Chatt Festival

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"Chatt is a festival dedicated to the Sun God, considered to be a means to thank the sun for bestowing the bounties of life in earth and fulfilling particular wishes. Once a family start performing Chatt , it is continued annually by the following generations. If unable to perform the puja (Worship)themselves for personal reasons, it is recommended that one should assist some one else who is performing the puja by providing funds or the prasad instead of completely missing the puja. . Women offers grains, fruits etc. to the god Sun. Hindu women observe a day-long fast during the festival, wishing for the betterment of their family and society. Woman baths in the cold water of lake or pond as it is the important part of this puja. The people of Bihar have enormous trust in this festival. It is considered to be one of the most rewarding fasts and pujas. Lord Kartikeya --the first son of Shiva and Parvati- is prayed on this occasion along with the sun. During this week people abstain from telling lies, smoking and gaming. They also become vegetarian for the extent, if they are non-vegetarians. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ and