इंडियन आवाज़     27 Nov 2022 07:50:44      انڈین آواز

Chhath Puja celebrated in different parts of India with traditional devotion

Staff Reporter

Chhath Puja is being celebrated in different parts of the country particularly Bihar,UP and Delhi with religious fervour and devotion.

Standing in knee deep water at different ghats of rivers, ponds and water reservoirs, devotees paid oblations to the setting sun today. This Puja is dedicated to the worship of the Sun God and to thank for supporting life on earth. Chhath is celebrated on the sixth day of the month of Kartik in the Vikram Samvat. It is believed that those who perform Chhath with full devotion, their desires are fulfilled.

A large number of devotees offered special puja to Sun God at various sun temples including Deo in Aurangabad, Badgao in Nalanda and Ular Sun temple in Paliganj to observe the festival. In bordering areas devotees of both countries India and Nepal are performing Chhath puja together on the banks of rivers. Lakhs of devotees gathered on the banks of various rivers including ,Ganga,Kosi ,Sone and Gandak to pay offering to Bhagwan Bhaskar.Standing in khee deep water in ponds and water reservoirs devotees of mithilanchal areas including Darbhanga Madhubani,Sitamarhi ,Saharsa and Supaul paid oblations to Sun God. All ghats have been nicely decorated and special lightings are attracting everybody. The state government has made arrangements in jails for those inmates who are performing Chhath.

The four-day Chhath Puja will culminate with oblation to the rising Sun on 31st October morning.

President Droupadi Murmu has extended her greetings to people on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja. In a tweet, the President said, this day is a unique example of expressing gratitude towards nature while worshiping Lord Sun. She prayed that the blessings of Chhathi Maiya may bring happiness, peace and prosperity to everyone’s life.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar has greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Chhath Puja. In a tweet , Mr. Dhankhar prayed that this festival may further the spirit of happiness in society and heal the sufferings of all.

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