Chhath Puja(Worship To Sun)

On the fourth day of Shukla Paksha of Kartik, lakhs of devotees along the Indo-Gangetic plains, chiefly Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh, begin the four-day Chhath festival, in continuance of a tradition that goes back to posterity, carrying forward India’s living tradition of worshipping the divine creator and nourisher — the Sun God. Today, lakhs of Biharis settled in other parts of India and even abroad perform Chhath.

Legend has it that Draupadi, the wife of the Panch Pandavas, performed Chhath when in exile from Hastinapur. As many as 14 shlokas have been dedicated to Usha — or Chhathi Maiya — in the earliest of the Vedas, the Rig Veda. Usha has sometimes been mentioned as the Sun’s beloved and other times as the Sun’s wife, and therefore the name Chhathi Maiya. Chhath, also performed by some Muslims, is a worship of the Nirakar Brahma, the non-dualist existence of the creator and the created.

Chhath is celebrated twice a year, once in May-July called Chaiti Chhath, and once in October-November called Kartik Chhath.

An Indian Photographer Mukesh Srivastava made a successful foray into the digital arena. With the dawn of digital photography, Mukesh embarked a new journey a little less that half a decade back and this journey has seen him win critical acclaim and accolade from across over the globe.

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  • RajeevKashyap
    RajeevKashyapover 4 years ago

    wow…………..Outstanding image Sir Ji!

  • Thank you so much dear raj!!!!

    – Mukesh Srivastava

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    Stunning, OMG this is the most amazing shot!!

  • Thank you so much dear Kimba!!!

    – Mukesh Srivastava

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenover 4 years ago

    tremendous capture! :-) val

  • Thank you so much dear Bareri!!!

    – Mukesh Srivastava

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosover 4 years ago

    Wow, this is an amazing shot, my friend.
    Wonderful colors and sharpnes.

  • Thank you so much dear friend Adri!!!!

    – Mukesh Srivastava

  • tim buckley | bodhiimages
    tim buckley | ...over 4 years ago

    stunning Mukesh.
    Namaste :-)

  • tim buckley | bodhiimages
    tim buckley | ...over 4 years ago

    ……and, on a second looking, bhai sabh, this is most possibly, the best photograph i have seen this year. i love the gold being crooked, and the square crop is perfect !! Namashkhar Gi !! congratulations….

  • Namaste bhai saheb!!!! Thank you so much!!!!

    – Mukesh Srivastava

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

    Congratulation on your feature 12 November 2010

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 4 years ago

    Great capture Mukesh, well done!

  • Thank you so much dear!!!!

    – Mukesh Srivastava

  • Callum Brown
    Callum Brownover 4 years ago

    Nice work…. Well done

  • Thank you so much dear!!!!

    – Mukesh Srivastava

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 4 years ago

    stunning portrait work!

  • Thank you so much dear Angela!!!!

    – Mukesh Srivastava

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