CHHATH PUJA PHOTOWALK WITH SONALI DEVNANI
A festival has always been marked as a symbol of joy and celebration. I believe that it is an auspicious celebration or activity which tends to unite people and celebrate life together.
Among all the countries globally, India is the one with a large geographical area, supporting people from all world communities. People celebrate each religion’s festivals with equal zeal and vigor that emphatically proves that our Unity lies in its Diversity. India seems to be the best and bright on the day of any public festival.
Over the centuries, India’s rich heritage has led to a wide variety in Indian life, soul, and festivals, which is why it is also referred to as the “Land of festivals,” where festivals are celebrated throughout the year in different corners of the country with joy and enthusiasm. The amalgamation of various cultures, languages, traditions, and religions leads to celebrating a festival in some parts of India every week.
“A British Rock Band named Coldplay playing the most loved festival of India- Holi”-
Image courtesy- Julia Kennedy
Be it the slums or the Urban agglomeration; there is joy all around. All the places are decked up during the festivities. Rich or poor, small or big, rainy or sunny, at home or school, everyone waits for a festive day and celebrates the festivals in their ways.
Each Indian festival follows its unique manner of celebration, which may differ from region to region. One of the most celebrated festivals in the Central Indian subcontinent is the Chhath Puja. Keep reading to know everything you need to know about this auspicious festival and how Chiiz hosted a Chhath Puja Photowalk mentored by Sonali Devnani on this bright day.
Chhath Puja, also called Chhath, Chhath Parva, Pratihar, Dala Chhath, Chhathi, and Surya Shashthi, is an ancient Hindu Vedic festival historically native to the Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh.
The Chhath Puja is the only festival dedicated to the Lord Surya (the Sun God) and Shashthi Devi (Chhathi Maiya), known to be the Sister of Lord Surya, to show them an indispensable sense of gratitude for bestowing his virtues and sustaining the bounties of life on earth. Like any other Indian festival, this festival is celebrated by Biharis with a lot of zeal, enthusiasm, and happiness.
“A Glimpse of Chhath Puja”- Image courtesy- Nidhi Singh
Meaning of Chhath
The word Chhath means “six” in Nepali or Hindi Language. It is also a combination of two Hindi words- ‘Chah,’ indicating six stages and ‘Hath’ signifying Austerity’s Art. Hence, as per the name, Chhath is a festival in which the devotees obtain solar vitality in six different stages. It is also named so since it is celebrated on the sixth day of the holy month of Karthika.
Folklores Behind Auspicious Chhath Puja
It is said that the rituals of Chhath Puja may even date back to the ancient Era. According to the chronicles, the Maharajas (Kings) of ancient North India had invited Maga Purohits with lots of hubs due to their proficiency in worshiping Sun God. Since this event, Chhath Puja was initiated. There is another belief amongst Hindus that Chhath Puja was celebrated during the Vedic Era, as the hymns worshipping Sun God are present in Rigveda.
“Devotees brimming with zeal during Chhath Puja”- Image courtesy- Nidhi Singh
Connection with Mahabharata and Ramayana
In the Sanskrit Epic Mahabharata, as per the advice of Noble Saint Dhaumya, Pandavas, Kunti, and Draupadi performed Chhath Puja in Hastinapur after they escaped from Lakshagrih. As a result, Draupadi was able to solve the chaos that had brimmed up in Pandavas’ lives. And helped them retrieve their lost realm. Hence, it is believed that by worshipping Lord Surya, one can fulfill all his desires and develop resistance towards all pain and suffering.
Ramayana also contains the reference to this auspicious festival. When Rama, Lakshman, and Sita returned to Ayodhya, people celebrated Deepawali from an exile of 14 years. On its sixth day, Ramrajya was established where Rama and Sita kept fast, and Sita performed Chhath Puja. It was the month of Kartik (between October and December) in Shukla Paksha. Owing to this, she was blessed with Luv and Kush as their sons.
Another famous myth tells that this Puja was initiated by Surya Putra Karna (Sun’s son Karna). He was the emperor of Anga Desha (now district of Bhagalpur in Bihar) during the Era of Mahabharata. Legends also believe that the Sages and Rishis of that Era did Chhath Puja to abstain from any external means of meals and gain energy directly from the Sun’s radiance.
“A breathtaking glimpse of Chhath Puja Decorations”- Image courtesy- Nidhi Singh
Types of Chhath Puja
Traditionally and historically, this festival is celebrated twice a year. Once in the summers and the second time during the winter.
