People of Nepal, mostly residing in the terai belt of the country have observed Chhath, an ancient Hindu Vedic festival, offering worship to the rising sun this morning.
The four days long festival concluded with the worship of the rising sun standing in the water at the banks of pond, rivers, lake after following rigorous rituals for four days. The festival, this year, began on Thursday where people prepared special dishes for the festival as the first day of Chhath, followed by having ‘Rasiaab’, a special type of chapatti on the second the day.
The third day of Chhath is considered very important and sacred as devotees have to take holy bath, fasting and abstaining from drinking water until they offer the worship to the rising Sun next day.
As the Chhath puja is dedicated to the Sun and his wife for thanking them for the life on the earth, people also have a belief of the wishes made on this day will be granted by the god.
The festival falls on Kartik Shukla Chaturthi and is celebrated until Kartik Sukla Saptami every year.