Chhath Puja is celebrated with utmost fervor in Hyderabad at Tank Bund (Hussainsagar lake) and Karmanghat Hanuman Temple on 13 November 2018.
According to Jan Seva Sangh, the Chhath Puja celebrations have been taking place in 18 ghats in Hyderabad including Sanjeeviah Park and Hussain Sagar Lake.
Chhath Puja is a famous festival dedicated to Lord Surya Bhagavan in Bihar and Jharkhand and other North Indian states. On 13 November 2018, Surya Puja is performed at these places by the North Indian women.
This program at Karmanghat Temple is being conducted by ‘Uttara Bharat Nagarik Sangh’. Chhath Puja at this venue are performed from Pratipada to Sashti in Karthik Month.
Women observe fast during the day and offer special pujas at the temples in the evening. They offered special food offerings like sugarcane and sweets and offered pujas to Goddess Ganga and Surya Deva.
Chhath Pooja is an important religious festival for residents from Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern UP. This festival is celebrated during the month of November (6th day after deepavali festival). During Chhath Puja people worship the Sun god and seek his blessings for the overall prosperity of the family. The puja is marked by offering prayers to the Sun god, fasting and taking dips into the holy waters of a nearby water body, pond or a tank.
Members of the Uttar Bhartiya Chhath Parv samithi met the Principal Secretary (Municipal Administration) and urged him to extend facilities to celebrate “Chhath Pooja” in the city. The members informed the Principal Secretary about the difficulties being faced by the devotees in finding a safe place, water body for taking a dip. They also requested to allocate specific space, electricity and other facilities.