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Returning after celebrating Chhath Puja? Check list of special trains here

The four-day Chhath Puja festivities culminated on Thursday. Indian Railways will operate festival specials to facilitate the return journey of those who came to Bihar to celebrate the festival at home.
Patna Junction railway station (Image used only for representative purpose)
Patna Junction railway station (Image used only for representative purpose)
Updated on Nov 12, 2021 10:01 AM IST
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Chhath Puja: Devotees gather at ghats to perform 'Usha Arghya' rituals

A large number of devotees across Delhi, West Bengal, Maharasthra, Jharkhand, Bihar and other Indian states offered 'Suryoday Arag' to Surya Dev on the last day of the four-day-long Chhath puja festival. In this photo, devotees can be seen worshipping the Sun God at a pond in Kolkata on the last day of the festival.(REUTERS) 8
A large number of devotees across Delhi, West Bengal, Maharasthra, Jharkhand, Bihar and other Indian states offered 'Suryoday Arag' to Surya Dev on the last day of the four-day-long Chhath puja festival. In this photo, devotees can be seen worshipping the Sun God at a pond in Kolkata on the last day of the festival.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 11:48 AM IST
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Devotees offer 'Usha Arghya' to Sun on last day of Chhath Puja

  • In Delhi, hundreds of people gathered at the banks of various ghats to offer prayers. Artificial ponds were also established in the city to perform the puja in view of the Covid-19 restrictions.
A couple worships the Sun god as they stand amidst the toxic foam of Yamuna river in Delhi.(REUTERS)
A couple worships the Sun god as they stand amidst the toxic foam of Yamuna river in Delhi.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 09:10 AM IST
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Boats, water sprinkling, bamboo barriers to clear foam in Yamuna on Chhath

Massive foam built up on the surface of the Yamuna due to pollution levels touching unprecedented levels at Kalindi Kunj. On Wednesday, a government official, it was decide to deploy boats, bamboo barricades and water mixed with anti-phosphates to clear the froth
Women offer prayer at sunset on the occasion of Chhath Puja at a ghat in Geeta Colony on Wednesday. The Delhi government deployed boats and water sprinklers to clear foam in the Yamuna on the occasion. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)
Women offer prayer at sunset on the occasion of Chhath Puja at a ghat in Geeta Colony on Wednesday. The Delhi government deployed boats and water sprinklers to clear foam in the Yamuna on the occasion. (Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 11, 2021 03:44 AM IST
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ByParas Singh, Abhishek Dey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

AAP vs BJP battle escalates as MP Manoj Tiwari performs Puja at Yamuna Ghat 

HOW BJP MPs CONTINUE TO FLOUT CHHATH PUJA BAN
HOW BJP MPs CONTINUE TO FLOUT CHHATH PUJA BAN
Published on Nov 10, 2021 11:54 PM IST
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Chhath Puja 2021 Day 4: Usha Arghya or Paran Din date, time and rituals

  • Chhath Puja 2021: The four-day long Chhath Puja festival will conclude on November 11. Vratis will offer morning arghya to Lord Surya and break their 36-hour long 'nirjala' fast.
Chhath Puja 2021(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Chhath Puja 2021(AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 11:17 PM IST
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Kolkata: Devotees offer Chhath puja in ghats

  • Thirty-two ghats have been set up by the KMDA in Jadavpur, Patuli, Kasba, Anandapur areas along waterbodies
Majority of the pilgrims went to over 100 ghats located along river Hooghly in tempos and small vehicles. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)
Majority of the pilgrims went to over 100 ghats located along river Hooghly in tempos and small vehicles. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 11:07 PM IST
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‘No one can stop us from performing Chhath rituals’: BJP MP Manoj Tiwari 

  • Manoj Tiwari also hit out at the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government for “stopping people from celebrating Chhath” on the banks of Yamuna.
“No one can stop us from performing our rituals. DDMA's work is to clean the Yamuna and not to ban people from going there,
“No one can stop us from performing our rituals. DDMA's work is to clean the Yamuna and not to ban people from going there," said Manoj Tiwari 
Published on Nov 10, 2021 06:56 PM IST
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Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Chhath Puja 2021: Evening Surya Arghya time, puja vidhi and all you want to know

  • Chhath Puja starts with Nahay Khay on the first day, and ends with Usha Arghya on the last day when the devotees break their 36-hours long fast by offering arghya to the rising sun.
Chhat Puja 2021: Evening Surya Arghya time, puja vidhi and all you want to know(PTI)
Chhat Puja 2021: Evening Surya Arghya time, puja vidhi and all you want to know(PTI)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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Chhath Puja 2021: Devotees across India offer evening arghya to Sun God 

