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Chhath Puja 2023: Why do women fill vermilion from nose to forehead during Chhath Puja, let’s know the reason behind this… – Bollywood Keeda

Chhath Puja 2023: The great festival of Chhath Puja has started from Nahay Khay. This festival, mainly celebrated in eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, is now being celebrated with great pomp in many states of the country. On the second day of Chhath Puja, women in Kharna observe a waterless fast for 36 hours after eating jaggery and rice kheer.

According to Hindu beliefs, Chhath fast is considered one of the most difficult fasts. During Chhath Puja, women apply a special type of vermillion, which is considered an important part of this great festival, but do you know why women do this and you must be curious about why they apply it on the nose? Does this vermilion go away?

In Hindu belief, vermilion is a symbol of marriage, although women apply vermilion in prayer for the long life of their husbands, but the practice of applying vermilion on the nose on the day of Chhath Puja is quite old. On this day, women apply orange vermillion on their forehead to pray for the long life of their husbands. It is also believed that applying long vermillion is a symbol of happiness and prosperity in the family and applying long vermillion on this day brings happiness in the family. In common language this vermillion is also called Bhakra vermillion. This year Chhath Puja has started from 17th November and this festival will continue for 4 days i.e. till 20th November. Read More – Bigg Boss 17: Isha Malviya and Samarth Jurel crossed limits in the house, video going viral…

What is the mythology behind long vermilion? (Chhath Puja 2023)

According to mythology, when Lord Hanuman came to know that Sita was happy when Shri Ram applied vermillion to Sita, he painted his entire body with orange vermillion. Similarly, by coloring themselves with vermilion, they wanted to show their dedication towards Shri Ram in the meeting. The use of this orange vermilion at the time of donating vermilion shows the dedication of husband and wife towards each other.

1- There is a religious belief that on this day, if a woman applies long vermillion from nose to head, then all her wishes are fulfilled and the age of her husband increases. On this day, along with the worship of Sun God, women ensure the happiness of their husbands and children. Wishing for peace and long life, she completes her fast by offering Arghya. Women use this vermillion for themselves, but also apply it to please the Gods and Goddesses.

2-Chhath fast is kept for the children. But on this day women wish for the long life and good health of their children and husband. Long vermilion is considered very auspicious for the husband.

3. Starting from the forehead, the vermilion should be filled as long as required, so that the vermilion is visible to everyone.

4-Makeup also has special importance during Chhath Puja. The women who fast during this puja do complete makeup on this day. During this make-up, women apply full makeup from nose to forehead.


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