FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SIVASAGAR, Oct 27: Thousands of devotees on Thursday offered prayers to the Sun God on the ghats of the Darika river, Dikhow river and other water bodies across Sivasagar district on the occasion of Chhath puja. Men and women thronged the ghats of the rivers Darika and Dikhow and stood in waist-deep water to offer prayers to the setting sun. Family members and relatives were seen assisting the Vratis- those offering arghya (obeisance) to the deity with home-made thekua, fruits, sugarcane and coconuts. The Sivasagar district administration made tight security arrangement for a smooth Chhath Puja which culmited in the wee hours on Friday when the devotees offered Usha Arghya to the rising sun and broke their fast with the prasad offered to the deity.