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Chhath Katha – Story Associated with Chhath Puja

Story of Chhath Puja is mainly associated with Mahabharata and Ramayana. Here are some of the popular Chhath Kathas:

Chhath Story Associated with Bhagavan Sri Ram and Mata Sita

There is a belief that Bhagavan Sri Ram and Mata Sita observed Chhath puja on returning to Ayodhya after their exile period in the Ramayana.

This is the reason why it is observed on the sixth day after Diwali. The popular legend is that Bhagavan Sri Ram returned to Ayodhya from Lanka on the Diwali day.

Bhagavan Sri Ram belongs to the Suryavanshi dynasty (Sun dynasty). Therefore, it is natural for him to have invoked Surya (the sun god).

Observed by Karna

There is a popular belief that Chhath worship was started by the great warrior Karna of the Mahabharata. Karna is the son of Lord Surya and Kunti.

Draupadi Observed Chhath to Get Back the Lost Kingdom

Chhath Vrat and Puja find mention in the Mahabharata.

It is believed that Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, had performed the Chhath Puja. She performed it during the exile period.

As result of it, the Pandavas got back their kingdom and with it peace and prosperity.
Her vrat also resulted in the total destruction of the Kauravas.