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Chhath concludes offering argha to rising sun

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JANAKPURDHAN — The worshippers have concluded the Chhath, a grand festival of good will and faith, by making offerings argha to the rising Sun this morning.

The four-day festival starts from Kartik Shukala Chaturthi by worshipping setting Sun and concludes on Kartik Shukla Saptami as per the lunar calendar by making offerings argha to the rising Sun.

The revelers had made offerings to the Sun with the grains produced in their fields and home-made delicious foods on the banks of different ponds including Sarobar Gangasagar, Dhanushsagar and Argaja.

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Main message of the Chhath festival is coordination, inclusion and sanctity The festival is a collective resolution made under the leadership of women for the welfare of society and family. This is the crucial aspect of the festival.

The Sun considered as the god of energy and of the life-force, was worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress as per the time-honoured tradition.

The ritual of Chhath Parba includes taking holy bath, fasting, standing and worshiping the sun for a long time and offering Prasad and Argha to the ‘Rising and setting Sun”.

The Chhath festival has been observed as common cultural symbol of the Tarai.

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Sonam Lhosar today

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KATHMANDU — Tamang community people across the country are celebrating Sonam Lhosar with fanfare by extending greetings to one another and feasting on traditional cuisines Thursday.

Nepal Tamang Ghedung Association is organizing special programs in Tundikhel today to mark the festival.

As per Manju Shree calender, Tamang people divide their year into 12 cycles and each is given a special name, before the name of animals.

Sonam Lhosar is being celebrated on the first day of the new moon in the month of Magh in the lunar calendar.

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The government has announced public holiday today to mark the Sonam Lhosar.

Meanwhile, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended best wishes to all Tamang sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar, the greatest festival of the Tamang community.

In the Lhosar greetings delivered today, President Bhandari wished the people from Tamang community for their peace, happiness, prosperity, good health, fraternity and progress on the occasion of the festival.

“May this day inspire all Nepali citizens to maintain fraternity, mutual harmony, tolerance and goodwill and ultimately bring the country to prosperity by promoting cultural diversities and the specialty of the country at global arena,” the President said.

She further hoped that the festival will inspire all to join hands in the mega campaign of making prosperous Nepal.

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