Chhath festival observed across countryThe festival is dedicated to the sun God with offerings made to the rising and setting sun.
Chhath Festival, one of the major festivals celebrated mostly by Hindus in Nepal’s southern plains, was observed on Sunday all over the country.
The festival spans four days, starting from the fourth day of the waxing moon to the seventh day in the month of Kartik, as per the lunar calendar.
It is also observed in the month of Chaitra, known as Chaitee Chhath, but with less grandeur compared to the Kartik celebration.
Throughout this festival, all activities are accompanied by specific songs—whether it’s the preparation of worship materials or visits to ponds and rivers for sun-god worship. These songs convey messages of fraternity, love, non-violence, humanity and companionship.
The festival is dedicated to the sun God with offerings made to the rising and setting sun.