Chhath Puja celebrated with religious fervour in Assam
Hundreds of devotees offered prayers to the setting Sun on the bank of rivers and other water bodies on the occasion of Chhath Puja.
TANGLA: Hundreds of devotees offered prayers to the setting Sun on the bank of rivers and other water bodies on the occasion of Chhath Puja. It was a confluence of colours as devotees clad in traditional attire crowded the banks of Nonai and Naika rivers in Tangla town on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning with wicker baskets filled with offerings to the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya, the Goddess who is worshipped during the festival. The places like Udalguri, Kalaigaon, Mazbat and Rowta also witnessed its fair share of celebration by the devotees.
Nagendra Bharati, a resident of Tangla town in Udalguri district, said, "Chhath Puja is not just a festival but a celebration of happiness and love blended with devotion that brings families and friends together. One of the main reasons that make this puja special is the prasad that is distributed after the Puja."
Nonai Chhath Puja Committee is one of the oldest in the area, organizing the festival since 1960. Pertinently, the festival includes rigorous fasting and rituals spanning four days, holy bathing, abstaining from drinking water and food, offering argh to Sun God, standing in water and offering prasad.
DEMOW: Chhath Puja was celebrated with religious fervour and devotion by following strict COVID protocol on the bank of Demow River, Dehajan area, on the bank of the Deroi River, on the bank of the Athabari Borpukhuri, Nitaipukhuri area along with other areas on Wednesday and Thursday. On Wednesday afternoon, the devotees thronged the ghats to perform rituals. At midnight, the devotees lit earthen lamps near the banks of the rivers and prayed. After the end of the puja, prasad was distributed among the people.