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Devotees throng banks of Yamuna to celebrate Chhath Puja in Delhi

 Devotees throng banks of Yamuna to celebrate Chhath Puja in Delhi

Thousands of people  celebrated the Chhath puja festival in Delhi on Tuesday. Image: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

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Devotees at the Yamuna river in Delhi. Prayers were held at several places, including the Purvi ghat, Hathi ghat and Shyam ghat. Image: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

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A woman gives a symbolic offering at the Yamuna river. Chhath puja is a traditional obeisance to the sun god, a ritual observed largely by people belonging to Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh. Image: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

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A policemen watches over the area as people arrive for Chhath celebrations. Delhi police had extensive measures in place, including a helicopter for monitoring traffic at the celebrations. Image: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

The festival includes cooking of traditional food, a fast on the second day, and making a symbolic offering to the sun. Image: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

Devotees at the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi. The Chhath Puja is celebrated over four days. Image: Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

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Updated Date: Nov 18, 2015 12:17:38 IST