After Diwali and Bhai Dooj, now it’s time for the people from Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh origin to get soaked in the devotion of the ‘Sun God’.
Along with different places across the country, Chhath Puja will also be celebrated on November 2nd, 2019 and November 3rd, 2019 in Guwahati. Ghats along the mighty Brahmaputra river have been decked up ahead of the two-day celebration.
Chhath Puja involves the worship of Sun God with rigorous rituals and is observed over a period of four days. In the city, Chhath puja will be held at Uzan Bazar to Bharalutnukh, Sunsali, and Pandu Ghat. Maligaon railway stadium, Meenbhawan at Birubari. Basistha, Lalmati, Khanapara, Farmgate. Hatigaon. Bhetapara. Jyotikuchi, Narengi. Azara and Chandrapur.
The district administration on November 1st, 2019 took stock of Chhath Pula preparations in the city. including fire and emergency services, medical preparedness and traffic movement. A meeting with police officials, representatives of different departments and Chhath Puja organizing committees was also held by Development commissioner, Atul Kumar Sarma.
During the meeting, the district authorities requested for uninterrupted electricity supply, water supply, emergency fire and medical staff from the respective departments during Chhath Puja. SDRF personnel and volunteers are roped in for maintaining order and responding emergencies. District administration officials have been assigned to different venues to keep watch over the situation.
While devotees mainly from the Bhojpuri community made a beeline to purchase Puja Saamagri (item), authorities and the puja committees are busy with cleaning and decoration of the ghats. Temporary structures have been erected by the riverside at Fancy Bazar and Bharalumukh for offerings to be made by devotees after observing fasting from Friday night.