PM Narendra Modi greets nation on Chhath Puja

New Delhi, Nov 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Chhath puja.

"On the occasion of Chhath -- Sun worship, I extend my greetings to everyone.


I wish goddess Chhath brings happiness and prosperity in everyone's life," said Modi in a tweet.The puja starts with the ritual of 'Nahai-Khai', in which devotees prepare traditional food after bathing.

On second day before Chhath puja is Kharna, in which devotees observe a day-long fast which ends after sunset. Devotees cook 'kheer' and share it with family and relatives.

On the third day those observing Chhath puja stand in water and offer 'arghya' to the setting Sun amid chanting of mantras and hymns.

And on the final day of the puja, devotees and their friends and relatives assemble at the river bank before sunrise and offer 'arghya' to the rising Sun.


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