Kathmandu, 19 Nov: President Ram Chandra Poudel performed Chhath Puja in Gaurighat today.
He visited the shrine on the main day of the Chhath Puja and made offerings to the ‘setting sun’.
Many ordinary people as well as dignitaries also offered prayers to Sun that is regarded central to the prosperity of the earth and individuals.
Rivers bank, streams and ponds across the country have been tastefully decorated for the occasion.
The devotees observe fast and stay awake all night and end it after offering prayers to the rising sun tomorrow .
Chhat, predominantly observed in the Tarai region, has however, transcended the traditional boundary and is getting equally popular in the hills and the mountains as well the capital valley.