A ban on public Chhath Puja celebrations and lockdown has been imposed in the state till November 30 because of the spike in COVID-19 cases.
On Chhath Puja, there has been a tradition of people worshipping the sun God and also offering reverence and gratitude to mother nature
The court had earlier disallowed Chhath Puja ceremonies at the sprawling lake in addition to upholding a ban on such activities at Rabindra Sarobar, another waterbody in south Kolkata.
The 'Chhath' festival, dedicated to the Sun god, will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday by people who originally hail from north India.
According to a rough estimate, more than 5 lakhs of devotees alone perform the Chhatha festival in Patna besides other suburban areas.
The agitation was led by the general secretary of Delhi BJP Dinesh Pratap Singh and its Purvanchal Morcha president Kaushal Mishra.
The high court dismissed a petition challenging the order of chairman of DDMA not to allow any gathering in public places for Chhath Puja on November 20.
However, the government said that arrangements will be made by the local administration at the traditional spots near rivers/ponds for the puja.
The Chhath Puja celebrations will begin on the evening of November 20 and continue till the next morning.
Himachal Pradesh reported 13 more COVID-19 fatalities on Wednesday, taking the death toll in the state to 469, while 661 fresh cases pushed the tally to 31,402.
Representatives of Chhath Puja committees and hundreds of Purvanchalis also took part in the protest, said Delhi BJP media cell head Navin Kumar.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in an order last week had directed officials to ensure that Chhath Puja is not performed at river banks, temples and other public places.
State BJP chief Deepak Prakash warned the government that people will take to the streets if the decision is not rolled back.
Chhath puja is mainly observed by the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and bordering areas in Uttar Pradesh, and it will be celebrated on November 20.
The COVID-19 cases have rapidly increased in national capital and touched a new peak by crossing 8,000 positive cases in the past 24 hours.