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Chhath Puja 2020: In Pictures

Chhath Puja, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the sun god for sustaining life on earth.

November 21, 2020

Hindu devotees offer prayers during 'Chhath Puja' in Washington DC.

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Devotees, flouting social distancing norms, perform rituals during 'Chhath Puja', in Prayagraj.

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Devotees perform rituals during 'Chhath Puja' near Taj Mahal, in Agra.

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Devotees perform rituals during 'Chhath Puja', in Kolkata.

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Women offer prayers to the rising sun after taking bath in the River Ganga during 'Chhath Puja', in Patna.

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Devotees offer prayers to the rising sun after taking bath in the River Ganga during 'Chhath Puja', at Har Ki Pauri Ghat in Haridwar.

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Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tarkishore Prasad, not adhering to social distancing norms, performs rituals during 'Chhath Puja' in Katihar.

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Devotees, flouting social distancing norms, offer prayers to the rising sun during 'Chhath Puja', in New Delhi.

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Devotees stand in tubs filled with water to perform 'Chhath Puja' rituals outside their houses amid government restrictions on public social gatherings during Covid-19 outbreak, at Yamuna Bank, in New Delhi.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, at the bank of Hindon River in Ghaziabad

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, at the bank of Hindon River in Ghaziabad

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, at the bank of Hindon River in Ghaziabad

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, at the bank of Hindon River in Ghaziabad

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, at the bank of Hindon River in Ghaziabad

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, at the bank of Hindon River in Ghaziabad

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Devotees, flouting social distancing norms, offer prayers to the rising sun after taking bath in the River Ganga during 'Chhath Puja', in Varanasi.

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Devotees perform rituals during 'Chhath Puja' celebrations, at Maloya village in Chandigarh.

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Devotees perform rituals during 'Chhath Puja' celebrations, on the banks of River Tawi in Jammu.

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Devotees, flouting social distancing norms, offer prayers to the rising sun after taking bath in the River Ganaga during 'Chhath Puja', in Kolkata.

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Devotees, flouting social distancing norms, offer prayers to the rising sun during 'Chhath Puja', in Mirzapur.

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Women perform rituals standing inside an artificial pond on Chhat Puja festival in Mumbai. Health officials have warned about the potential for the coronavirus to spread during the upcoming religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja in a local pond, in Kolkata.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, in Noida.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, amid COVID-19 pandemic, at Malad in Mumbai.

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A woman devotee offers prayers to the Sun God as she performs rituals at the bank of Gomti River on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja' in Lucknow.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja' at Shri Durgiana Temple in Amritsar.

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Devotees perform Chhath Puja rituals while standing inflatable tubs, amid COVID-19 pandemic, in Dhanbad.

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Devotees gather to take holy dip in River Ganga on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Prayagraj.

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A Kinnar Akhada member performs rituals with other devotees during Chhath Puja, in Gorakhpur.

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Devotees perform rituals during Chhath Puja celebrations at the bank of River Brahmaputra in Guwahati.

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Devotees perform rituals at a makeshift pond on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja' in Bengaluru.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God after taking bath in the Narmada River during Chhath Puja celebrations, in Jabalpur.

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Bihar Dy CM Tarkishore Prasad performs Chhath Puja rituals, in Katihar.

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A devotee offers 'arghya' to the Sun God during Chhath Puja celebrations at the bank of Yamuna River in the backdrop of Taj Mahal, in Agra.

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A family performs Chhath Puja in a makeshift pond due to ban on social gathering amid COVID-19 outbreak, in New Delhi.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar performs rituals during Chhath Puja celebrations at his residence, in Patna.

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Police personnel guard at Juhu Beach as entry was restricted for public on Chhath Puja, amid COVID-19 pandemic, in Mumbai.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja, in Mumbai.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja in a local pond, in Kolkata.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Ghaziabad.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Ghaziabad.

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A devotee offers prayers to the Sun God at the bank of Hooghly river on the occasion of Chhath Puja, in Kolkata.

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A devotee move while lying prostrate to reach the river during Chhath Puja festival in Ghaziabad.

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Devotees gather to offer prayers on Chhath Puja, dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Faridabad.

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A devotee offers prayers to the Sun God at the bank of Hooghly river on the occasion of Chhath Puja, in Kolkata.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Ghaziabad.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Ghaziabad.

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A devotee carries puja items to perform Chhath Puja in Ghaziabad.

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Devotees carrying basket of fruits and religious items for Chhath Puja festival at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Ghaziabad.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Devotees perform Chhath Puja at their house in Ghaziabad amid COVID-19.

Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja at Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

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Congress MP Sanjay Nirupam with family celebrate Chhath Puja on the terrace, in Mumbai.

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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb prays along with devotees on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja', in Agartala.

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Devotees pray on the banks of Brahmaputra river on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja', in Nagaon district.

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Devotees offer prayers near a pond on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja', in Patna district.

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Devotees undergo thermal screening as they enter the banks of Upper Lake on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja', in Bhopal.

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Devotees perform rituals on the banks of Ganga river on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja' in Kolkata.

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Devotees gather to take holy dip in River Ganga on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Patna.

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Devotees offer prayers to the Sun God, on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Ghaziabad.

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Devotees perform rituals on the occasion of Chhath Puja in Ghaziabad.

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Chairman of Board of Administration Dumdum municipality Harindar Singh constructed a water body at his roof top for doing the rituals of Chhath puja during this pandemic situation, in Kolkata.

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