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In pics: Devotees pay obeisance to setting sun on Chhath

02 November 2019  

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KATHMANDU: The main ritual of this four-day Chhath festival is being observed on Saturday evening by worshipping and making offerings to the setting sun.

During the process, the revelers take a holy bath while fasting and worshiping the sun standing inside water, offering prasad and argha to the setting sun in the evening.

Chhath is a festival mainly dedicated to the sun God. It is a cultural and religious festival that indicates to the human civilization and an occasion for expressing gratitude to nature. The sun is especially worshiped amidst various rituals and by making different kinds of offerings.

The Chhath festival which used to be marked only in the Mithilanchal region before is now celebrated in the hilly areas and other regions as well. Its popularity is growing in Nepali society these days.

Publish Date : 02 November 2019 17:20 PM

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