New Delhi [India]: President of India, Droupadi Murmu, has extended her greetings to the citizens of the country on the occasion of Chhath Puja.
“I extend my hearty greetings to the people on the occasion of Chhath Puja. It is a day to pray to god Surya and a unique example of expressing gratitude towards nature. I pray to Chhati Maiyya for happiness, peace, and prosperity in everyone’s life,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan tweeted in Hindi on Sunday.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished for the people’s well-being on Chhath Puja.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “Hearty greetings to all the countrymen on the auspicious occasion of Chhath, dedicated to the worship of Sun God and nature. With the blessings of Lord Bhaskar’s aura and Chhathi Maiya, everyone’s life should always be illuminated, that’s all I wish.”
Today is the third day of Chhath Puja, known as “Sandhya Arghya.”
Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival that is mainly celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh in India and Nepal.
Also referred to as Surya Shashti, Chhath, Mahaparv, Chhath Parv, Dala Puja, Pratihar and Dala Chhath, the four-day-long festival is dedicated to the deity Surya and Shashthi Devi.