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Chhath Puja 2023 day 1: Here's how devotees are observing the ritual of Nahay Khay

Published on Nov 17, 2023 05:13 PM IST

As Chhath Puja began on Friday, November 17, devotees marked the occasion with the traditional Nahay Khay. Let's take a look at how India celebrated Day 1. 

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The sacred four-day festival of Chhath Puja commenced on Friday, November 17, with the observance of Nahay Khay. Devotees, as a part of this ritual, take a holy bath in revered bodies of water such as the Ganga or Yamuna. Following the bath, devotees partake in prasad, consisting of kaddu bhaat, and share this blessed offering with their family members. Let's take a glimpse into how the first day of this significant Chhath festival is celebrated across various regions of India.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 17, 2023 05:13 PM IST

The sacred four-day festival of Chhath Puja commenced on Friday, November 17, with the observance of Nahay Khay. Devotees, as a part of this ritual, take a holy bath in revered bodies of water such as the Ganga or Yamuna. Following the bath, devotees partake in prasad, consisting of kaddu bhaat, and share this blessed offering with their family members. Let's take a glimpse into how the first day of this significant Chhath festival is celebrated across various regions of India.(HT Photo/Santosh Kumar)

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Devotees offer prayers in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in Delhi in preparation for Chhath Puja. The four-day festivities of Chhath Puja began on Friday in various regions of the country, marked by the customary Nahay Khay ceremony. During the festival, devotees immerse themselves in holy water and perform rituals to worship the sun.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 17, 2023 05:13 PM IST

Devotees offer prayers in the polluted waters of the Yamuna River in Delhi in preparation for Chhath Puja. The four-day festivities of Chhath Puja began on Friday in various regions of the country, marked by the customary Nahay Khay ceremony. During the festival, devotees immerse themselves in holy water and perform rituals to worship the sun.(Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

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Worshipers conduct rituals during the Nahay Khay of the Chhath Puja festival in Patna on Friday, carrying sacred water from the Ganga river.(ANI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Worshipers conduct rituals during the Nahay Khay of the Chhath Puja festival in Patna on Friday, carrying sacred water from the Ganga river.(ANI Photo)

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Devotees perform traditional rituals on the first day of the four-day Chhath Puja festival, which begins on November 17. Devotees in Patna take part in preparing food during the 'Nahay Khay' ceremony to mark the Chhath festival on Friday.(ANI photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 17, 2023 05:13 PM IST

Devotees perform traditional rituals on the first day of the four-day Chhath Puja festival, which begins on November 17. Devotees in Patna take part in preparing food during the 'Nahay Khay' ceremony to mark the Chhath festival on Friday.(ANI photo)

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In Patna's vibrant Chhath Puja festivities, devotees enthusiastically participate in the time-honoured 'Nahay Khay' ritual and take a ceremonial dip in the holy waters of the Ganga, setting a joyous tone for the Chhath celebrations.(ANI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 17, 2023 05:13 PM IST

In Patna's vibrant Chhath Puja festivities, devotees enthusiastically participate in the time-honoured 'Nahay Khay' ritual and take a ceremonial dip in the holy waters of the Ganga, setting a joyous tone for the Chhath celebrations.(ANI Photo)

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On the occasion of the Chhath festival in Patna on Friday, devotees reverently carry holy water from the Ganga river as part of the holy 'Nahaye Khaye' ritual.(ANI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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On the occasion of the Chhath festival in Patna on Friday, devotees reverently carry holy water from the Ganga river as part of the holy 'Nahaye Khaye' ritual.(ANI Photo)

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In Patna on Friday, devotees earnestly prepare prasad (offerings) during the 'Nahay Khay' ritual as part of the Chhath Puja festival.(ANI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In Patna on Friday, devotees earnestly prepare prasad (offerings) during the 'Nahay Khay' ritual as part of the Chhath Puja festival.(ANI Photo)

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On the first day of the four-day Chhath Puja festival in Patna, devotees diligently dry wheat in preparation for making prasad to mark the Nahay Khay, an important ritual in the festival celebrations on Friday.(ANI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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On the first day of the four-day Chhath Puja festival in Patna, devotees diligently dry wheat in preparation for making prasad to mark the Nahay Khay, an important ritual in the festival celebrations on Friday.(ANI Photo)

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In Patna on Friday, a devotee partakes of prasad, the blessed offering, as part of the 'Nahay Khay' ritual during the Chhath Puja festival.(ANI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In Patna on Friday, a devotee partakes of prasad, the blessed offering, as part of the 'Nahay Khay' ritual during the Chhath Puja festival.(ANI Photo)

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On Friday in Patna, people flock to the fruit market to buy bananas in preparation for the festival of Chhath Puja.(ANI Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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On Friday in Patna, people flock to the fruit market to buy bananas in preparation for the festival of Chhath Puja.(ANI Photo)

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