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Chhath puja is an ancient hindu vedic festival, historically native to the indian subcontinent, more specifically the indian states of bihar, jharkhand & uttar pradesh, rajasthan, west bengal, orissa, madhya pradesh, chattisgarh, etc., as well as the madhesh region of nepal...
chhath puja is dedicated to the sun god & his wives usha & sandhya in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth & to request the granting of certain wishes... the ritual does not involve any idol worship...
the rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of 4 days... they include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water(vrat), standing in water for long periods of time, reciting prayers & making offerings to the setting & rising sun... the main worshippers are usually women... some devotees also perform a prostration march as they head for the water bodies...
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wishing everyone a happy chhath puja!!!
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comment 1 star 83 4 hours ago

Vibrant kolkata.❤️❤️ end of autumn!
shot on redmi note 4!

calcutta,2018.

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comment 40 star 227 10 hours ago

When you have bihari friends & are cordially invited to their place on the occassion of chhath puja...
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seen here is the traditional way of making "thekua"(a dry sweet made from wheat flour, jaggery & ghee, cooked exclusively on an earthen oven, fuelled by mango wood & is used as a revered offering for the ritual)...
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wishing everyone a happy chhath puja!!!
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comment 0 star 65 4 hours ago

A few months ago, we went on a journey through some major cities in india. we are going to be repeating that journey over the coming weeks - with some old and new images.

we will be focusing on key elements to be praying for over the coming months specifically with each city and place we highlight.

thank you for joining us on this journey! be sure to share our posts with your friends - there is room for everyone at the table! 🇮🇳🙏

comment 1 star 14 6 minutes ago

Also known as water palace. despite it only appears as a one story palace, i've been told there are another four floors beneath! too bad it's inaccessible to tourists. it's a must come back for some more clicks when it's illuminated at night. #jalmahal #jalmahalpalace #jalmahaljaipur #palace #beautifuljaipur #waterpalacejaipur #waterpalace #amerroad #jaipurscenes #jaipur #pinkcity #pinkcityjaipur #jaipurpalaces #jaipurdiaries #rajasthan #india #india🇮🇳 #indiaclicks #travelindia #indiatravelgram #visitindia

comment 22 star 127 June 2018