This year, Chhath Puja began from November 11 and will last till 14 and on this auspicious occasion, Bhojpuri superstar Khesari Lal Yadav has released a song for all the fans on YouTube. Titled, ‘Ara Chapra Ke Ghat Nik Lagela‘, the song has gone viral and is being watched many times by viewers. The song was first uploaded on YouTube by Venus Bhojpuri on November 7, 2018. It has garnered over 2,673,941 views so far and is widely appreciated by the audiences. It has been sung by Khesari Lal Yadav, written by Pyare Lal (Kavi Ji) & Azad Singh and the music is given by Ashish Verma.
Chhath Puja is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and in parts of Nepal. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God i.e. Surya Dev and Goddess Usha, seeking bounties of life on earth from them and requesting the granting of certain wishes. Also, devotees thank the god and goddess for their blessings. The Sun God’s wife Usha is also called Chhathi Maiya and many devotional songs and geet in Bhojpuri, Magahi and Maithili are attributed to her. This devotional Chhath song shows how the rituals are performed during the four-day long festival.
Watch ‘Ara Chapra Ke Ghat Nik Lagela’ song here:
Last year, the actor-singer’s famous ‘Sonu Chhath Maayi Ke Jay Bol‘ song had gone viral on YouTube. Today also, many viewers are liking the song. This is one of the male versions of Chhath Puja songs which once again feature Khesari Lal Yadav. The video and the song are self-explanatory where the ongoing tradition of Chhath puja is maintained. Unlike other festivals where the women of the household take lead and observe fast. Chhath Puja can be done by either gender and this video beautifully depicts just that. The importance of keeping your traditions and beliefs alive is a very integral part of your psyche.