It is believed that Sun is the god of energy and worshipping him brings prosperity and happiness for the family Credit: Amlan Jyoti Das
There are specific dishes prepared during Chhath Puja to be given as an offering to the Sun god and to be consumed by the family
Even with the low turnout due to the COVID-19 pandemic people were seen upholding their traditions and culture with masks on
Devotees line up to worship the Sun god
Devotees worship the last ray (Pratyusha) of the Sun in the evening and the fast ray (Usha) of the Sun during the puja
The rituals are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days. They include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time, and offering prasad (prayer offerings) and arghya to the setting and rising sun
The Chhath Puja in Guwahati is celebrated on the banks of Brahmaputra in Pandu Ghat, Machkhowa Ghat, Sukleshwar Ghat etc
Environmentalists have claimed that the festival of Chhath is one of the most eco-friendly religious festivals that should be used to spread the “the message of nature conservation”
All the devotees without any distinction in caste, colour or economy, arrive at the bank of rivers or ponds for extending prayers

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