Today is the last six episodes. The fasting devotees end the festival by offering offerings to the rising sun. Chhat Mahaparva is celebrated for four full days and Chhat Puja is celebrated with much pomp in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. However, the video of Chhat celebration on foreign soil won the hearts online. Multiple videos of the festivities in Melbourne, Australia, and New Jersey, USA, have been published on the Internet. The videos that went viral on social media have attracted a large number of fans in the city’s ghats.
Watch the viral video of the Chhat celebrations in Australia and the United States here:
‘Chhat’ is celebrated in all parts of the society all over the world where the people of Bihar or the eastern region. Chhat, celebrated after Diwali by the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh, includes ‘Arghya’ offerings by fasting women. The sun god in knee-deep water. It involves a three-day long ritual.
The fast begins with ‘Kharna’ on Tuesday and pays homage to the setting sun on Wednesday and ends with sunrise on Thursday.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has also given ‘offerings’ to the rising sun at his official residence in Patna. Chhat was worshiped by his relatives. Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi was in his home village Barauli in Belshanda village of Gopalganj district to take part in the festival. His sister-in-law used to celebrate Chhat.