- Chaitra Chhath – Celebrated in the auspicious Chaitra month of Vikram Samvat, a few days after Holi.
- Karthika Chhath – Celebrated in the holy month of Karthika of Vikram Samvat. It is celebrated during October or November. And it is performed on Karthika Shukla Shashti or the sixth day of Karthika maas (6th day after Diwali). According to the Hindu calendar, this one is most famous and celebrated on a vast scale.
Places of Celebration
Although the festival is observed most elaborately in the Madhesh (southern) region of Nepal and Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and UP, it is also prevalent in parts of India, like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Gujarat, Bangalore, Delhi and also worldwide like Mauritius, Fiji, South Africa, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago, Australia, Guyana, Suriname, United States, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, Macau, Japan, and Indonesia by Bihari aboriginal migrant.
Rituals And Traditions
First Day- Nahay Khay
- The first day is known as “Nahay Khay” which means Bath & Eat. The “Vratti” or devotees take a dip in the sacred River and bring back the holy water to cook proper offerings (Prasad) at home devoid of ginger, onion, and garlic.
- A special dish named Kaddu Bhaat(pumpkin with rice), bottle gourd, and Channa dal is a common preparation. The meals are cooked using mud or bronze utensils and mango wood over a mud stove.
- On this day devotees clean the house and nearby compound.
- The ladies observing the fast are allowed to have only one meal on the first day.
“Nyay Khay Thali”-Image courtesy- Nitish Jha
Second Day- Lohanda and Kharna
- On Panchami or the fifth day as per the Hindu calendar, the devotees observe a fast for the entire day. They can break the fast only after sunset.
- After worshipping the Sun in the evening, Vrattis prepare special Prasad called Rasiao-kheer (a type of sweet dish with the help of jaggery, rice, and milk) and chapattis. With these specially made Prasad and fruits like Banana, Radish, green Ginger, Bettle leaves, and spices like Black Cardamom and Cloves, Vrattis worship Chhathi Maiya and offer these Prasad.
- After having the prasad, they are required to fast without water for 36 hours. The prasad is later on distributed among family and friends. At the midnight, people prepare Thekua- a special Prasad for Chhathi Maiya.
“Kharna”- Image courtesy- Nitish Jha
Third Day- Sandhya Arghya
- The third day is spent preparing Prasad at home. By evening, the entire household of the Vrattis accompanies them to the riverbank. Everyone offer prasad to the setting sun.
- The Parvaitin pray for the well-being of their family and the prosperity of their offspring.
- The family’s children carve out the baskets from bamboo( Dauri and Supali), decorate them, and fill them with Thekua, puri, seasonal fruits like apples, oranges, bananas, and sweets like Ladoo & Saanch.
- The male members carry the decorated basket on their heads to the riverside. They keep them at ghats where the Vratti takes a dip in the River. And offer ‘Arghya’ to the setting Sun.
“Dauri- Decorated Baskets”- Image courtesy- Nitish Jha
The Carnival of Sandhya Arghya
- The ladies generally wear sarees of turmeric yellow color while making their offerings to Sun.
- The occasion is almost a carnival. Besides the Vrattis, there are friends and family, numerous participants, and onlookers. Everyone is willing to help and receive the worship of the worshipper.
- A colorful, illuminating event, called Kosi is celebrated at night. This is arranged after the Sandhya Arghya, in Aangana, or the courtyard of the house by lighting diya’s under-five sugarcane sticks. Sugarcane sticks (representing the five elements of nature or the Panchatattva which comprises the earth, water, fire, air, and space). While singing Chhathi Maiya songs of Sharda Sinha,( Hey Chhathi Maiyya, Nariyal je farlai ghavad me sa, Paisee jagawe suruj mal ke amma, Kaachi kaachi baans ke bahangiya), folk songs and mantras.
- “Kosi means earthen pots or lamps kept under the shade of five sugarcane sticks or twenty-four sugarcane sticks tied with a piece of yellow cloth.”
- The Kosi ritual is followed by those families where a child has taken birth or marriage has taken place recently. The lighted earthen lamps are symbolic of solar energy that sustains light. It is also celebrated on the ghats early in the morning before the 4th day (Bhorwa, Bihani, or Morning Arghya).
“Kosi Illumination”- Image courtesy- Nitish Jha
Fourth Day- Usha Arghya
- It is also referred to as “Sibhaniya Arghya” or morning offerings.
