India is known for its rich traditional and cultural heritage. Festivals are celebrated irrespective of religion or caste in the country, bringing people closer and creating a strong bond of humanity. One such regional festival is Chhath Puja that includes various rituals performed by devotees.
Ramakrishna Senior Secondary School, Vikaspuri provided a virtual platform to celebrate and to know the significance of this auspicious festival.
Lavanya Aggarwal of Class VI was given an opportunity to deliver a speech on Chhath Puja in her virtual class. The speaker highlighted in her address that Chhath Puja is a festival that is celebrated in the states of Bihar and U.P. and many other parts of India. It takes place during the 6th day of Shukla Paksha of Karthik month according to Hindu Calendar.
She further explained to the students saying that in this festival both the setting and rising Sun receive worship and blesses us. The festival is observed with the faith that the Sun God fulfills wishes if ‘araghya’ is offered with complete dedication and devotion. She concluded her speech by stating that Chhath Puja is a festival connected with purity, devotion to the Sun that helps to sustain life on earth. People across the nation offer prayers to the sun and seek blessings of the Goddess for health, prosperity, and peace.