Travel to Nepal
Travel to Nepal
Chhath: is an ancient Hindu Festival and only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God - SURYA. The Chhath Puja or Parva is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshipped during the Chhath festival to promote well being, prosperity and progress. In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including LEPROSY and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends and elders.
The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days. They include holy bating, fasting and abstaining from drinking water (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time and offering PRASDAD (prayer offering) and ARATI to the setting and rising SUN.
Although it is observed most elaborately in Terai region - mostly EASTARN Part of Nepal (MADESH) and is more prevalent in areas where migrants from those areas have presence but in modern times it is celebrated throughout the country in the riverside.


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