These 5 folk songs are a must on your This Chhath Puja playlist

Chhath Puja is a Vedic Hindu festival celebrated in northern India, particularly in the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. The festivities begin with the Nahai Khai ritual and end with Suryodaya Arga. Surya, the god of energy and life force, is worshiped during Chhath Puja to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. Devotees also thank Surya for bestowing the blessings of life on earth. Chhath puja is celebrated at Shashti Tithi in Shukla Paksha, six days after the auspicious festival of Diwali. This year, Chhath Puja is celebrated today on November 10th.

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During Chhath Puja, women fast Nirjala for 36 hours and seek blessings for the welfare of their families and loved ones. The fast begins with Panchami and ends with Parana de Saptami with devotees dedicating Usha Arga to the Sun Lord. One of the many things without which Chhath Puja is incomplete are folk songs.

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Therefore, we bring you five most popular Chhath Puja folk songs that will give you the true essence of the festival.

Developer Uga Hai Suraj: The song in the melodious voice of Anuradha Podwal demonstrates the importance of Chhath Puja. The lyrics are by Vinay Bihari. Uga Hai Suraj Dev is one of the most played songs of the festival.

Kabahun Naa Chhooti Chhath: In the voice of famous Bollywood singer Alka Yagnik, this song is a request to give Chhathi Maya a blessing to continue the puja. Kabahun Naa Chhooti Chhath stars Kranti Prakash Jha and Kristine Zedek.

Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya: It won’t be wrong to say that Chhath Puja is incomplete without this song, helmed by folk singer Sharda Sinha. Pahile Pahil Chhathi Maiya gives you goosebumps and makes you feel how important the festival is to the Biharis who celebrate the festival with lots of glitz and spectacle.

Uthau Sooraj Bhaile Bihaan: Another moving masterpiece by Sharda is one of the most beloved Chhath Puja songs. The lyrics of the song give an insight into the ritual of Chhath Puja.

Kelwa Ke Paat By: This song is about a believer doing Chhath Vrat and offering her prayers to the Sun Deity.

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