21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Chaat Puja

Celebrating Chhath Puja at Har Ki Pauri, the revered site in Haridwar, India. Devotees travel great distances to partake in this sacred ritual dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, expressing gratitude for life, prosperity, and well-being. Chhath Puja involves a series of rituals performed over four days, including fasting, holy dips, and offerings made to the setting and rising sun.

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Date Taken: 11.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: India
Copyright: © Santanu Chandra