Chhath 2079 festival, which is celebrated with reverence and devotion in Mithila, has started today.
Chhath 2079 festival
On the first day of the festival, which is celebrated with various rituals from Chait Shukla Chaturthi (fourth) to Saptami, today Bertaluu is starting the festival with the ritual of ‘Nahay-Khay’ (taking a holy bath and eating clean). On the first day of the festival, it is customary to take a holy bath and take a fast.
Chhath is a sun worship festival celebrated twice a year in autumn and spring. This festival is celebrated in autumn season from Kattik Shukla 4th to Saptami and in spring season from Chait Shukla 4th to Saptami.
In the ancient Mithila region of Madhes state, Chhath is considered to be a great festival in which people are mobilized. However, this festival is not celebrated as much as Sharadiya Chhath.