- On the final day, all the Vrattis visit the riverbank before sunrise with the basket. Around 6.35 a.m. as per the dawn’s astrological timing, they pour cow milk on the basket of fruits and other items carried by fasting women.
- Vrattis during this period observe purity and live frugally with some people sleeping on the floor on a single blanket.
- After their return from the riverbank, the Vrattis take blessings of the elders. Then they break their 36 hour fast (Paran) by eating ginger with water.
- The relatives visit their house to have their share of Prasad. On the way back home, the Vratti worships the soil as a gesture of gratitude for providing them with grains.
This way, the four-day long Chhath Puja is concluded.
The Tradition of Chhath Puja
Once the lady folks in the family start performing Chhath Puja, the tradition is continued every year by the successive generation. If unable to perform the traditions due to some unavoidable reasons, the Arghya should be given by some other Vratti. Helping a Vratti during Chhath Puja is said to be the most auspicious thing. This is the best act of life as Chhathi Maiya bestows her blessings on everyone.
“A Homage to Sun God”- Image courtesy- Nitish Jha
A tradition named “Dandwat Pranam” or “Dand Khinchna” is followed during Chhath Puja. Both men and women who have wished to succeed in something, take an oath to go to the riverbank by lying and saluting on the ground in plain clothes. They start “Dandwat Pranaam” the moment after Chhath Daura has arrived on the banks.
With the help of a “Kanda,” a type of stick, the Vratti draws a round line by lying on the ground on her stomach and stretching both hands in “Pranaam Mudra”. Then she takes a bath in the holy River to worship Chhathi Maiya.
“People brimming with zeal and devotion during Chhath Puja.” Image courtesy- Nitish Jha
Six Stages of Purity
- First- Fasting and a discipline lead to the detoxification of ailments in Body, Mind, and Soul by obtaining cosmic solar energy.
- Second- Standing in the water at ghat during Arghya (Sanjhiya & Bihaniya), so that half part of the body should be immersed in the water and half part out of the water as it reduces the leakage of energy and helps the psychic energy (Prana) to flow up the psychic channel in the spine (Sushumna).
- Third- This stage is known as the Triveni Complex that opens the door of cosmic solar energy in the body, pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus glands through optic nerves and retina.
- Fourth- Triveni or tri-glandular Complex gets activated.
- Fifth- The devotees transform into a cosmic powerhouse and get roused by psychic energy called the Kundalini Shakti by Triveni Complex.
- Sixth- It is the last process of purification of soul and body that makes the body recycle, conduct, and transmit energy into the entire universe.
Food During Chhath Puja
The Chhath Prasad is traditionally prepared with rice, wheat, dry fruits, fresh fruits, nuts, jaggery, coconut, and lots of ghee. The food is strictly vegetarian and is cooked without salt, onions, or garlic. Emphasis is put on maintaining the purity of the food.
The most important Prasad of Chhath Puja includes “Thekua,” which is made of flour, sugar, or jaggery. This special type of sweet pudding is made either in the night of Kharna or in the morning or Sandhya Ghat (Evening Arghya or Offering). The Vratti and other family members accompany each other either in the kitchen, on the rooftop, or at a cleaned place to proceed with the Prasad making ritual.
Significance of Chhath Puja
The Lord of Sun, vitality, and life power is worshipped to advance prosperity, improvement, and the thriving of individuals. Through this celebration, individuals point towards expressing gratitude toward the Sun God for four days. The devotees who observe fast during this celebration are called Vratti.
Apart from Religious significance, there are a ton of scientific realities joined to these customs. For the most part, the devotees pray at the riverbank during sunrise or sunset. It is experimentally sponsored up with the way that the sun-based vitality has the least degree of the Bright radiations during these two timings.
This is extremely valuable for the body. This customary celebration showers energy upon you and helps in detoxifying your psyche, soul, and body. It assists with expelling all the negative energies in your body by worshipping the amazing Sun God.
“Offerings to the Sun God”- Image courtesy- Nitish Jha
The Essence of Chhath Puja
Some state Chhath Puja is also established in science as it enables the human body to dispose of toxicity. Chhath Puja is a “Conscious Photoenergization Process.” Taking dunks in water and presenting oneself to the Sun expands solar bio-power progression that improves the human body’s general usefulness by restoring the sensory system. Some likewise accept that Chhath Puja removes dangerous microscopic organisms and infections from the body- – in this way, setting one up for the beginning of the winter season.
