People in large numbers thronged various river ghats in Bhubaneswar to worship the Sun God (Surya) during the Chhath puja. The Chhath puja is celebrated for four days, after Diwali. Devotees worship the Sun God and Chhathi Maiya for the well-being and good health of their children, while many women observe a dawn-to-dusk fast as part of the tradition.
Devotees take a holy dip and offer prayers on the occasion of Chhath puja
A large number of devotees congregated at Kuakhai riverbed on the occasion of Chhath Puja
Devotee offering special prayers for the well-being of her family.
A unique moment of togetherness among all family members.
Keeping the tradition alive, a young devotee dipped in spiritually on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Bhubaneswar.
Chhath Puja in Bhubaneswar