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Chhath Puja 2022: Here's how devotees are celebrating first day of festival

Published on Oct 28, 2022 11:21 AM IST
  • Chhath Puja is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh in India and Nepal.
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The four-day-long festival of Chhath Puja has started from today, October 28. Also known as Surya Shashti, the festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagwaan (Sun God) and and Chhathi Maya, his sister. The four-day-long festival starts with the 'Nahai Khai' ritual and ends with 'Usha Arghya' (prayers to the rising sun). Here's how devotees are celebrating the first day of the festival.(HT Photo/Praful Gangurde) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 28, 2022 11:21 AM IST

The four-day-long festival of Chhath Puja has started from today, October 28. Also known as Surya Shashti, the festival is dedicated to Surya Bhagwaan (Sun God) and and Chhathi Maya, his sister. The four-day-long festival starts with the 'Nahai Khai' ritual and ends with 'Usha Arghya' (prayers to the rising sun). Here's how devotees are celebrating the first day of the festival.(HT Photo/Praful Gangurde)

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Devotees apply vermillion on each other and offer prayers during the first day of Chhath Puja festival in Patna.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Devotees apply vermillion on each other and offer prayers during the first day of Chhath Puja festival in Patna.(PTI)

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This year, Chhath Puja is being observed from today, October 28 and will end of October 31, with the main puja.(HT File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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This year, Chhath Puja is being observed from today, October 28 and will end of October 31, with the main puja.(HT File Photo)

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Chhath Puja is one of the most auspicious festivals in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chhath Puja is one of the most auspicious festivals in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)

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This is a picture of migrant passengers flocking Ludhiana railway station ahead of Chhath Puja festival. (HT Photo/Gurpreet Singh) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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This is a picture of migrant passengers flocking Ludhiana railway station ahead of Chhath Puja festival. (HT Photo/Gurpreet Singh)

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Chhath devotees perform rituals at the bank of Ganga River at Gandhi Ghat on the eve of Chhath Pooja festival in Patna.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chhath devotees perform rituals at the bank of Ganga River at Gandhi Ghat on the eve of Chhath Pooja festival in Patna.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)

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Chhath devotees started preparing for the four-day-long Chhath Puja days before the festival.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Chhath devotees started preparing for the four-day-long Chhath Puja days before the festival.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)

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Digha Ghat being prepared for the Chhath Puja festival in Patna, Bihar. Chhath Puja is also referred to as Surya Shashti Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, Pratihar and Dala Chhath.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 28, 2022 11:21 AM IST

Digha Ghat being prepared for the Chhath Puja festival in Patna, Bihar. Chhath Puja is also referred to as Surya Shashti Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, Pratihar and Dala Chhath.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)

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People sit in the waiting area as they wait for their train outside Anand Vihar Terminal ahead of Chhath Puja festival in Delhi on October 27.(ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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People sit in the waiting area as they wait for their train outside Anand Vihar Terminal ahead of Chhath Puja festival in Delhi on October 27.(ANI)

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