Before the rising/setting sun, the photons enter through the eyes and the skin of the Vratti (enthusiast), and going through the mind creates bioelectricity, which accuses the whole body of the Sun powered vitality. The physical collections of all living beings are highly sophisticated energy conducting channels.
The Solar bio-power begins streaming in the human body when exposed to Solar radiations of explicit frequencies. Under specific physical and states of mind, the retention, and conduction of this Solar bio-power increases.
Relatively few individuals know that the Rishis of yesteryear utilized the logical procedure like Chhath for conveying their starknesses with no admission of strong or fluid eating routine. Utilizing the procedure like the Chhath puja, they had the option to retain the vitality required for food legitimately from the Sun, rather than taking it by implication through food and water.
“Ladies offering their prayers“- Image courtesy- Chiiz
Benefits of Chhath Puja
The procedure of Chhath Puja centers around the mental purity discipline of the devotee. During Chhath Pooja, Vratti sing melodies that calm the psyche and soul. The Chhath Vratti focuses on keeping up the most extreme neatness in all offerings and the surroundings.
This lays an incredible detoxification impact on the brain and body as it brings about biochemical changes. The 36 hours of fasting result in the body’s e total detoxification that helps keep up Prana’s progression and makes the devotee progressively vivacious.
The regular invulnerable framework utilizes a great part of the vitality to battle the body’s toxins. Besides the assistance of detoxification processes like contemplation, pranayama, yoga, and Chhath customs, it improves the skin surface, improves visual perception, and decreases the maturing procedure.
The solar energy is consumed by the circulatory system that improves the function of the white platelets. Solar energy impacts organs incredibly that actuates the reasonable emission of hormones.
CHHATH PUJA PHOTOWALK
What is Photowalk?
Before proceeding with Chhath Puja Photowalk, let’s proceed by understanding what a Photowalk is. Photowalk is a communal activity of photographers or camera enthusiasts who gather in a group to walk around with essential gears for the primary purpose of taking pictures of things that interest them.
About the Photowalk
This holistic Chhath Puja Photowalk for 2 hours, capturing immerse and unique traditional photographs, satisfied everyone’s soul. Chiiz was glad to host a FREE Chhath Puja Photowalk with Sonali Devani as the mentor. The event was sponsored by Sigma, Wacom, Futureforward, Peak Design, Godox, and Stellar.
The Venue was Kashmere Gate, Yamuna Ghat, New Delhi, with the nearest Bus stand being Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT), 999 meters away from the destination(14 min walk). The Nearest Railway station is Mori Gate Terminal, which is 1091 meters away with 15 min walk. Chhath Puja, although most fervently celebrated in Bihar and UP – Yamuna Ghat in New Delhi, is where the majority of the festivities within the multicultural state occur.
The exclusive Photowalk was organized on the 6th day of Karthika Maasa that is the 2nd of June, 2019, from 4 pm to 6 pm with a fantastic itinerary. The pronounced colors and activities of the devotees offer photographers an exceptional opportunity to capture the soul of devotees.
Who All Turned In For The Photowalk
Regardless of whether you are looking for a Career or aspirations in Street Photography, whether you are a studio photographer, innovative artist, Instagraphers, Portrait Lovers, Amateurs and Novice, Travelers, Explorers, or Bloggers, this Photowalk was open to everyone.
This Photowalk was also open to photography specialists, fledgling, a novice who might want to investigate and try different things with alternate points of view. It was not only meant for meeting other camera enthusiasts with similar taste and mindset, but also for honing your skills as a photographer, learning new ideas, and experiencing different places through your camera’s viewfinder.
“A banner of the Photowalk.”
Description of Chhath puja Photowalk
This Photowalk was divided into three sessions. There was a contest for the participants in the Photowalk with prizes worth 10k.
- At sharp 16:00, all the interested participants gathered with their gears and equipment at the Venue. They were given brief instructions regarding what and how they had to capture.
- At 16:30, everyone started clicking various innovative pictures of devotees performing Chhath Puja rituals. The participants had one hour to capture everything they found attractive.
- From 17:30 – 18:00– A Post-Photography discussion was held where winners of the Photowalk contest were awarded certificates and goodies.
“Happy faces all around.”
About The Mentor
Raised in Mumbai, Sonali Devnani was never inclined towards photography initially, yet she had an adoration for travel, places, and individuals. Moving to Hong Kong 15 years prior really pulled her closer to India, and today, her wanderlust for something new is genuinely unquenchable. This voracious hunger for new experiences, in the end, roused her to take up a camera and begin clicking.
