HOJAI, Oct 31: Celebrated on the sixth day after Diwali, Chhath Puja is of great religious significance among people hailing from eastern parts of the country. Chhath Puja was celebrated with religious fervour on Sunday evening across the district of Hojai.
Pomp and gaiety marked the festival in Hojai. Devotees thronged the ghats to pay oblation to Sun God, who is considered as the source of life on earth and is regarded as the deity who fulfills all wishes. Devotees from different communities viz., Assamese, Manipuri, Punjabi, Bengali, Marwari, Karbi, Nepali also gathered at the ghats to appease Sun God. Sun idol was placed for prayers in both the ghats i.e the Shiv Bari Ghat and Natun Bazar Ghat, here.
Apart from this, devotees in Siliguri Basti, Amtola Basti, Tali Basti, Mandoli Gaon, at Lanka, Lumding also followed the rituals while praying to Sun God. The ghats were decorated with colourful lights and light gates were erected. Children enjoyed the day by bursting crackers and having delicious food. Notably, all the ghat committees of Chhath Puja were successful in organising the festival smoothly. Special attention was given to cleanliness. Also, police authorities made proper security arrangements.