President Bidya Devi Bhandari has worshipped Chhathi Mai by reaching the Chhath Puja site built on the bank of Bagmati River near Guheshwori Temple in Pashupatinath Temple area in Kathmandu this evening.
Today is the main day of the four-day Chhath festival when the offerings are made to the setting sun while the devotees worship the Sun God by making offerings to the rising sun preferably being around the ponds, lakes and rivers.
Chhath festival is celebrated for four days from Kartik Shukla Chaturthi as per the lunar calendar and today is the main day of the four-day festivity.
Over 600 venues were set in the Guheshwori Temple area where the statutes of Chhathi Mai built of mud were installed and worshipped, informed Chairman of Chhath Puja Committee Anil Singh.
Chhath festival comes to an end after an offering is made to the rising sun tomorrow morning. Devotees, especially those observing fasting on the day, today stay awake the whole night.
It is believed that by observing fasting and worshipping Chhathi Mai, the devotees are granted their wishes.RSS