“Our Mentor- Sonali Devnani“
Sonali finished her Masters in Journalism from The University of Hong Kong, and from that point, she has been working on different Social Issues. She believes, “What you see through your perspective is caught perpetually, it causes you to recall the seemingly insignificant details long after you have overlooked everything.” Since she wants to travel, travel Photography is something that intrigues her the most. She wants to rouse in others a longing to see the world for themselves and catch minutes that they will love forever.
Her documentary on drug addiction made her realize that working on social issues was her passion. Having visited most of the South East Asian countries – Cambodia, Thailand, and the Philippines, to name a few, India remains her favorite. She is an individual who accepts that life is a challenging experience of nothing at all!
Uniqueness About The Photowalk
1. Learn The Art Of Telling Stories Through Action PicturesE
“This picture has hundreds of stories to tell.”
While everybody may look and seem to be the most brilliant individuals during these 2 hours, we must realize that behind each disguise, there is an untold story; behind each act, there is a supplication peacefully, and behind each veneer, there is a desire for finding solutions from the belief and rituals they accept the most in.
Chhath puja instills a warm glow of lingering nostalgia and an unquenchable yearning devotee belonging from Bihar. It conjures up vivid images of spruced up ghats bedecked with numerous canopies of five sugarcane stalks symbolizing Pancha Tattva (Earth, Air, water, fire, and Space),
The sublime smell of Chhath prasad adding an aromatic fervor to the spirit with melodious devotional Chhath songs aroused the surreal feelings of divine bliss.
“A Ray of Hope”
2. Understanding Photowalk
Wikipedia defines Photowalk as-:
“The acts of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things that a photographer might find interesting.”
Individuals who need to find spots of interest, go on a visit, who need to discover subjects or things that may intrigue them often go on a Photowalk. They stroll around a specific region to discover subjects they should capture. In a Photowalk, photographers center more around the things that interest them, not necessarily or exclusively on individuals.
HOW PHOTOWALKS ARE ESSENTIAL
Photowalks are essentially walking tours intended for photographers. They’re not only perfect for meeting other camera enthusiasts, but also for honing your skills as a photographer, learning new ideas, and experiencing different places through your camera’s viewfinder.
SUITABLE TIME OF DAY FOR PHOTOWALK
Any time of the day will be a good time for a Photowalk. All you need to do is to use the elements presented to you, as even the harsh mid-afternoon light can be an ideal time to shoot silhouettes. Or try a night walk in a safe downtown area, because that can be an opportunity to shoot some awesome streetlight or headlight images.
“Capturing the brimming zeal.”
3. Understanding Street Photography
Wikipedia defines Street photography as-:
“Photography conducted for art or inquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents.”
Street photography is one of the most challenging and yet one of the most rewarding genres of photography. Documenting individuals in their ordinary condition isn’t simple – it requires persistence, efforts, and in some cases, even some fortitude to have the option to approach and picture strangers.
PHOTOWALK VS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Photowalking is sometimes compared to street photography, a type of documentary photography activity. However, a person participating in a Photowalk may practice street photography. They are not limited to other photography; they may also practice Macro photography, Architectural photography, Nature photography, etc. Also, street photography is usually an activity practiced as an individual photographer, whereas Photowalks involve people in a group.
Equipment To Carry In Photowalk
Besides your camera, carry your basic photography gear. Your camera can range from an iPhone to a point-and-shoot or a DSLR. But since you will be moving around a great distance, don’t carry excessively. For lenses, take just a few with you. Utilizing a tripod is significant for plenty of photographers, yet it probably won’t be a smart thought as hauling it around can wear you out for a Photowalk.
In the event that you truly need something that can, in one way or another assistance with the strength of your camera, carry a monopod. In conclusion, ensure that you have enough stockpiling for all the photographs that you will be taking. Also, carry an additional battery, spare memory card, Business Cards (who knows if someone might like your work).
What To Capture In This Photowalk
Landscape and Portrait of devotees gathering to perform Puja Activities and Rituals, A stream of people thronging to beaches, menfolk staying up all night guarding and decorating the ghats, Vratins dressed up in vibrant saris with vermilion powder smeared from their nose to the tip of their foreheads are worth capturing.
