Chhath Puja

Overview

Thousands of worshipers crowd the streets of Juhu as they make way to the beach to offer their Chhath Puja prayers to the Sun God. Chhath Puja is said to be the most eco-friendly festival as there is no immersion of idols or firing crackers. Celebrated on the sixth day of Kartik month, worshipers pray to the Sun God, the ultimate source of life for everyone. It is mostly celebrated in Bihar,UP and Nepal. Fruits and sweets are offered to the God during sunset and sunrise. Many worshipers even prostrate march to the sea or the river or the ghat for Chhath Puja. For Chhath Puja, prasaad and prayers are offered to the setting sun as well as the rising sun. Many people do a 'Nirjal Vrat' or a fast without drinking water for 48 hours. The fast ends after worshiping the rising sun.

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