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Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

Chhath is a festival of worshipping both the setting sun as well as the rising sun. As per legend, ‘Usha‘ and ‘Pratyusha‘ are both considered to be Sun God’s wives. Usha (literally the first sun-ray of the morning) is worshiped on the final day. Whereas the Pratyusha (the last sunray of the day) is worshiped in the previous evening to the rising and setting sun respectively. It is the only holy festival that has no involvement of any ‘Pandit‘. On the third basically after worshipping the sunrise the devotees break their fast. They eat the kheer made on kharna after which they consume food. Here are the images of Chhath Puja from different states:

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 November 2016, 08:19:35 AM
Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

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Chhath is a festival of worshipping both the setting sun as well as the rising sun. As per legend, ‘Usha‘ and ‘Pratyusha‘ are both considered to be Sun God’s wives. Usha (literally the first sun-ray of the morning) is worshiped on the final day. Whereas the Pratyusha (the last sunray of the day) is worshiped in the previous evening to the rising and setting sun respectively. It is the only holy festival that has no involvement of any ‘Pandit‘.

On the third basically after worshipping the sunrise the devotees break their fast. They eat the kheer made on kharna after which they consume food.

Here are the images of Chhath Puja from Indian states:

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

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Devotees offer prayers in Shillong on the third day of Mahaparv 

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

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Festival of Chhath Puja being celebrated at Vasco Baina beach in Goa

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

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Devotees offer prayers at Ganga Ghat on the third day of Chhath Puja in Patna

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

Chhath Puja 2016 Fourth day of Mahaparv: Devotees offer prayers to the sunrise, fast finally over

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Punjab: Prayers being offered to the setting sun on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Ludhiana