‘Chhath Parva’ celebration in pictures

‘Chhath Parva’ celebration in pictures

‘Chhath Parva’ celebration in pictures

Chhath Parva, the festival which is symbolic of purity, good will and faith, is being celebrated across the country with much fanfare and enthusiasm.

During the festival, devotees worship and offer arghya (offering of water) to the setting and rising sun, wishing prosperity, happiness, well-being and long life of family members.

The Hindu festival dedicated to the Sun God is observed for four days.

President Bidya Devi Bhandari offers prayers to the setting sun during Chhath festival at Kamalpokhari in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: RSS

Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun offers arghya (offering of water) to seeting sun during Chhath festival in Kamalpokhari of Kathmandu, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: RSS

A woman offer prayers to the setting sun during Chhath festival on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Chhath festival is dedicated to the sun and ancient Vedic Goddess for ones good health, well being and prosperity. Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

Devotees preparing to offer their prayers to setting sun at Chatiyaghat in Birgunj, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: RSS

Devotees preparing to offer arghya to the setting sun during Chhath festival on the Bagmati river banks in Kupondole of Lalitpur district, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: RSS

Devotees offer arghya (offering of water) to setting sun during Chhath festival in Dhamaha river of Rupandehi district, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: RSS

A woman offers arghya (offering of water) to setting sun during Chhath festival on the banks of Ghadiarwa pond in Birgunj on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: Ram Sarraf

Devotees preparing to offer prayers to the setting sun during Chhath festival on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

Offerings to Sun God pictured during Chhath festival on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: Skanda Gautam

A woman holds offerings to the setting sun during Chhath festival on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: Skanda Gautam

A woman offer prayers to the setting sun during Chhath festival on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: Skanda Gautam

Devotees offer prayers to the setting sun during Chhath festival on the Bagmati riverbanks in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Photo: Skanda Gautam

– The Himalayan Times

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