On the eve of sixth day after Diwali, people of North East India hold ‘Chhath Pujan’, where both men and women observe overnight fast after praying to the Setting Sun. The ritual was performed today on banks of various lakes around Udaipur, while would break their fast after praying to the rising Sun.
The customary of ‘Chhath Pujan’ started where number of North East Indians residing in Udaipur, worshiped the Setting Sun till dusk. One such ritual was also held at Fatehsagar where large number of people gathered.
One of the native North East informed, in evening generally women following custom stands in water nearly half hour before Sun starts setting, whereas in morning the procedure is repeated by praying to the rising Sun.
Since old times it is believed that Sun is responsible for life on Earth. As it gives light and also helps farmers to keep his crops stand tall. Following the same, people of North East India carryout Chhath Pujan every year.