Jamshedpur: Like in the past former chief minister Raghubar Das offered the morning arghya to the Sun God alongwith his family members at the Sidhgora based Surya Mandir. Along with his family members he performed rituals.
“Chhath is a festival that brings a lot of power and it is with this energy that Jharkhand will conquer new heights of development,” said Das.
Local legislator Saryu Roy carried philanthropic activities. He alongwith his supporters distributed milk for offering arghya on the premises of the Surya Mandir.
He greeted people on Chhath, the biggest festival of Jharkhand and neighbouring Bihar.
Compared to previous years, this year saw a low turnout of devotees in almost all ghats and other venues as because of the prevailing pandemic. Several devotees celebrated the festival at their homes — on terraces and gardens in artificial tubs.
The Mahakaleshwar ghat on the banks of river Kharkai in Jugsalai had one of the best arrangements in terms of its management and facilities.
Managed by the Mahakaleshwar Chhat Ghat Samity, a not for profit group, this was one of the most decorated ghats in the city that was also equipped with changing rooms for vratis along with two makeshift toilets each for men and women.
The district administration had made elaborate security arrangements.