Chhath Puja 2021: Celebrations begin across country
Hindu devotees apply vermillion to each other while taking bath in the holy Ganga river in Patna.
A devotee carries a vessel after offering prayers at the banks of River Ganga.
Women pray after taking bath as toxic foam floats on the surface of polluted Yamuna river.
Devotees prepare holy food (Prasad) during the 'Nahaye Khaye' on the occasion of 'Chhath Puja' festival.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority had allowed Chhath celebrations at “designated sites” barring the banks of the Yamuna.
In Lucknow, preparations for Chhath Puja were in full swing on Monday.
(Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav)
Preparations have started in Maharashtra as well ahead of the festival.
(Express Photo by Deepak Joshi)