CHHATH PUJA SAMANVAYA SAMITI
a unit of
BIHAR FRONT, MUMBAI
CELEBRATES 14th CONSECUTIVE CHHATH PUJA AT
BEHIND HOTEL PALM GROVE, JUHU BEACH, JUHU, MUMBAI
The unit has taken initiative to organize the puja with more vigor and enthusiasm.
Bihar Front together at one place
You are cordially invited
Unique and Exclusive Festival of Biharies Living in Mumbai
"Chhath Pooja" a family festival for every Bihar born Hindus has its unique religious importance and reminds us of high cultural heritage of Bihar. It is a worship to "Sun God", who is a source of light to life of entire living being and abundance of energy to nature, The recompense of prayer to "Sun-God" has many profits in, human life and even Muslims and Christians are not left uninfluenced of the same. They also equally participate in this holy celebration in Bihar. This festival is celebrated with great austerity and penance. The people of Bihar and Eastern Utter Pradesh offer their prayer to "Sun-God" with highest devotion. It is no denying fact that not only this world but the entire universe has importance of existence of "Sun-God".
The study of "Rigved" "Atherved" and reference of "Ayurved" enlighten us of importance of worship to "Sun-God". The worship to "Sun-God" brings all desired fruits in life of the devotees. It relieves from many pains & grief of.the life* The leprosy and white spots on skin, i.e. "Charaka" are cured by worship of "Sun-God". Womens desirous of geting a "Son" is blessed with such expectation. Mother Kunti on worship of "Sun-God" was blessed with powerful son "Karna".
The prayer to "Sun-God" is a historical phenomenon in whole country. The famous temples of "Sun-God" in Multan, Kashmir, Chittod, Moghera & Konark are the evidence of the same. "Chhath Pooja" has very strict rules and procedures. The devotees cook their "Foods" and "Prasad" with dry wood on new oven made of brick and soil. Garlic & Onions are kept away from reach. Rock Salts, Pure Ghee, Sugar etc. are used. The devotees sing folk songs in groups. The observing fast for complete 3 days and strict rules of worship demonstrate innocence religious sentiment high faith and discipline in people of the region. The festivity, excitement & happiness are worth seeing and enjoyed by people of all walk of life
This celebration is made compulsorily at bank of river, pond, lake, canals etc* with great rejoicement. The whole family participates in carrying various materials to the above site. The women devotees stand in mid-water with oblation of Takua "Khaboni" Kasara-"Laddu of rice powder", Sugarcanes, Radish, Sprouted Gram, Kidney bean, Turmeric, Coconut, Orange, Sweet lime, Banana and other fruits in winnowing bamboo basket and relatives & visitors offer "Ist Libation" of raw Milk/Water to "Sinking Sun" and again at next morning at the same site the devotees and visitors offer prasad and "2nd Lidation" to "Rising Sun". Visitors touch the feet of devotees and get prasad. No one hesitate in demanding prasad from even a strangler.
Sanjay Nirupam a journalist by profession, a man of vision not less then any way from "Sanjay" of Mahabharata who can foresee every thing that would take place in times to come, an energetic youth with self built credibility in social and political arena. The entire world is self centered and only interested to recognize the importance of "Rising Sun" but it is the people of Bihar, who equally offer respect and homage to "Sinking Sun". It depicts-high cultural heritage of state to offer respect and service without any selfish motive. Shri Nirupam a Bihar Putra has proved this by his honest, selfless, sincere, tireless and dedicated service. I also have some duty for :people of Bihar and whole Nation at large. There are over 10 Lakhs people of Bihar in Mumbai. They are unorganised, their deteriorating living condition and employment position mostly worry him. In order to reduce the gap between each other and promote sense of co-operation at the hour of the need amongst them selves under the banner of "Bihar Front" he organised 1st "Chhath Pooja"a very popular festival in Bihar and Eastern Uttar Pradesh for joint celebratation at "JUHU BEACH". The sanctity of worship to "Sun-God"i.e. "Chhath Pooja" is imported within him from his "Janma Bhoomi" which is also celeberated in own family with full righteous and devotion. It is a prayer to "Sun-God"for prosperity of man kind and blessings to the nature. The over whelming response and appreciation lead him to move further in his mission and celeberated Pooja since. The gathering Of over Two Lakhs people in the "Chhath Pooja" celeberation in the millenium year with several dignified non-resident Behari visitors from Russia, Holland, Malaysia, Mauritius and many other countries gives him hearty satisfaction and high encouragement to do more and more such activities, The sucesseful cultural progra. mme and folk songs by renowned singer a Lata Mangeshker of' Bhojpuri songs in Bihar, Smt. Sharada Sinha Smt. Vijaya Bharti, Dr. Neeta Singh and attendance of Cine-lion-Bihari Babu Shri. Shatrughan Sinha and several Bihar born dignitaries ftom educational cultural, social, constructive and political field, bureaucracy & judiciary etc. and food distribution to over 2 Lakhs people were the item of attraction at the occassion. This was a unique religious celeberation of people of Bihar participated and enjoyed by the people of various regions, Shri. Nirupam admits that this was possible only with help and support of functioneries of "Chhath Pooja"., Samanbaya Samity. Their past experience, tireless work, dedications and desire to do better, brought this eye catching success.
Shri. Nirupam an enthusiatic person by nature says he has million miles to travel in his mission and has desires to celeberate "Chhath Pooja" 2003 in still better manner and appeal all Bihar born devotees to register their names and Address with suggestions on short-comings in festivity and arrangements, which shall receive positive attentions and welcome participation of all in making the holy function of "Chhath Pooja" all success. The arrangement are also being made to make "Chhath Pooja"-Samagri" available in stalls of "Bihar Mela" demonstrating various products of Bihar proposed to be organised for Two days on the occasion. Those interested to send their contribution for the "Pooja" may send their cheque/P.O. /D.D. in the name of Bihar Front A/c. "Chhath Pooja"