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) 21
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)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 07:47 PM IST
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Happy Chhath Puja 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings to share with loved ones

  • Happy Chhath Puja 2021: Here are some best wishes, images, greetings and messages to share with your loved ones. 
Happy Chhath Puja 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings and messages to share with loved ones
Happy Chhath Puja 2021: Best wishes, images, greetings and messages to share with loved ones
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 02:43 PM IST
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Barricades, cops stop Chhath devotees from frothy Yamuna, BJP MP wants his way

The BJP MP, Parvesh Verma, who poured water at the Yamuna ghat, wanted to know why the Delhi government was stopping Chhath devotees to celebrate the festival at the bank.
BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma at the Yamuna ghat in ITO, Delhi, on Wednesday. (ANI Twitter)
BJP MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma at the Yamuna ghat in ITO, Delhi, on Wednesday. (ANI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Chhath Puja 2021 Day 3: Devotees to offer Arghya to Surya Dev in evening

  • Chhath Puja 2021: The third day of the auspicious festival is celebrated with Sandhya Arghya. Know all the about the special rituals here. 
Chhath Puja 2021 Day 3: Devotees to offer Arghya to Surya Dev in evening, know all the rituals(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Chhath Puja 2021 Day 3: Devotees to offer Arghya to Surya Dev in evening, know all the rituals(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 08:58 AM IST
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ByKrishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Chhath puja 2021: Traditional prasad recipes of baked thekua, rasiya, rice laddu

Chhath puja 2021: Enjoy the Chhath puja festivities with easy and mouthwatering traditional prasad recipes of baked thekua, rasiya or rice kheer and chaawal ke laddu or rice laddu
Chhath puja 2021: Traditional prasad recipes of baked thekua, rasiya, rice laddu (Instagram@kriti.s.kitchen/Ozive/Parul Gupta)
Chhath puja 2021: Traditional prasad recipes of baked thekua, rasiya, rice laddu (Instagram@kriti.s.kitchen/Ozive/Parul Gupta)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 09:25 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Banks to remain closed in these states on account of Chhath Puja

  • Chhath is a four-day-long Hindu festival that is largely celebrated by the people belonging to Bihar, Jharkhand, and Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Offices of Bank of India , Punjab National Bank, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur and State Bank of India are seen in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint Photo)
Offices of Bank of India , Punjab National Bank, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur and State Bank of India are seen in New Delhi.(Pradeep Gaur/ Mint Photo)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 07:55 PM IST
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Uttar Pradesh announces public holidays on Chhath Puja & Kartik Purnima

  • Previously, Delhi and Uttarakhand governments announced a public holiday on the occasion of Chhath Puja.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (PTI)
Published on Nov 09, 2021 07:51 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Delhi: AAP MLAs to oversee arrangements for Chhath at 800 temporary venues

The arrangements include tents, water, toilets, power connections, drainage, medical camps and safety provisions such as CCTV cameras, deployment of home guards, fire tenders and first responders, officials said
An MCD worker cleans the premises of a Chhath ghat made on the bank of Bhalswa Lake on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
An MCD worker cleans the premises of a Chhath ghat made on the bank of Bhalswa Lake on Tuesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 02:01 AM IST
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Chhath Puja 2021 Day 2: All you need to know about Kharna, second day of Chhath

  • Chhath Puja 2021: Here's all you need to know about the second day of Chhath called Kharna. 
Chhath Puja 2021 Day 2: All you need to know about Kharna, the second day of Chhath((HT Photo))
Chhath Puja 2021 Day 2: All you need to know about Kharna, the second day of Chhath((HT Photo))
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 06:27 AM IST
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800 ghats set up in Delhi for Chhath Puja, says Manish Sisodia

Addressing a digital press briefing, Sisodia said the Delhi government has made several arrangements such as putting up tents, installing lights and making drinking water arrangement on the ghats
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on October 12, urging the Centre to issue guidelines for the Chhath festival as soon as possible following consultation with health experts. (ANI File)
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on October 12, urging the Centre to issue guidelines for the Chhath festival as soon as possible following consultation with health experts. (ANI File)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 02:36 PM IST
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Chhath Puja: 2 BJP MPs visit Yamuna as political slugfest intensifies

