RAIPUR: On instructions of Mayor Ejaz Dhebar and Municipal Commissioner Mayank Chaturvedi, a team from Raipur Municipal Corporation has began cleaning the Mahadev ghats and set up basic amenities for the devotees who would celebrate the four day festival of Chhath in Chhattisgarh.
The Chhath festival will be celebrated from October 28-31 this year. The four day long celebration begins with Nahai ritual and ends with Usha Arghya.
Prayers during Chhath puja are dedicated to the solar deity, Surya, to show gratitude and thankfulness for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request that certain wishes be granted. It is celebrated six days after Deepavali, on the sixth day of the lunar month of Kartika (October–November) in the Hindu calendar Vikram Samvat.
Although the festival is observed most widely in the Terai region of Nepal, it is also prevalent in across Indian states of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh.