Chhath Puja Celebrations

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A Hindu devotee offer prayers during the Chhath festival, in Jammu, on Tuesday. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

A Hindu devotee offer prayers during the Chhath festival, in Jammu, on Tuesday. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

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A majority of women who arrived at the banks of river Hindon stayed away from taking the holy dip in the contaminated river water on the occassion of Chhath festival that was celebrated on Tuesday evening in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

A majority of women who arrived at the banks of river Hindon stayed away from taking the holy dip in the contaminated river water on the occassion of Chhath festival that was celebrated on Tuesday evening in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

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Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi, on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)

Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi, on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary / HT Photo)

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Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi, on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi, on Tuesday. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

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Thousands of devotees celebrate ‘Chhath Puja’, the biggest festival of Bihar,taking holy dip in the ponds and paying oblations to the setting sun at Sheetla mata mandir, in Gurgaon. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Thousands of devotees celebrate ‘Chhath Puja’, the biggest festival of Bihar,taking holy dip in the ponds and paying oblations to the setting sun at Sheetla mata mandir, in Gurgaon. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

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Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary/HT Photo)

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Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath festival on the banks of the river Yamuna, in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath festival on the banks of the river Yamuna, in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

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Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary /HT Photo)

Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary /HT Photo)

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Hindu devotee offers prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)

Hindu devotee offers prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)

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A Hindu devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival, in Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)

A Hindu devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival, in Jammu. (Nitin Kanotra /HT Photo)

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Thousands of devotees celebrate ‘Chhath Puja’, the biggest festival of Bihar,taking holy dip in the ponds and paying oblations to the setting sun at Sheetla mata mandir, in Gurgaon. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Thousands of devotees celebrate ‘Chhath Puja’, the biggest festival of Bihar,taking holy dip in the ponds and paying oblations to the setting sun at Sheetla mata mandir, in Gurgaon. (Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

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Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)

Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)

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Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun during the Chhath Festival, expressing thanks and seeking the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and rivers. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, November 17, 2015. Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun during the Chhath Festival, expressing thanks and seeking the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and rivers. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

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A Hindu devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival, in Jammu, on Tuesday. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

A Hindu devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival, in Jammu, on Tuesday. (Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

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Smoke rises from the burning incense as a devotee offers prayer to the setting sun. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters Photo)

Smoke rises from the burning incense as a devotee offers prayer to the setting sun. (Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters Photo)

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Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)

Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna, in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)

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Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary /HT Photo)

Devotees offer prayers during the Chhath festival at the Kudsia Ghat Near ISBT in New Delhi. (Ravi Choudhary /HT Photo)

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Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)

Hindu devotees offer prayers during Chhath Puja on the banks of river Yamuna in Noida. (Burhaan Kinu /HT Photo)

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Devotees offering puja to Sun God during Chhat hPuja at Judgesghat in Kolkata India on Tuesday. (Subhendu Ghosh /HT Photo)

Devotees offering puja to Sun God during Chhat hPuja at Judgesghat in Kolkata India on Tuesday. (Subhendu Ghosh /HT Photo)

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Traffic Jam near ITO during the Chhath festival on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Traffic Jam near ITO during the Chhath festival on the banks of the river Yamuna in New Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

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Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers to the sun during the Chhath festival on the banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad. (Noah Seelam/AFP Photo )

Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers to the sun during the Chhath festival on the banks of the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad. (Noah Seelam/AFP Photo )

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