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Chhath Puja Prayer beside Taj Mahal

Chhath is a Hindu festival celebrated each year by the people very eagerly. This is very antique festival of the Hindu religion dedicated to the God Surya . People celebrate this festival to offer thanks to the Lord Surya for blessing the life on the earth as ever. People worship the God Sun very enthusiastically and pray for the well-being, success and progress of their family members, friends, and elders. According to the Hinduism, Sun worship is related to the cure of a range of diseases.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2016
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Agra, India
Camera: NIKON D610
Copyright: © Sirsendu Gayen