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  • Chhath celebrated with traditional fervour in Bihar, UP

    Published on November 2, 2011

    The Chhath Puja has concluded in Bihar, Jharkhand and other parts of the country today with oblations to the rising Sun on Wednesday morning. During puja worshipper did fasting of 36 hours.

    AIR Patna correspondent reports that amid traditional chhath folk songs devotees started gathering at various ghats of rivers, ponds and water reservoirs in wee hours to pay offerings to the Sun God. Roads and Ghats were tastefully decorated with flowers and lights of different colors.

    Crackers were burst at the time of oblations to the rising Sun Lakhs of devotees standing in knee deep water on the banks of various rivers including Ganga Gandak and Kosi paid oblations to the rising Sun.

    A large number of devotees performed Chhath puja celeberations at Sun temples in Deo of Aurangabad , Bargao of Nalanda and Pandarak in Patna districts of the state. Large number of people including women and children attired in sparkling garments turn up at the ghats to perform ritual.

    In Uttar Pradesh, on the second and last day of chat puja thousands of people gathered at Various Ghats of Ganga river in Varanasi and Allahabad early this morning for worshipping rising sun for the well being of their family. Devotees, especially women in large numbers performed their rituals at the bank of Ganga River and nearby temples.

    The chhat celebrations and gathering of people were seen in other eastern UP districts of Gorakhpur, Ballia, Gazipur and Azamgarh also. The women who were observing fast for last four days also broke their fast after paying their obeisance to the Sun God.

    Most of Women were seen in traditional yellow dress and offered prayers with family in the midst of folk songs and drum beats.