Soon after Diwali Chhath Puja, also known as Chhath Parv preparations begin and you begin to hear melodious tunes of folk songs around you. From Kaanch Hi Baans Ke Bahangiya to Kelwa Ke Pat Par so many beautiful songs. The Hindu festival will be celebrated on November 2 and 3 which falls on a Saturday and Sunday. Although, the Chhath rituals remain for roughly four days with devotees follow a strict fast of 38 hours without water, the preparations begin way ahead of the actual celebration. The most important part of the celebration includes fold songs and hymns that describe the legend of Chhath Puja. In the background of all the rituals involved, right from the holy bath at sunrise and sunset to eating satvik food before the fast and standing in cold river water during the sunset to pray the Sun Gods, folks songs are played. Such folk songs hold immense significance. However, amongst the famous folk Bhojpuri singers like Sharda Sinha, Pawan Singh, Manoj Tiwari, a popular names stands Devi. Owning a very unique kind of keep voice, Devi has sung many Chhhath Puja songs that are most melodious and informative. Here are some of the famous Chhath Puja songs by Devi:
Jode Jode Nariyal Bhojpuri Chhath Pooja Geet By Devi
The song describes the puja samgri required by the person fasting on Chhath Puja. The song contains expressions of a woman who wants to fast for Chhath Puja and is asking her family members to help her buy ingredients.
Ug Ho Suruj Dev Bhojpuri Chhath Pooja By Devi
From the album Kosi Ke Deeyana, this chhath song pleads the Sun God to arise and bless the Chhath ghats and the people waiting for him.
Kopi Kopi Boleli Bhojpuri Chhath Pooja Geet By Devi
In this song, the wisdom from Chhathi mata is expressed while urging the devotees to seek blessings from the goddess.
Kelwa Ke Paat Par Bhojpuri Chhath Pooja Geet By Devi
This song praises Surya devta aka the Sun God. It also expresses how women fast for the Sun God to seek blessings.
As it is a well-known Chhath Puja celebration is dedicated to Surya Devata and his sister, Goddess Chhathi Maiya known as USHA in the Vedas. The celebration and Chhath folk songs have cultural and religious significance. However, did you know that Chhath Puja has health benefits? Science-backed reasons why Chhath Parv rituals are good for you. The main aim of the festival is to express gratitude for sustaining and supporting life on earth, help us overcome problems and continue showering their blessings. We wish you a happy Chhath Puja 2019!