In pics: Ghadiarwa Pokhari in Birgunj decked up for Chhath celebrations

Manish Paudel

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Birgunj: Chhath, the festival of purity, goodwill and faith, is being celebrated in the Terai region of Nepal with much fanfare and enthusiasm.

The Hindu festival dedicated to the Sun god is observed for four days. Dedicated to the Sun god, offerings are made to the rising and setting sun.

The Sun considered the god of energy and of the life force is worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. The festival begins from Kartik Shukla Chaturthi till Kartik Shukla Saptami according to the Lunar calendar.

Meanwhile, Ghadiarwa Pokhari in Birgunj, which is considered one of the most crowded venues during the festival, has been fully decorated with lights and decked up for the festival. Here are some aerial shots of the premises: