Chhath Puja News
The Nitish Kumar government has already announced financial assistance to the families of the deceased. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the death of 53 people in the state during the festival. He also announced financial assistance of Rs 4 lakh to the families of the deceased.
As the `mahaparv` Chhath entered in its second day, ghats are being cleared for Puja to be performed on Sunday and Chhath music being played around the ghats, houses, and even in some local colonies. Renowned singers like Anuradha Paudwal, Shardha Sinha, Dinesh Lal Yadava and Sonu Nigam have lent their soulful voices to several Chhath songs over the years, adding a magical touch to the ancient Hindu Vedic festival which is dedicated to the deity Surya and Shashthi Devi.
Clashes between former Jharkhand CM Raghuvar Das and Jamshedpur MLA Saryu Rai supporters over Chhath program at Sidhgora Sun Temple in Jamshedpur
The great festival of Chhath Puja begins after Diwali on the Shashti Tithi of Shukla Paksha of the Kartik month. It is not a single-day festival but it lasts for complete four days. The festival of Chhath Puja begins with a holy bath and ends with offering Arghya to the rising sun. Preparation for this puja starts before Diwali.