PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted people on Chhath Puja and wished happiness and prosperity for all. “Wishes to everyone in the country on the grand festival of worshipping the sun. May Mother Chhathi spread happiness and prosperity in everyone’s life,” he said in a tweet.
The four-day Chhath festival began on Wednesday. Folk songs dedicated to the Sun God and aroma of traditional offerings filled the air. Chhath Puja is celebrated by scores of people, especially those hailing from Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has also greeted people on the occasion of Chhath Puja and urged those fasting and their family members to take precautions against the novel coronavirus. She said that the Sun is worshipped in different forms in many ancient cultures of the world and the tradition of worshipping it in India has been there since ancient times. “Worshipping the rising sun after its worship at sunset is one such example of our supreme faith and glorious tradition that brings out the wonderful culture of India,” she said in her message.
Chhath celebrated in Bihar amid pandemic: Homes got converted into make-shift “ghats” across Bihar when people paid obeisance to the setting sun as part of “Chhath” festivities while observing restrictions in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.