[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi in Assam – Ex-Christian women Participated in the Celebration of Chhath Puja on Karthik Chaturthi Day.

05 Nov 2022 1036 Views

Sri Aurobindo
Indian polytheism is not the popular polytheism of ancient Europe, for here the worshipper of many Gods still knows that all his divinities are forms, names, personalities and powers of the One; his gods proceed from the one Purusha, his goddess are energies of the one divine Force.”
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform you that we have appointed four Pracharaks and Bala Samskar teachers in and around Cachar City in Assam.  Cachar is an administrative district in the state. The district headquarters, Silchar, is one of the most important business centers of Assam. In 2006, the Indian government named Cachar one of the country's 250 most backward districts out of a total of 640.
                Sri Samrat Dutt from Cachar has been coordinating and organizing activities in ASSAM– Ghar Waapasi and Bala Samskar and other activities. He was responsible for identifying four Pracharaks – two males and two females. He also identified 12 teachers for  Bala Samskar. He even found three villages where Bala Samskar Kendras are being sponsored by them. GHHF would like to express our appreciation to Samrat Ji for his passion and determination to coordinate and supervise these activities.
               His concern for the aggressiveness of Christians and Love Jihad by Muslims helped GHHF to organize these activities. We are grateful for his passion, dedication, and leadership qualities in organizing many of these activities.
What is Chhath Puja?
Chhath Puja is a festival uniquely associated with the worship of the powerful Sun God. As the only festival that has been carried on from the Vedic period, Chhath puja is indelibly associated with nature-worship for the well-being of humanity. This festival celebrates and offers gratitude to Lord Surya who represents the permanent source of life and sustenance on this earth.
The Chhath festival is an inextricable part of the culture of Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam and parts of Uttar Pradesh. As the Sun God manifests his greatest power in the rising and setting sun, these two significant moments coincide with the two 'aragyas' or offering of river water to Lord Surya during the festival. The morning glory of the rising sun and the majesty of the setting sun evoke a sense of power and awe among millions of devotees who come to pay obeisance to Lord Surya. Chhath puja in Bihar is also associated with wish-fulfillment when a devotee carries out the rituals of the puja selflessly. (Indiaonlinepage.com)
Some States make arrangements and facilitate the activities and rituals, the state administration also offers full support, as all the ghats of the rivers and roads need to be kept spotlessly clean while the whole city is illuminated. The rituals mainly comprise fasting and chanting prayers on the banks of the Ganges, Yamuna or any clean river. 
The first day is marked by bathing in the holy Ganga or Yamuna at sunrise, in order to cleanse the body for preparing 'Prasad' or offering. The next day is the day for observing strict fast till sunset. This day is termed 'kharna' and devotees prepare 'kheer' a sweet delicacy. After breaking the fast at night with the 'prasad', the devotee resumes the fast that lasts for 36 hours i.e. till third day evening. The third day evening is marked by a ritualistic puja wherein devotees offer flowers and small earthen 'diyas' on river banks. The devotees break their fast following this ritual. Partaking of the sea of humanity thronging the banks of rivers watching this ritual and singing Chhath songs is an experience in itself.
Interesting & Unique Facts Associated with Chhath Puja
•    Chhath Puja is the only Vedic Festival which is celebrated in India
•    Chhath Puja is associated with Hindu epics involving Ramayana and Mahabharata with more than 1 character of Mahabharata associated.
•    Chhath Puja is the only Hindu festival where all the rituals of the festival have some scientific reasons and all of them altogether represent a rigorous scientific process for detoxification.
•    Chhath Puja are crafted in a way which involves optimum absorption of Calcium & Vitamin D into the body which is really beneficial for the women.
•    Chhath Puja also helps increasing the immunity of the body.
•    The four days of Chhath Puja offers great mental benefits to the devotees. Chhath Puja calms the mind of devotees and reduces the negative energy like hatred, fear and anger.
•    The custom of offering prayer to the Sun god was also prevalent in the Babylonian civilization and ancient Egyptian civilization. (easemytrip.com)
We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed twenty people so far. With more people we hire, more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers.
1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00
2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants.
PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category.
By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, . It is tax-deductible.
By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com
RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information
For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi ; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com.


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