This ceremony is performed when the baby is six days old. This ceremony is primarily for women and is timed to take place late at night, say between ten o'clock and midnight. Traditionally the mother of the newborn lights a lamp diya. This lamp along with a red pen and paper are placed on a wooden plank for Vidhaata to write the future of the newborn.
The literal definition of the festival reveals quite a lot about it. Chhati refers to six literally, and the name chhati festival is observed when the baby gets six days. On the sixth day after the birth of a baby, this ritual known as Chhathi pooja is performed. As with other Gujarati traditions associated with the birth of a child, this one is also very interesting. On the eve of the sixth day after the birth, the baby is dressed in brand new.
When in the womb the liquor enters the foetus through the mouth. Since intake of liquor is forbidden, partaking it is considered to be a sin. As soon as a son is born, the father should glance at his face and then bathe facing the north. After donning clean attire he should apply sandalwood paste gandha to himself.
Vansh: Chatti Pooja (worship next to 6th day of the week in the same way as birth)
This baby was the most awaited thing in the life of our family Everyone in the family was waiting on his arrival. Now that he's here, the river of joy just doesnt seem to halt Post a Comment. Sunday, November 23, The Chhati ceremony Its celebration of first six days of baby's life