Foreign guests impressed by Chhath, offered Arghya to Lord Bhaskar at Bodh Gaya GhatWritten By Suresh Nikhar | Published on Oct 31, 2022, 14:52 IST | 1667208144907GAYA(Bihar): On the last day of Chhath Puja in Gaya, Bihar, people concluded the Mahaparva by offering Arghya to rising lord Bhaskar. While in the same sequence few, foreign guests, who were influenced by the culture of Indian Sanatan Dharma, and were seen offering arghya to lord Bhaskar at the ghats of Boudh Gaya here this morning.
A group of foreign guests who were seen in Indian traditional dress arrived at the Ghat of Bodh Gaya early this morning at around5 am. and celebrated the Chhath festival with enthusiasm by offering Arghya to rising lord Bhaskar on the occasion of Chhath Puja.
According to the sources the foreign guests have come India last month and they have got such type of offertunative to participate in Chhath festival.
Let us tell you that these foreign women have reached India for the first time and are very much influenced by the Indian worship tradition. She looked very curious about Chhath festival and kept taking every information about the world famous festival. They were so impressed by the purity, and faith of the people towards Lord Surya that they also reached the Chhath Ghat in Bodh Gaya and offered Arghya to Lord Bhaskar along with the other devotees.
As on information provided through sources that they arrived India's Bodh Gaya from Italy and Germany and took part in Chhath festival. On Sunday, they reached Chhath Ghat in Bodh Gaya wearing traditional saris in Indian costume and offered Arghya. Once she said that she is very impressed and need to know everything about Indian culture.
At the same time, the curiosity of the people on seeing the foreign guests at Chhath Ghat had also increased a lot and the local people were seeing it as a surprise. At the same time, while offering arghya to Lord Bhaskar, the foreign women looked very happy and enjoying the festival with Indian culture.
While talking to media one foreign lady Ilash said that "I am very impressed with the culture here and very much interested to know everything about Indian culture and eally I used to enjoying after coming here. I, along with everyone, offered arghya to Lord Bhaskar, added Ilash.
On the last day of Chhath Puja, devotees again assemble on the bank of the river falgu or any water body and then offer prayers and prasad to the rising Sun. After the offerings are done then the devotees break their fast by taking thekua and fruits or anything which is available locally. After all these Chhath Puja rituals this amazing festival ends.
People's faith in this great festival, which gives happiness, prosperity and desired results, is becoming so deep that people of other religions, languages and states have started doing it too.