Chhath Puja

The tradition of sun god worship is known as the bhojpuri tradition

Chhath is an ancient hindu festival that is native to bihar jharkhand and nepal

It is celebrated on the sixth day of the kartikeya month

The word chhath means sixth in nepali and bhojpuri dialects

The sun god is believed to support life on earth

The festival has devotees offering their gratitude to the sun god along with goddess usha and the last rays before the sun sets

According to astrology the protection and long life of children is ensured by the mata

She is also known as the adopted daughter of lord brahma

On the sixth day of navratri it is said that she is the mother of katyayani

The rituals are observed over a period of four days