As Chhath Puja 2023 comes to an end, devotees on Monday morning were seen giving the final Arghya of this year at Delhi’s Kalindi Kunj Ghat while standing knee-deep in toxic foam floating on the surface of the Yamuna river. The foam caused by a high amount of phosphate can lead to skin and respiratory problems, but like every year, devotees braced the recurring problem to offer their prayers.
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Devotees across the nation offered the final Arghya on this occasion and broke their 36-hour fast to mark the conclusion of the four-day-long Chhath Puja festival. The holy festival of Chhath began four days ago on Friday and it is regarded as the festival of purity, goodwill, and faith, as per ANI.
It is a festival in which devotees worship and make offerings to both. the setting as well as the rising sun.
According to ANI, devotees observe this fast and worship the sun, especially for the long lives and well-being of their family members.
It is celebrated every year with much zeal in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bengal. However, under the governance of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the national capital witnessed a rise in the creation of Chhath Ghats.