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Chhath is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival, historically native to the Madhesh province and Mithila region of Nepal and Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. It does not involve any idol worship. While environmentalists claim that Chhath is the most eco …

More people celebrating Chhath in Kathmandu

Posted on: Friday, Oct 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017-Chhath, which used to be celebrated mostly in the Tarai and Mithila region of Nepal, is becoming popular in Kathmandu Valley, with many people from the Hill community also celebrating the festival of late. The festival was observed in …

In Pictures: Chhath in Kathmandu

Posted on: Thursday, Oct 26, 2017

Chhath Festival, one of the important cultural symbols of Mithila people living in Nepal’s southern Tarai belt, has extended its root among the non-Tarai dwellers as well. People of Kathmandu, among other Hill folks too, have started celebrating one of …

In Nepal, for the Hindus residing in Mithila region, Chhath Puja is the most celebrated festival. In Focus Delhi has a sizable population from who originally hail from eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Delhi Government has declared the third day of the …

The festival usually falls in the month of October and November. The exact date of the puja is determined by the Central division of Janakpurdham in Mithila Region of Nepal. Sun God is worshipped for four days. On the first day known as the Nahay Khay …

The worshipping of Sun God extends to four days. The first day is known as Nahay Khay. Devotees take holy dip in the water, especially river Ganga. Women folk have food only once throughout the day. The second day of Chhath schedule is known as Kharna. On …

Chhath puja culminates with spiritual fervor

Posted on: Monday, Nov 7, 2016

The Chhath festival culminated with Arghya being offered to the rising sun as per tradition especially members of the Poorvanchal community in various rivers and other water bodies in the State capital Dehradun and other parts of the state mostly in the …

The Chhath festival celebrated in the Mithila culture in Tarai started to spread to Kathmandu and other hilly regions after 1989. The devotees prepare, offer and distribute special delicacies like Thekuwa and Bhusana during the festival. The festival …

The Chhath festival celebrated in the Mithila culture in Tarai started to spread to Kathmandu and other hilly regions after 1989. Dedicated to lord Surya and Chhati Maiyya, Chhath puja is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the people from Bihar …

It is celebrated mostly in Bihar and some other Northern states of India and madhesi state of Nepal. Devotees on Friday would observe “kharna” during which Chhath observers would fast for the whole day and eat only “roti” and “kheer” in the night.

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Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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