Hal Sashti, also known as “Lalhi Shast” or “Har Chatt”, is a well known Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Balaram, brother of Sri Krishna, and is celebrated on the “sashti” (sixth day) of Krishna Pakshi (end of the moon phase) in the month of Bhadrapada. traditional Hindu calendar.
The Hal Sashti Festival celebrates the birthday of Lord Balaram and is celebrated with great zeal and joy throughout India. This festival is celebrated for six days after Shravan. Purnima or Raksha Bandhana Festival. In the state of Rajasthan, this day is considered “Chandra Sashti”, in Gujarat this day is revered as “Randhan Chhat”, and in the Braj region this day is known as “Baladeva Chhat”.
In 2021 Hal Shasti is on August 28 Saturday.
Significance of Hal Sashti
The Hal Sashti Festival is dedicated to Lord Balaram and is also commonly known as Balaram Jayanti. He is known by various names such as Halayudha, Baladeva and Balabhadra. According to Hindu legend, Balaram is the elder brother. brother of God Krishna, and also known as one of the ten incarnations of God Vishnu (Dasavatara Sri Maha Vishnu).
The hammer and shovel are considered Lord Balaram’s primary tools. Devoted Hindus, especially those in the farming community, worship these sacred tools on this day for a bountiful harvest. Women observe Hal Sashti Vrata for the blessing of the male child as well as for the happiness of their children. According to Hindu legend, Uttara (from the Mahabharata), on the advice of Lord Krishna, sincerely performed this vrata and restored her destroyed womb. Thereafter, Hal Sashti Vrata is considered useful in Vansha Vridhi.
Rituals during Hal Sashti
The Hal Shasti Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm by farming communities across India. The rituals of this holiday are performed mainly by women.
In Hal Sashti, women wake up at dawn and take their baths early and then begin preparing for the Lalhi Chhath puja. The place of worship is first cleansed and then consecrated with cow dung. Then straw, palms, and reeds are prepared and combined to form a plow-like structure, the weapon of Lord Balaram. After that, the women worshiped him for prosperity and a bountiful harvest.
During the Hal Sashti puja, devotees also worship the Satavya well. Satavya is a combination of seven types of grains such as jovar, rice, wheat, mung, gram, corn, and lentils. Turmeric powder is also placed next to the plow and is even loved. After the puja, the devotees also recite Hal Shashti vrat katha.
On the day of Hal Sashti, women fast at home strictly. They eat absolutely nothing during the day. The followers of Hal Sashti vrat do not even eat fruit or milk during the day. No milk is used in Hal Sashti, and if necessary, only buffalo milk can be drunk on this day.
Wishes and WhatsApp Messages
“Chhath Puja ka paavan din hai aaya, Surya devta aur Chhath Mata ki puja karne ka diwas hai aaya…. Dher saari shubh kamnayein is khaas din ki!!”
“Is Chhath Puja mein jo teri manokamna ho, wo sab ho purn…. Chhath Mata ka ashirvad mile aur Jeevan mein barse khushiyan har din.”
“Meherbaan ho aap par Surya Devta aur Chhath Mata…. De aapko unnati aur likhe aap apni jeet ki gatha.”
“Wish you a very happy Chhath Puja”!
“Jo bhi karta hai tan-man-dhan se Chhath ko yaad, ho jata hai uska Jeevan khushiyon se aabad.”
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