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Watch: Guwahati gets ready to celebrate Chhath Puja

Nov 20, 2020 14:55 IST

Today is Chhath Puja. Along with other parts of India, Assam too is getting ready to celebrate this Puja with devotion and dedication while following every COVID norm. Here are some visuals from the banks of Brahmaputra in Guwahati to show you how Guwahati is gearing up to celebrate the ancient Hindu festival where prayers are offered to the Sun and Chhathi Maiyya, who is said to be the sister of Sun. This special puja is predominantly celebrated in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. However, people from various cultural backgrounds celebrate this Puja for their faith in Lord Surya (Sun). The Chhath Puja is celebrated for four days, where the devotees pray for the health and well-being of their families to Lord Surya. Chhath Puja is celebrated twice a year, once during the summer season and other during the winter season. The rituals followed by the devotees during this auspicious festival include taking a dip in rivers, fasting, standing in water and offering prayers to the Sun, and so on. The food prepared during Chhath Puja does not have salt, onion or garlic.