Nainital : 17 November,  2015

Chhath, the Vedic festival dedicated to the Sun God, is celebrated mainly in Bihar and Western parts of Uttar Pradesh. From the past 25 years the migrants from these regions have been celebrating the festival at Chhath Puja Sthal situated on Rampur Road in Haldwani. The preparations for the festival are about to finish as it will be celebrated by the devotees on November 17. The Chhath Sewa Samiti has made proper arrangements according to the traditional way as married women would be praying to the Sun God for longevity and invoke blessings for their families.

"The traditional rituals and ceremonies of Nahay Khay and Kharna would be celebrated on November 15 and 16 respectively," Samiti president Krishna Saha said. The married women will pray and break their three-day long fast to the setting sun on November 17 and then the rising sun on November 18, while celebrating its glory as the cycle of birth starts with death.

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