Bihar CM Nitish Kumar takes part in Chhath Puja | IN PICS

Along with millions of people across India, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also took part in Chhath Puja, a festival which is dedicated to the Solar deity 'Surya' and his sister 'Shashti Devi' (Chhathi Maiya).

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 21, 2020 11:05 IST ]
  • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar offered prayers on the last day of Chhath puja today
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    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar offered prayers on the last day of Chhath puja today

  • Along with millions of people across India, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also took part in Chhath Puja, a festival which is dedicated to the Solar deity 'Surya' and his sister 'Shashti Devi' (Chhathi Maiya).
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    Along with millions of people across India, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also took part in Chhath Puja, a festival which is dedicated to the Solar deity 'Surya' and his sister 'Shashti Devi' (Chhathi Maiya).

  • Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offered 'Usha Arghya' to the rising sun at his official residence, a tradition he has been following ever since he assumed the top post a decade and a half back.
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    Chief Minister Nitish Kumar offered 'Usha Arghya' to the rising sun at his official residence, a tradition he has been following ever since he assumed the top post a decade and a half back.

  • Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad performs Chhath Puja rituals, in Katihar.
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    Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad performs Chhath Puja rituals, in Katihar.

  • Bihar State Minister Ashok Choudhary with his wife Neeta Keskar Choudhary prays on the occasion of Chhath festival at their residence in Patna.
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    Bihar State Minister Ashok Choudhary with his wife Neeta Keskar Choudhary prays on the occasion of Chhath festival at their residence in Patna.

  • Hindu women apply vermilion (Sindoor) to each other after taking holy dip in the River Ganga during Kharna Puja on the occassion of Chhath festival in Patna.
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    Hindu women apply vermilion (Sindoor) to each other after taking holy dip in the River Ganga during Kharna Puja on the occassion of Chhath festival in Patna.

  • Devotees perform ritual after taking holy dip in the River Ganga during Kharna Puja on the occassion of Chhath festival in Patna.
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    Devotees perform ritual after taking holy dip in the River Ganga during Kharna Puja on the occassion of Chhath festival in Patna.

  • Chhath is a festival that is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of Uttar Pradesh and the Madhesh area in Nepal.
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    Chhath is a festival that is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand, parts of Uttar Pradesh and the Madhesh area in Nepal.

  • Solar deity 'Surya' and his sister 'Shashti Devi' (Chhathi Maiya) are worshipped during the festival.
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    Solar deity 'Surya' and his sister 'Shashti Devi' (Chhathi Maiya) are worshipped during the festival.

  • This year, Chhath Puja celebrations were conducted amid coronavirus scare
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    This year, Chhath Puja celebrations were conducted amid coronavirus scare

  • Meanwhile, the authorities had issued COVID-19 advisories in their respective region for the people who are taking part in Chhath Puja celebrations.
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    Meanwhile, the authorities had issued COVID-19 advisories in their respective region for the people who are taking part in Chhath Puja celebrations.

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