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Chhath festival celebrations begin in Bihar

  • In Bihar, the four days long Chhath festival began with the Nahai-Khai ritual, will be followed by Kharna. The third day of Chhath puja is evening Arghyadaan and on the fourth day, morning Arghyadaan is performed.
  • Chhath is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival, dedicated to the Sun and his Sister Shashti devi (Chhathi Maiya) in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.