BJANA celebrates Chhath puja at Raritan River

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The Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) celebrated Chaath puja of the Sun God, on the banks of Raritan River in New Jersey. Photo courtesy of the organization.

The Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America (BJANA) celebrated Chaath puja of the Sun God, on the banks of Raritan River in New Jersey.

A total of 25 members of the community observed a three-day fast and puja which brought about 800 members of the community together, according to a press release.

Chaath puja is very close to the hearts of all members of the Bihar and Jharkhand community as they have grown up watching this puja in their families back in India and have missed it here in the US.

The celebration brought back memories and bonded the community in a very special way.

The event was attended by Deputy Consulate General of India Shatrughna Sinha and also by FIA President Alok Kumar.

Some family members visiting from India who attended the puja of the setting sun and the rising sun, said that “it feel like we were in India for Chaath this year!”

The BJANA team under the leadership of President Vinay Singh received great accolades from the ‘Vratis’ and the attendees for their impeccable arrangements for this puja, said the release.

 

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