Chhath: Worshipping God “Sun”

12th Nov, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU: Chhath Pooja is the most important festival for Hindu’s residing in Terai region of Nepal. The god sun is worshiped for the well-being and prosperity of the humanity. This festival is continuously celebrated for four days. They usually worship sunrise and sunset. It is celebrated mainly by the Bhojpuri and Maithili people residing in Biratnagar, Birjung and Janakpur. This festival holds great religious belief and the devotees carry fast in this day.

Chhath puja takes place during 6th day lunar fortnight of karthik. It generally falls in the month of October and November. Chhath puja is also known as Dala Chhath. This festival is observed with great faith among the devotees as it is believed that every wish gets full filled if the person observes fast in this day. It is a festival to connect people. This festival is also performed to thank the sun god for offering energy for the people to live. Along the sun god people worship’ Chhathi Maiya on this day.

On this festival people go to Ghats (Bank of river) and people pray by performing some special ritual. They offer flowers, coconut, fruits and other foods to god. The main constituent of the offerings are karashsar, thekua and banana etc.