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You Thought Chhath Puja was Only About Bihar? See How it is Celebrated in Jaipur on Nov 6.


Do you also think that Chhath Puja is all about the celebrations in Bihar? Then, you are wrong. The people of Jaipur are always joyous about celebrating festivals and following all religious rituals related to such festivals. The same goes true for Chhath Puja as well, which is a festival dedicated to Lord Sun.

You can join Jaipurites along with migrants from the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh who will celebrate Chhath Puja on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

Here in Jaipur, people of Jaipur gather at the Galta ji Lake to take an early morning bath and to worship the rising sun here. The observance of Chhath Puja festivities is most common among the Bihari community of Jaipur but several others also observe it. Thousands of devotees flock to the Galta ji Lake to worship both the rising and the setting sun by standing in water and offering rice, sugarcane and seasonal fruits covered in red or saffron coloured cloth.

Taking an early morning holy dip into the kunds at Galta ji is considered sacred. Some people from the Bihari community also choose to observe fast throughout the day and stay by the lake from dawn to dusk until the evening rituals are completed.

Let’s browse through some photographs from the Chhath Puja celebrations in Jaipur.

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Image courtesy – Diwakar Singh 

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Image courtesy – Sourabh Anand 

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Image courtesy – Sourabh Anand

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Image courtesy – Sourabh Anand

Chhath Puja festivities also take place at Pratap Nagar in Sanganer Jaipur.

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Image courtesy – Abhishek Agarwal

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Image courtesy – Abhishek Agarwal 

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Image courtesy – Abhishek Agarwal

See the huge gathering of people to observe Chhath Puja festivities at Galta ji, Jaipur in the below photograph.

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Image courtesy – Amit Sinha 

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Image Source – Yes I’m Bihari 

Chhath Puja is performed to thank Lord Sun for sustaining life on earth and for bestowing healing energy.

You can join the fasting, bathing, offering arghya and chanting hymns at sunrise and sunset on Chhath Puja, November 6, 2016 at Galta ji Lake. After the prayers, devotees also distribute Prasad to friends and family, which is said to grant all your wishes.

Happy Chhath Festival Jaipurites! Take a holy dip in the kund of Galta ji and enjoy the ritualistic bath on the occasion of Chhath Puja this November.

 


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