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Chhath, also called
Dala Chhath, is an ancient Hindu
festival dedicated to Surya, the
Hindu Sun God, Surya, also
known as Surya Shashti. The
Chhath Puja is performed in
order to thank Surya for
sustaining life on earth and to
request the granting of certain
wishes. The Sun, considered the
god of energy and of the life-
force, is worshiped during the
Chhath fesival to promote well-
being,prosperity and progress.
In Hindu mythology, Sun worship
is believed to help cure a variety
of diseases, including leprosy,
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 offering
prashad (prayer offerings) and
aragh to the setting and rising
sun.
In this frame you can see some devotees in the sacred river Ganges. After the holy deep one of them is prayering something to the god 'Sun'.
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I like this frame for the arrangement of colours with the priest's hand with holy book of 'mantra' at foreground . Hope you'll enjoy it.
There is a black and white version of it in WORKSHOP . Hope you will also like that.

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