Four-day Chhath Puja concludes with morning ‘arghya’

ST Correspondent
Friday, 27 October 2017

A festive mood prevailed at different places with children bursting crackers. Soothing Chhath songs were played on loudspeakers. Devotees had on Thursday evening performed the ‘Sandhya Arghya’ (evening offerings) to the setting Sun. 

PUNE: Thousands of devotees offered ‘arghya’ to the rising Sun at various ghats in Pune. The four-day long festival of Chhath, which commenced with ‘naha-kha’ on Tuesday, concluded on Friday with the final obeisance paid to the Lord Sun.

Prasad, which included ‘thekua’ and other items, were distributed by the ‘vratis’ among the people present at the ghats. People were seen in large numbers celebrating the festival in Ganesh Nagar, Moshi, Alandi, Chinchwad, Wagholi, Warje, Lohegaon, Khadakwasla and other places of the city.

A festive mood prevailed at different places with children bursting crackers. Soothing Chhath songs were played on loudspeakers. Devotees had on Thursday evening performed the ‘Sandhya Arghya’ (evening offerings) to the setting Sun. 

According to Hindu calendar, the festival is celebrated on the sixth day of the Kartik month.

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