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), headed by Delhi lieutenant governor, on September 30 barred the festival in public places.
BJP MP Parvesh Verma during a cleanliness drive on the banks of Yamuna river at ITO in New Delhi on November 8. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
BJP MP Parvesh Verma during a cleanliness drive on the banks of Yamuna river at ITO in New Delhi on November 8. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2021 02:31 AM IST
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Chhath: Devotees forced to take dip in toxic waters of Yamuna in Delhi

Chhath devotees take dip in ‘toxic’ Yamuna river
Chhath devotees take dip in ‘toxic’ Yamuna river
Published on Nov 08, 2021 07:23 PM IST
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Devotees perform Chhath Puja rituals on first day of four-day-long festival

During the festival, devotees take a dip in rivers, ponds, and other water bodies and seek blessings from the Sun God. Here's how devotees celebrated the first day of the festival which is known as Nahai Khai or Naha Khay.(HT File Photo) 6
During the festival, devotees take a dip in rivers, ponds, and other water bodies and seek blessings from the Sun God. Here's how devotees celebrated the first day of the festival which is known as Nahai Khai or Naha Khay.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 05:24 PM IST
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Amid toxic foam & pollution concerns, BJP MP celebrates Chhath at Yamuna bank 

BJP MP Parvesh Verma also vowed to set up a ‘ghat’ at ITO and indulge in celebrations on the main day of Chhath festivities.
BJP MP Parvesh Verma at the Yamuna bank in ITO on Monday. (ANI Twitter)
BJP MP Parvesh Verma at the Yamuna bank in ITO on Monday. (ANI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 02:06 PM IST
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By | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Chhath Puja 2021 Day 1: Festival begins with Nahay Khay. Know all the rituals

  • On Nahay Khay, vratis start their day by cleaning every nook and corner of their house. After taking a bath and applying orange vermillion, preparations for making the prasad begin. Know all about the rituals.
Chhath Puja 2021 begins with Nahay Khay(Unsplash)
Chhath Puja 2021 begins with Nahay Khay(Unsplash)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 11:32 AM IST
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News updates from HT: 3-day meet of China's Communist Party from today

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
China's president Xi Jinping (File Photo / REUTERS)
China's president Xi Jinping (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Nov 08, 2021 08:57 AM IST
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Chhath Puja begins today with ‘Nahay Khay’, public holiday in Delhi

Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun God and is mainly observed by the people from Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern Uttar Pradesh. This year, the festival will begin from Monday and conclude on November 11.
Women buy essential items for performing rituals ahead of the Chhath Puja festival, in Gurugram.(PTI Photo)
Women buy essential items for performing rituals ahead of the Chhath Puja festival, in Gurugram.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 08:56 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

BJP MP Parvesh Verma wades into war of words over Chhath Puja in Delhi

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority has prohibited Chhath Puja on the banks of the Yamuna this year.
West Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Verma. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
West Delhi BJP MP Parvesh Verma. (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 08, 2021 02:59 AM IST
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Chhath Puja 2021: All you want to know about rituals of the four-day festival

Chhath Puja, a festival dedicated to the Sun God, is mainly observed by the people from Bihar, Jharkhand and bordering areas in Uttar Pradesh. The festival will begin from November 8 with the 'Nahai Khai' ritual and will conclude on November 11 with devotees performing 'Usha Arghya.' (PTI) 5
Chhath Puja, a festival dedicated to the Sun God, is mainly observed by the people from Bihar, Jharkhand and bordering areas in Uttar Pradesh. The festival will begin from November 8 with the 'Nahai Khai' ritual and will conclude on November 11 with devotees performing 'Usha Arghya.' (PTI)
Updated on Nov 07, 2021 06:45 PM IST
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Chhath Puja 2021: Did you know these health benefits of thekua prasad?

  • Chhath Puja 2021: The prasad of thekua is prepared on the third day of Chhath Puja and offered to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya on third and fourth day of the festival.
Chhath Puja 2021(Unsplash, Pinterest)
Chhath Puja 2021(Unsplash, Pinterest)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 12:30 PM IST
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Delhi declares public holiday on November 10 on account of Chhath Puja

  • The announcement comes days after the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) allowed the Chhath celebration at designated public places.
Women perform rituals during Chhath Puja celebrations at Baba Farid Puri in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times/File)
Women perform rituals during Chhath Puja celebrations at Baba Farid Puri in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times/File)
Published on Nov 05, 2021 08:09 PM IST
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