Write an article on chatth puja in bihar .
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-Chatth puja is a Hindu festival
-calebrated mainly in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
-falls on the sixth day after Diwali, celebrated for four days
-involves fasting and paying obeisance to sun god
-sun worshipped for being the main source of energy, also for helping cure various illnesses
-four days of worship start with bathing and then ceremonial eating, second day is fasting without consuming water, third day is evening offerings to the sun and the fourth day is morning offering and breaking of the fast
-all year devotees look forward to this festival and celebrate it with fervour, make many sweets and savoury dishes
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 Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to help cure a variety of diseases, includingleprosy, and helps ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.
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 (Vratta), standing in water for long periods of time, and offeringprashad(prayer offerings) and arghya to the setting and rising sun.
Although it is observed most elaborately in Bihar, Jharkhand, EasternUPand theTerairegions of Nepal in modern times, and is more prevalent in areas where migrants from those areas have a presence, it is celebrated in all regions and major urban centers in India. The festival is celebrated in the regions including but not exclusive to thenortheast region of India, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Gujarat,Delhi,MumbaiMauritius, Fiji, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, and Jamaica. .