Chhath Mahaparva (Chhath Puja 2020) is celebrated with great pomp. In Chhath Puja, going to the ghat and offering arghya to the Sun God has special significance, but due to the corona virus, most people are doing this worship in their homes this year. Due to the spread of infection, people are being asked to worship with great care.
By the way, cleanliness is very much taken care of in worship in Chhath, but this time it has become even more necessary in view of the danger of infection. Many materials including fruits and vegetables are used in Chhath Puja. After the puja, all these things are also distributed to the people as prasad, so there is a need to clean these things very well.
After bringing all the things used in the puja from the market, keep it completely aside for at least 4 hours. If you want, you can remove vegetables or fruits from these and mix baking soda in warm water for a while.
Cleaning of hands is very important before rinsing or washing fruits and vegetables in water. Corona virus spreads through the surface, so wash both hands thoroughly for 20 seconds and touch hands with the items of worship.
Now wash the fruits and vegetables thoroughly in running water. According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), washing vegetables and fruits first removes dirt and bacteria from them.
According to the FDA, washing things with soap, detergents or any special liquid is not right. Rubbing it in running water and washing it is a better option. If any fruit or vegetable comes out bad while washing, remove it.
While cleaning root vegetables, use a clean brush or sponge to remove dirt. This will make the dirt sticking out of it easily come out.
After washing, dry all these vegetables and fruits thoroughly. Now you can use them to offer in worship. After the Puja is over, you can distribute this Prasad among the few people without thinking.