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Chaath Parwa | Universal Children's day





After the lights and smiles of Dashain and Tihar, the lights of Chaath festival knock on the door of Nepalis. Best wishes for Chaath festival this year!

All the festivals and powers of the Vedic Sanatan Dharma revolve around nature and the earth, the experimental significance of which is extremely scientific. The Chaath festival is a ritual of the Sun God.

The role of the sun on this earth is super significant, including the rising sun in the morning, the light that penetrates through the corners of the windows, the sun that nurtures the plants, the sun that creates clouds, the sun that gives warmth, and the interdependent relationship between humans and the sun.

It is believed that the name of this festival is Chaath as it is celebrated on the 6th day (Sasthi) of the lunar calendar. The Chaath festival, which is celebrated in the Terai region, is now becoming popular in the mountains, hills, and the Terai. Symbol of harmony and brotherhood, this festival is celebrated with great joy and rejoicing.
It is customary to bring the offerings given by the neighbors such as banana, coconuts, sugarcane, and other fruits to the Chaath fasting person's ( Vratalu's) house. It is customary to take the fruits brought home in the morning on the last day of Chaath after seeing the rising sun. Devotees have taken vows for the fulfillment of various aspirations for Chaath and accordingly, the practice of offering prasad on Chhath has continued.

Chaath is a purely religious festival and there is no tradition of slaughtering animals or sacrificing animals.

The first day of this four-day festival is called Arba or Nahai Khay, the second day is called "Kharna", the third day is called "Sanjhiya Arghya" Chhath because the third day of this festival starting from Kartik Shukla Chaturthi is Chaath i.e. Shashti and the last day is called "Vihaniya Arghya" Paran.

On the day of Araba, it is customary for the youth of the village to celebrate Chaath by cleaning the banks of rivers or lakes or ponds, scraping the grass, and purifying the water. While cleaning the pond in this way in the Terai, a boat made of banana pillars is made that does not drown in water.

On the third day, "Sanjhiya Ghat", in the evening, the Vratals offer milk Argha to the sun being half-submerged in the water. And on the morning and evening of the fourth day, before the sun rises, it is customary to reach Chaath Ghat and end the fast by offering argha to the rising sun.

In the Mahabharata, it is said that the immense wealth and power attained by Karna was all due to the effect of the Chaath fast, while it is mentioned that Draupadi also took the Chaath fast.
A unique example of nature and civilization. Happy Chaath Festival to all! All of us human beings are forever blessed by the radiant presence of the sun and the grace of the sun god towards us.

Good luck to everyone! May there be life in the creature and may religion triumph! May the chaath mother bless everyone!

Universal Children's day

Innocent eyes, annoyingly repetitive common questions, parrot speech, the habit of rejoicing in cartoons, vampires and devilish behaviors and their unconscious activities, the magical eyes of children, perhaps nature seems to have made us humans to be the same.

If these children are not given a comfortable environment in which they can think, then the sweetness of the existence of human flowers may be questioned in the future. That is why the United Nations celebrates International Children's Day on November 20.

Today, each of us must work to promote children's rights, create a better world for children, and create awareness in society about creating a conducive environment for the welfare of these children. Today, the United Nations organizes informative programs around the world to make an effective impression on the world about the importance of children.

Many things have changed and transformed on this planet on this year's Children's Day. The Corona infection has crippled the economy and the lives and incomes of working people, most of them children. This year has added more sensitivity to children's rights and accountability.

The main purpose of today is to create a world where every child is in school, safe from any kind of harm, can dream openly, and carry the possibility of fulfilling it.

While celebrating International Children's Day today, every parent needs to think about their relationship with their children, life is getting very busy but have they been able to give enough time and love to their children or not? Whether or not you-our children are heading in the right direction, if not, we need to consider how we should change our behavior.

Good luck to all our children to be good, to think well, to speak well, and to look good.
Suyog Dhakal



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