The four-day Chhath Puja celebrations commenced on Wednesday with authorities making ready ghats for devotees to pay obeisance to the Lord Solar from November 20 to 21. Round 1,000,000 devotees throng ghats for celebrating Bihar’s greatest pageant.
Authorities in Patna have appealed to the devotees to carry out the puja at their houses to scale back the variety of devotees at ghats in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Patna district Justice of the Peace Kumar Ravi mentioned police have been deployed at ghats and devotees won’t be allowed to commute of their private automobiles to minimize the crowds. “Therefore, there can be no parking amenities on the ghats.”
Ravi mentioned no non-public boats can be allowed to ferry devotees through the pageant. “As a precautionary measure, we’ve got deployed catastrophe administration groups. … officers want to implement security requirements at Chhath ghats amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Ghats are getting outfitted with primary facilities together with ingesting water, bogs, and lighting amenities. Barricading is being achieved for social distancing. “
The Patna Municipal Company has began distributing ganga jal to encourage the celebration of Chhath at houses in view of the pandemic.