“Essentials of Chhath”-Image courtesy- Quint Hindi
The vivid images of spruced up ghats bedecked with numerous canopies of five sugarcane stalks symbolizing Pancha Tattva (Earth, Air, water, fire, and Space), multiple four-cornered platforms earmarked for the puja by kith and kin of devotees that were decorated with shimmering lights, dotted with clay and flour divas, arranged in rows and circles, adding the right note of sacredness to the atmosphere.
Traditional offerings like Thekua wafting, the fresh harvest of vegetables, fruits, and other natural products beautifully decorated in Daura and Suups are great items to be photographed.
“Devotion never fades.”
Tips For Chhath Puja Photowalk
- Participants need to carry their power bank, extra batteries for the camera, and a water bottle.
- Before taking off, check climatic conditions. It’s your decision to continue with the movement if the climate is excessively hot or excessively cold.
- It was priorly advisable for all the participants to do a health check-up before they leave for the tour.
- Wear comfortable garments. Think about Photowalk as an open-air experience – so you should dress appropriately. Your shoes should be comfortable and solid. Wear sunglasses if the sun is high.
- A Photowalk will carry you closer to nature. It will likewise allow you to find scenes, discover a ton of interesting things you’ve never taken note of. In this manner, it is critical to accept wide shots and take a couple of close-ups.
- Don’t carry any valuables and stay safe from pickpocketers. The picture below will give you a fine idea regarding safety.
“The Spirit among the devotees to celebrate Chhath Puja.”
Tricks and Approaches
- Taking photographs during a Photowalk is as arbitrary as it very well, maybe. Along these lines, you ought to consistently keep your camera on to capture it when you see an interesting subject or action.
- The ideal approach to take the most intriguing photographs is to discover a spot where you can stand and afterward look toward each spot’s direction. Discover a region that is marginally raised so it will be simple for you to take in all the entire environmental factors. A decent 360° perspective on your Photowalk area will help you capture images like never before.
- Pay heed to your environmental factors; don’t focus all your attention on your camera. Glance around; take a gander at the movement around you. Inundate yourself in what’s going on around you. Try not to become mixed up in your viewfinder. To take great photographs, you must have a comprehension of the subjects you are attempting to click.
- In conclusion, uncover information about the standards and laws of where you will do your Photowalk. See whether there are rules or regulations regarding the zones you can take photographs of.
Glimpses From The Photowalk
Chhath is not just a festival, but a Pure Emotion, Visual delight, and an occasion evoking nonpareil camaraderie and surreal spiritual experience. Let us take you through the amazing clicks during this Photowalk.
“Devotion never fades”
“Still waiting to fly?”
“A click from the Post Photography Session”
“Happy faces all around.”
“Peace lies here.”
“Goodies from Sigma”
“Still waiting for Wings?”
“The renowned basket embellished with Chhath Puja Items.”
“The Spirit among the devotees to celebrate Chhath Puja.”
Chhath: The Eco-Friendly Festival
When air contamination has assumed alarming situations, everyone needs to adore nature’s compelling force in the most hallowed manner without unfavorably affecting the earth. What makes Chhath stand apart is how the whole celebration spins around nature as all the things expected to watch the celebration are normally obtained.
The articles utilized in ceremonies, including Daura and Suup are made of bamboo, which is biodegradable. Since there is no temple ceremony required, all rituals are performed on the riverbank, lake-shores, or other water bodies. Also, there is a severe preclusion on fuel or LPG utilization to cook edibles for prasad during Chhath, which further decreases the carbon impression.
Not to overlook the righteous act of tidying up water bodies and the riverbank and severe restriction on the utilization of manufactured material, synthetic colors, or Plaster of Paris, making it the most eco-friendly festival.
“The Team from Chiiz “
Chiiz hosted this fantastic Photo Walk with a bunch of talented photographers along with a lot of memories and mesmerizing photographs. Some photographers clicked breathtaking photographs, bagged the rewards and gift hampers, and some have lifetime memories of moments they live by heart. Some enjoy the moment by the camera, and some feel it in their heart. Chiiz will be organizing these Photowalks regularly to let the audience understand our culture and belief system. You can have a look at events.chiiz.com for upcoming events.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sudeshna Dutta is currently pursuing her B.Tech in Electronics from KIIT University and believes that “A calm and composed mind brings more happiness than the pursuit of success coupled with constant restlessness.” Apart from dealing with circuits and chips, she is passionate about playing the keyboard and wants to attain professionalism with her talent and hard work. She prefers the music of all tastes and genres, believing that “Every piece of music has emanated from God.”
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