Ranchi (By our correspondent): The four day long festival of Chhath which is dedicated to the worship of Sun God commenced
in the state from Sunday with the devotees performing the ritual of Nahay-Khay. As part of the ritual, the people early in the morning
took bath at their nearby river bodies and prepared lunch consisting of rice, dal mixed with pumpkin in pure ghee.
On Monday ‘kharna’ will be performed where devotes will prepare ‘kheer’ which would be offered to the god and distributed among friends, family members and acquaintances. On Tuesday the people will reach to the nearby ghats where they will offer ‘arghya’ to the setting sun and on Wednesday the festival will come to an end after again arghya being offered to the rising sun.