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Chhath Festival

Chhath Festival

483. Chhath Festival
Photo By: Shutterbug
Location: Rani Pokhari
Posted Date: 16th November, 2010

Photo Description:

A Hindu woman waits patiently for Sun to appear during the Chhath festival at Rani Pokhari, Kathmandu on November 6, 2010, Saturday. The rituals of the festival are rigorous and are observed over a period of four days. They include holy bathing, fasting and abstaining from drinking water, standing in water for long periods of time, and offering prashad (prayer offerings) and aragh to the setting and rising sun.

Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to Surya (the Hindu Sun God, Surya). The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Sun, considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hindu mythology, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, including leprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.(Info: Wiki)

Camera Specification:
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: 12-24mm at 12mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: 400