Chhath Puja lasts four days and begins today with Nhay-Khay

Today is the first day of four-day long Chhath Puja. It is called Nhay-Khay or Kaddu-Bhat. Before starting their fast, devotees bathe, consume Chane ki Daal, rice, and Lauki ki Sabzi. Chhath Puja is observed by people in Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, and Bihar. Chhath Puja, one of the biggest celebrations of the year, takes place on the sixth day of the Kartika month. The celebration honors Chhati Maiyya and the Sun God. The purpose of the celebration is to give thanks to the Sun God for keeping life on Earth alive.