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Chhath concludes by offering argha to rising sun (Photo Feature)



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Chhath concludes by offering argha to the rising sun. Photos - Sujan Gurung, Bikash Dware/TRN

Kathmandu, Nov 11: This year’s Chhath celebrations have concluded across the country by offering argha to the rising sun this morning.    

The devotees presented offerings, worshipped the statue of Chhati Mai on the banks of rivers and ponds and lit oil lamps. Likewise, a large number of devotees thronged to pay homage to the statue in different parts of the country including different districts of Mithila region where the festival is observed in particular.    

The devotees, who were having sacred meals after cleansing themselves today, the day of Kartik Shukla Saptami, offered argha to the rising sun on the banks of rivers and ponds after taking a holy bath today.    

The festival is celebrated from Shukla Chaturthi to Saptami in the month of Kartik as per the Nepali calendar.    

After the conclusion of the Chhath celebrations, the devotees are offering Thakuwa, Bhusuwa, coconut, banana and other sweet dishes as Prasad to the relatives and neighbours.