The Chhath festival gracefully concluded in the entire Mithila region, including Mahottari, as devotees gathered to offer worship to the rising Sun this morning.
On the fourth day of the festival, enthusiasts celebrated with great enthusiasm, presenting curd offerings to the Sun in rivers and ponds across the Mithila region. The festivities extended to various districts, including Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha, Saptari, Sunsari, Morang, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, and Parsa.
In Mahottari, rituals unfolded on the banks of ponds, lakes, and rivulets in locations like Jaleswor, Matihani, Suga, Gaushala, Pipara, Samsi, and Bardibas. Additionally, devotees congregated along the shores of popular rivers, such as Birahi, Rato Maraha, Jungaha, Ankusi, and canals.
Central to the festival is its emphasis on promoting truth, non-violence, and fostering compassion for all living beings. Devotees expressed their reverence by worshiping the rising and setting suns, considering it a profound system of prayers to the Sun.
The festival drew large crowds of devotees and enthusiasts to the banks of ponds, rivers, rivulets, and lakes, creating a vibrant and communal atmosphere.
Chhath, beyond its religious significance, stands as a festival of goodwill, faith, and social harmony. People from diverse backgrounds come together in shared spaces to collectively offer their worship to the Sun God.
The belief in appeasing the Sun God remains widespread, with the conviction that such rituals bring happiness, prosperity, well-being, and longevity to the family members participating in the celebrations.