet
6. Supawo Naa Mile Maai
Chhath Puja Songs Jukebox to Download
Coming to the Chhath Puja 2018 dates in India, the four-day festival will begin with Nahay Khay on November 11 (Sunday). It will be followed up by Lohanda and Kharna on November 12 (Monday). The first offering of prasad to the Sun God will be made during Sandhya Arghya or the sunset time on November 13th evening. The second offering will be made during Usha Arghya or the sunrise time of November 14th early morning. As for Sharda Sinha's melodious songs, they might have become old with time but not lost their relevance, especially during the Chhath celebrations annually. Her songs remain everyone's favourite and Chhath Puja 2018 is no different.