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    India Celebrates ‘Chhath Puja’ Symbolizing Harmony of Humans with Nature

    India Celebrates ‘Chhath Puja’ Symbolizing Harmony of Humans with Nature

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    The Hindu festival of “Chhatth Puja” is celebrated with great zeal and religious fervor in many parts of India including the states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Assam and neighboring countries such as Nepal and Mauritius. The festival is mainly known for its rigorous rituals.

    New Delhi (Sputnik): India is a land of varied and colorful festivals. One among them is Chhat Puja where devotees rigorously fast for four days without even drinking water. Not only this, devotees stand in the water, usually river or lake, for long periods chanting prayers and making offerings to the Sun god thanking him for bestowing the bounties of life on earth.

    Native to the Indian sub-continent, the ancient Hindu festival is also celebrated by the Indian Diaspora in the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and other parts of the world.

    The rituals are usually performed by the women folk clad in colorful attires. Each village communion has a water body designated for the purpose and the final day of the Chhat Puja offers visuals worthy to marvel at.

    Wishing Happy Chhath Puja: A festival wherein we worship Rising as well as Setting Sun! What’s a wonderful Culture 🙂 pic.twitter.com/ca6TswXMO6

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