Dwarka- After a two-year-long Covid hiatus, the sun on Indian festivals has finally dawned making human gatherings possible again.
With the morning Arghya observed on October 31, 2022, Chhath puja came to an end in sub-city Dwarka. Finally, the vratis broke their fast with tasty delicacies. During sunrise, the devotees and the Vratees offered Arghya to the Sun God using raw milk and Ganga Water. The Arghya ceremonies were performed by many devotees at Chhath Ghats and artificial ponds in many societies throughout Dwarka.
CitySpidey talked to several residents of Dwarka who shared feelings about celebrating Chhath after two years of the pandemic.
Sucheta Sinha, Social activist and a resident of Surbhi Apartments, Sector 11, Dwarka says "We are celebrating festivals after two years so the happiness has automatically doubled. We are very excited about every festival this year because we are free to celebrate without any restrictions. We celebrated Chhath at the ghat. I could feel the positivity in the air."
Ranjan Singh, RWA President, Surbhi Apartments, Sector 11, Dwarka, says "For all of us, Chhath Puja means a lot and we all missed this celebration during Covid. A huge gathering of devotees and vratis assembled to offer Arghya to the rising sun. By the grace of god, my whole family is together and celebrating this festival. "
Aradhana Das Sinha, a resident of Sarvahit Apartments, Sector 17, Dwarka, says "People are dancing, clicking pictures with their loved ones, singing traditional Chhat songs, and praying to 'Chhati Maiya, for the happiness of their families. After Covid, it became more important to spend time with our loved ones and especially celebrate festivals together because many people lost their loved ones during Covid. I'm glad that this year everyone is happy and celebrating this festival with their loved ones."