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Moments from Chhath Puja celebrations in New Delhi(24 images)

The four-day Hindu celebration Chhath Puja honors Surya Dev, the sun god. Devotees fast, pray and gather together at the riverbanks at sunrise and sunset to worship Surya for sustaining life and prosperity. The festival concluded November 11, 2021.

Hindu devotees pray after taking a bath as part of the rituals at the end of the four-day Chhath Puja festival in New Delhi on Thursday. The ancient Hindu festival dedicated to the sun god is celebrated for well-being, development and prosperity of family members. Photo by Abhishek/UPI
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Purity is a focus on Chhath Puja. Devotees take a holy bath and undergo a period of abstinence or self-restraint. Photo by Abhishek/UPI
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Hindu devotees present offerings and promote equality and fraternity during Chhath Puja festival celebrations. Photo by Abhishek/UPI
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Devotees celebrate Chhath Puja for prosperity and well-being of family members. Photo by Abhishek/UPI
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