chhath puja

Festivals of Introspection  

Our sages have made so many fasts and festivals so that humans can learn to rest a little.

published on : 10th April 2022

Ten Chhath revellers killed after truck mows down auto-rickshaw in Assam

The accident occurred at Baithakhal area on National Highway 8 when the victims were returning from a ghat after performing Chhath Puja, the police said

published on : 11th November 2021

Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging DDMA's decision to ban Chhath celebration on banks Yamuna

The court said that the plea filed by two societies did not specify as to how the devotees insist that they are entitled to perform puja only on the Yamuna banks.

published on : 11th November 2021

BJP MPs, mayors defy Delhi Disaster Management Authority’s ban to observe Chhath

A large number of devotees, too, were seen reaching Yamuna ghats in violation of DDMA order to perform the rituals

published on : 11th November 2021

Chhath puja prep: Delhi government, MCDs try to outdo each other

Gopal Rai inspected Chhath preparations at Bhalswa Lake, and said that facilities from tents to CCTV cameras have been organised on site

published on : 10th November 2021

PIL in Supreme Court seeks nod to 'Chhath puja' at Yamuna banks in Delhi

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority in its order on October 29 had allowed Chhath celebrations at 'designated sites', barring the banks of the Yamuna.

published on : 9th November 2021

BJP can celebrate Chhath Puja at Yamuna bank if Lt Governor, Delhi Police allow it: AAP

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai accused the BJP of playing politics on the festival and said the Delhi L-G has banned Chhath Puja celebrations on the Yamuna banks.

published on : 9th November 2021

BJP MP launches Chhath Puja preparations at Yamuna's banks despite DDMA ban

The launch of preparations came on a day when pictures and videos of Chhath devotees standing in waist-deep toxic froth in the Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj went viral on social media.

published on : 8th November 2021

BJP and AAP duel over on Chhath arrangements

As Chhath Puja approaches, BJP and AAP leaders continue to engage in verbal duel over arrangements of the festival.

published on : 7th November 2021

BJP trying to prevent Purvanchalis from performing Chhath Puja in Delhi, alleges AAP

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has prohibited celebrations of Chhath Puja on the banks of the Yamuna this year.

published on : 6th November 2021

Eyes on polls, Delhi govt declares Chhath Puja as public holiday

Chhath, celebrated after Diwali by people belonging to Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, involves the offering of 'Arghya' by fasting women to the Sun god in knee-deep water.

published on : 5th November 2021

Calcutta HC allows conditional entry into pandals of Kali puja, others

Kali Puja will be celebrated on Thursday, November 4 while the four-day Jagadhatri Puja will start from November 12.

published on : 3rd November 2021

Make proper arrangements for Chhath Puja in Delhi: Mayors to officials

The District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had recently given its nod to allow Chhath Puja in Delhi.

published on : 3rd November 2021

Chhath Puja won’t cause pollution, allow celebrations on Yamuna banks: AAP MLA

The approval from the DDMA, which devises Covid-19 management policies in the national capital, came after a meeting among its top officials on Friday. 

published on : 31st October 2021

AAP, BJP claim credit for nod to Chhath Puja

People observing the festival can now gather at the ghats (banks) of Yamuna River or at water bodies in the city to pay their respects to the sun god while following all COVID-19 protocols.

published on : 28th October 2021
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