Devotees thronged the Ganga Ghats in Varanasi on Thursday morning to offer arghya to the rising sun.
Chhath, the great festival of folk faith, concluded this morning. In Kashi, along with the ghats of Ganga-Gomti and Varuna, ponds and ponds were also seen lying full of devotees. On the morning of November 11, after offering arghya to the rising sun, the enthusiasm of the fasting people and their families was being seen. Some were eager to distribute the prasad and some were in a hurry to get the prasad from the hands of the devotees.
From the front ghat to the Raj Ghat, the chants of Chhathi Maiya ki Jai, Lord Bhaskar ki Jai and Har Har Mahadev made the whole atmosphere devotional. The people going from the ghats back to their homes had to say that O Chhathi Maiya, we will wait for you throughout the year… Keep your grace while keeping us all happy and healthy.
See in pictures the gaiety of Mahaparv Chhath in Kashi…
A fasting woman surrounded by relatives and close friends after offering Arghya to the rising sun in Varanasi.
Taking a small child in her lap, her maternal grandmother stood in the Ganges at Ranamahal Ghat with the offerings of Chhath.
When men and women of Nirajal fasting for 36 hours saw Lord Bhaskar in Varanasi on Thursday morning, 84 ghats on the banks of the Ganges reverberated with the cry of Chhathi Maiya ki Jai.
Since 4 o’clock in the morning of Thursday, the fasting women were waiting for the rise of Lord Bhaskar on the banks of the Ganges in Kashi.
Devotees stand in the Ganges at Assi Ghat in Varanasi to offer Arghya to Lord Bhaskar.
After observing the Nirajal fast, the enthusiasm of the devotees and their families standing in the cold water of the Ganges was building up in the early morning.
Families of women observing Chhath fasting wait to offer their arghya while sitting at the Ganga Ghat in Varanasi.
To offer Arghya to Lord Bhaskar, devotees stood in the Ganges from 5:30 in the morning, regardless of the cold.