Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday while explaining the importance of Chhath Puja said that this festival, which takes the whole world together, inspires all of us to worship the universe god Sun God along with nature worship. He said that we offer Arghya to the sun and the sixth mother, whom we worship, is the biggest symbol of social harmony.
He said that we are associated with this faith only by the grace of Chhathi Mai. Addressing the Chhath Puja ceremony organized at the Laxman Mela ground of Gomti beach here on Sunday, Yogi Adityanath said that the Sun is called the father of the world in our tradition and this creation cannot be imagined if there is no Sun God.
He said that nothing can be visible in this pastoral world if the Sun God is not there. Yogi said that by expressing our gratitude towards him (Sun), we offer Arghya with water and this program is successful only when the person is pure from the conscience. This event presents an example of social harmony. Emphasizing cleanliness, he said, we all know that this is a festival of folk faith and the whole society joins together with this event. The significance of the festival and the festival itself is the philosophy of collectivity.
Festivals like Chhath are a perfect example of the dedication with which we all are working together towards nature, cleanliness, and public faith. Explaining the importance of Chhath in detail, the Chief Minister said that wherever there is Bhojpuri society, the same program would be going on everywhere in the country and the world today. It is Bihar, Jharkhand, Eastern UP, Terai of Nepal, and the people associated with this country and the world. Wherever I go, this festival is celebrated.
He said that this program takes place in four phases and full attention is given to inner and outer purification. The entire event is organized with a focus on the end and exterior purity. He said that mothers and sisters would offer arghya to the sun going towards Asthala and this offering with water would not be possible without purification. There is a tradition of offering Arghya to the setting sun and the rising sun on the occasion of Chhath. Yogi said that we all get the grace of God without discrimination, we should have the power and power to take it.
Appreciating the work of the organizing committee and the administration on the festival of Chhath, he called upon the general public that even after the festival, there should be no dirt anywhere so that there is no harm to our festival and festival. On this occasion, Bhojpuri Samaj President Prabhunath Rai welcomed the Chief Minister and all the guests. During this, many prominent people including Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak, Legislative Council member Govind Narayan Shukla, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, and Principal Secretary Home Sanjay Prasad were present.