KATHMANDU, Nov. 6: Nepali Hindus, especially those originally from Tarai region of the nation, on Sunday celebrated the annual Chhath festival, offering prayers and worships to the setting sun.
Devotees thronged river banks and ponds to offer prayers and water among others to the Sun God.
Once limited to the people from the Mithila community of Nepal, the festival these days is celebrated by people from different communities across the nation.
Its popularity is rising even in Capital in the recent years, thanks to unique yet varied charming aspects associated with this festival.
Every year during Chhath, people worship the Sun God, thanking it for sustaining life on the earth.
Prayers and offerings are made to the rising and the setting sun wishing for prosperity, happiness and long life of the family members. (THT)