New Delhi/Patna : Chhath Puja ends with lakhs worshipping the rising sun while taking the ceremonial dip in the cold waters of the rivers. This four day old mega festival, concluded on Wednesday morning with lakhs across India paying obeisance to the rising sun. Devotees, mainly women offered ‘arghyya’ to the rising Sun symbolizing the end of the mega festival.
Chhath Puja ends
Chhath is celebrated mainly in Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and where Purvanchalis are settled in significant numbers.
Chhath Puja relives the age-old tradition of paying obeisance to the Sun God and is celebrated on the sixth day after Diwali.
The Delhi Government had declared a public holiday on the occasion of Chhath. Huge crowds of fasting worshipers accompanied by their family members, relatives and friends thronged the ghats in all parts of the city. Agencies of the Delhi government had set up ghats for Chhath at around 1,000 locations, officials said.
In Patna, there was traffic snarl right from the morning as everyone was making a beeline towards Ganga Ghat, sparkling clean and decked up to receive the devotees taking part in Chhath Puja.
Chhath Puja ends after 4 day long festivities
The “Chhath Vratees” have to observe a 36 hour long fasting where they even don’t take a sip of water in order to mark the austerity to be observed during this festival. Although there are many who don’t follow this austerity and fast only for 24 hours.