Chhath Puja 2021: Devotees across India offer evening arghya to Sun God

  • Chhath Puja commenced on November 8 and will go on till November 11. On November 10, Wednesday, Sandhya Arghya was offered to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya at the time of sunset. Here are glimpses from Chhath Puja 2021 celebrations.
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Hindu devotees gather in huge numbers at the bank of the Ganga river to perform rituals during the Chhath Puja festival at Law College Ghat in Patna on the third day of Chhath Puja. The puja will conclude on Thursday November 11 with arghya to rising sun.(PTI)

Hindu devotees gather in huge numbers at the bank of the Ganga river to perform rituals during the Chhath Puja festival at Law College Ghat in Patna on the third day of Chhath Puja. The puja will conclude on Thursday November 11 with arghya to rising sun.(PTI)

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Before the Sandhy Arghya or evening offering, a daura or basket made of bamboo sticks is prepared and filled with prasad items like thekua, seasonal fruits, dry fruits etc.(PTI)

Before the Sandhy Arghya or evening offering, a daura or basket made of bamboo sticks is prepared and filled with prasad items like thekua, seasonal fruits, dry fruits etc.(PTI)

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Everyone sings folk songs related to Chhathi Maiya and Surya Bhagwan while waiting for the sun to set. As the sun sets, arghya is offered and the puja is complete for the day. In this pic, devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja, at New Kidwai Nagar in New Delhi on November 10.(PTI, Vijay Verma)

Everyone sings folk songs related to Chhathi Maiya and Surya Bhagwan while waiting for the sun to set. As the sun sets, arghya is offered and the puja is complete for the day. In this pic, devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja, at New Kidwai Nagar in New Delhi on November 10.(PTI, Vijay Verma)

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Chhath Puja Day 3: Devotees perform rituals as they head to Brahmaputra river Ghat to celebrate Chhath Puja in Tezpur. (Samir Kar/ANI Photo)

Chhath Puja Day 3: Devotees perform rituals as they head to Brahmaputra river Ghat to celebrate Chhath Puja in Tezpur. (Samir Kar/ANI Photo)

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Devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja at the bank of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati on Wednesday.(PTI)

Devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja at the bank of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati on Wednesday.(PTI)

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According to the Hindu calendar, the second day of Chhath puja, also called Kharna, was celebrated on November 9, Tuesday, when devotees kept fast from sunrise to sunset and offered the prasad of kheer made with gud and Arwa chawal to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya. The prasad is consumed by vratis and then distributed to other family members.(ANI)

According to the Hindu calendar, the second day of Chhath puja, also called Kharna, was celebrated on November 9, Tuesday, when devotees kept fast from sunrise to sunset and offered the prasad of kheer made with gud and Arwa chawal to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya. The prasad is consumed by vratis and then distributed to other family members.(ANI)

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Vratis perform Chhath Puja rituals at the bank of the Narmada river, in Jabalpur on Wednesday,  On the third day of Chhath, arghya is offered to the setting sun.(PTI)

Vratis perform Chhath Puja rituals at the bank of the Narmada river, in Jabalpur on Wednesday,  On the third day of Chhath, arghya is offered to the setting sun.(PTI)

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In the evening, all the vratis and their family members head to ghat of rivers or ponds that are decorated in advance for the puja offering. (PTI/Vijay Verma)

In the evening, all the vratis and their family members head to ghat of rivers or ponds that are decorated in advance for the puja offering. (PTI/Vijay Verma)

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Women devotees were clicked during Chhath Puja. The Puja will conclude on November 11 after offering Usha Arghya (Morning Argya) to Sun God and Chhathi Maiyya at the time of sunset. Prasad will be distributed to everyone after the puja.(PTI)

Women devotees were clicked during Chhath Puja. The Puja will conclude on November 11 after offering Usha Arghya (Morning Argya) to Sun God and Chhathi Maiyya at the time of sunset. Prasad will be distributed to everyone after the puja.(PTI)

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Devotees in Patna, took bath in the holy river of Ganges during Chhath Puja celebrations. On November 10, Day 3 of Chhath Puja, Sandhya Arghya will be offered at the time of sunset to Sun God and Chatthi Maiya.(ANI)

Devotees in Patna, took bath in the holy river of Ganges during Chhath Puja celebrations. On November 10, Day 3 of Chhath Puja, Sandhya Arghya will be offered at the time of sunset to Sun God and Chatthi Maiya.(ANI)

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Two devotees put vermillion on each other’s forehead after their bath in Ganges.(PTI)

Two devotees put vermillion on each other’s forehead after their bath in Ganges.(PTI)

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Women devotees took bath in the Ganges during Chhath Puja celebrations.(PTI)

Women devotees took bath in the Ganges during Chhath Puja celebrations.(PTI)

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Devotees were seen taking a bath during Chhath Puja celebrations.(PTI)

Devotees were seen taking a bath during Chhath Puja celebrations.(PTI)

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A woman applies vermillion on another woman as they pray to the sun god near the Ganga river during the Chhath Puja festival in Patna. Today Sandhya Arghya was offered to Sun God by fasting women.(PTI)

A woman applies vermillion on another woman as they pray to the sun god near the Ganga river during the Chhath Puja festival in Patna. Today Sandhya Arghya was offered to Sun God by fasting women.(PTI)

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A Hindu woman performs rituals in river Brahmaputra during Chhath Puja festival in Guwahati in Assam on November 10. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

A Hindu woman performs rituals in river Brahmaputra during Chhath Puja festival in Guwahati in Assam on November 10. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

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A devotee offers prayers to the Sun God in a pond during the Hindu festival of Chhath, in Kolkata, on November 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A devotee offers prayers to the Sun God in a pond during the Hindu festival of Chhath, in Kolkata, on November 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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During Chhath Puja a daura of prasad is prepared ahead of the morning and evening arghya to Lord Surya wishing for the well being of the entire family.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)

During Chhath Puja a daura of prasad is prepared ahead of the morning and evening arghya to Lord Surya wishing for the well being of the entire family.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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A devotee decked up in traditional clothes and jewellery participates in rituals during Chhath festival in Kolkata on November 10.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A devotee decked up in traditional clothes and jewellery participates in rituals during Chhath festival in Kolkata on November 10.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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A devotee crosses a child as she performs rituals during Chhath Puja in Kolkata. The four-day festival will conclude on November 11.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)

A devotee crosses a child as she performs rituals during Chhath Puja in Kolkata. The four-day festival will conclude on November 11.(AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Devotees offer prayer to the setting Sun in the artificial pond as they observe Chhath Puja in New Delhi on November 10(Rahul Singh)

Devotees offer prayer to the setting Sun in the artificial pond as they observe Chhath Puja in New Delhi on November 10(Rahul Singh)

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Devotees perform rituals in a makeshift pond during Chhath Puja in East Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI/Manvender Vashist)

Devotees perform rituals in a makeshift pond during Chhath Puja in East Delhi on Wednesday.(PTI/Manvender Vashist)

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