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Champa Shashti 2019 Date: What is the Legend of Champa Shashthi? History, Significance, Puja Vidhi, Shubh Muhurat and Celebrations Associated With the Holy Festival

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Happy Champa Shashti 2019, readers! The festival of Champa Shashti is 6-day festival observed in honour to worship Lord Shiva. The holy day of Champa Shashti sees devotees praying an avatar of Lord Shiva, i.e. ‘Khanderao’ or ‘Khandoba’. The Champa Shashti festival is celebrated on the 6th day of Margashirsha month during the Shukla Paksha as per the Hindu Samvat calendar. The festival Champa Shashti 2019 falls on December 2, this year. But what is the legend of Champa Shashthi? Why is it considered so auspicious? Here we have all the answers covered. On the holy occasion, know the history, significance, celebration, Puja Vidhi and tithi of Champa Shashti. Significance And Mythological Stories Related to The Celebration of the Birth of Lord Muruga in Tamil Nadu. 

The day of Champa Shashti is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Maharashtra and Karnataka. It is said that the incarnation of Lord Shiva, i.e. Khandoba or Khanderao, is worshipped as a deity of hunters, farmers, warriors, gatherers, and herders.

What is the story of Champa Shashthi?

As per a legend, there were once two demon brothers – Mani and Malla – who were troubling demigods, sages, and human beings. Tired of the disturbance, they sought help from Lord Shiva. It was then he took the form of Khandoba.

With the appearance of shining gold and face covered with turmeric, the deity of Khandoba took on the demon brothers, and a fierce battle ensued for six days. The brothers finally accepted their defeat and offered Lord Shiva as a truce. Lord Shiva, being happy, then offered them a boon. Mani said that he would want to live with him (Lord Shiva). To fulfil their wish, the idol of Mani is installed in all Khandoba temples. To celebrate this occasion, the festival of Champa Shashthi is observed.

What are the Champa Shashthi 2019 Pooja Time and Shubh Muhurat?

  • Champa Shashthi 2019 Date: December 2, 2019, i.e. Monday.
  • Champa Shashthi Tithi Begins – 07:13 PM on December 01, 2019
  • Champa Shashthi Tithi Ends – 08:59 PM on December 02, 2019

How do devotees celebrate Champa Shashthi?

The major celebrations of the festival of Champa Shashthi take place in the grand Khandoba Temple situated in Pune. People observe fast on all the six days leading to the holy day of Champa Shashthi. While worshipping Lord Khandoba people offer turmeric powder, sandalwood, vegetables, apple leaves, wood, and fruits as well. A lot of devotees light an oil lamp in front of Lord Khandoba for all six days.

What is the significance of Champa Shashthi?

The festival of Champa Shashthi is considered to be one of the most important festivals for the people of Maharashtra and Karnataka. It is said that by observing the traditions and rituals of this festival, people are blessed with positive energy, prosperity, and a healthy life. It is also believed that people are absolved of their sins if they observe the festival of Champa Shashthi religiously.

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