November 14, 2018 15:59 IST

Indians pay tribute to the water gods on the last day of The Chhath Festival

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The Chhath Festival 2018 The Chhath Festival, also known as Surya Pooja, or worship of the sun, is observed in parts of India and Nepal and sees devotees pay homage to the sun and water gods. Credit: Getty Images
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The Chhath Festival 2018 Devotees undergo a fast and offer water and milk to the sun god at dawn and dusk on the banks of rivers or small ponds and pray for the longevity and health of their spouse. Credit: Getty Images
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The Chhath Festival 2018 Indian Hindu devotees perform religious rituals during early morning as they wait for the sunrise to pray to the sun god Surya on the banks of the river Yamuna during Chhath Puja at Baluaghat in Allahabad. Credit: Getty Images
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The Chhath Festival 2018 Indian devotees take part in a ritual worshipping the sun god during the Chhath Festival on the banks of the holy river Ganges in Varanasi. Credit: Getty Images
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The Chhath Festival 2018 Indian Hindu devotees take part in a ritual worshipping the sun god during the Chhath Festival on the banks of Sabarmati river in Ahmedabad. Credit: Getty Images