Jaleswor: The Chhath festival concluded with the worship of the rising Sun in the entire Mithila region, including Mahottari, this morning. On the fourth day of the festival, the Chhath ceremonies concluded with much fanfare as devotees offered curd to the rising Sun in rivers and ponds across the Mithila region, including Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha, Saptari, Sunsari, Morang, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, and Parsa.
The festival was celebrated with rituals on the banks of ponds, lakes, and rivulets in Jaleswor, Matihani, Suga, Gaushala, Pipara, Samsi, and Bardibas of Mahottari, as well as along popular rivers such as Birahi, Rato Maraha, Jungaha, Ankusi, and canals. The primary feature of the festival is to cultivate human interest in truth and non-violence, encouraging sympathy for all living creatures. Devotees express their devotion by worshipping the rising and setting suns during the festival.
A large crowd of devotees and enthusiasts gathered on the banks of ponds, rivers, rivulets, and lakes to participate in the festival. Chhath is celebrated as a festival of goodwill, faith, and social harmony, bringing people from all backgrounds together in a common place to offer worship to the Sun God. It is widely believed that appeasing the Sun God brings happiness, prosperity, well-being, and longevity to family members.