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Fourth Day of Chath Puja – Chhath Sooryodaya Argh - Morning Prayers

On the fourth and final day of Chhath Puja, the Chhath Sooryodaya Argh (prayers and puja to rising sun (Surya) in the early morning hours) is performed. Devotees repeat the rituals performed on the third day evening for rising sun. Chhath Sooryodaya Argh in 2023 is on November 20.

Men and women who are undertaking the Chhath fast take a ritual bath in a nearby river, pond or sea and offer prayers to Surya.

Devotees offer ‘Argh’ to rising sun (Lord Surya) along with ‘soop.’ ‘Argh’ and ‘soop’ are offerings and consists of flowers, fruits, bananas, sprouted grains, dry coconut, sugarcane, white radish, sweets and khajuri. The offering is made to Surya by standing in knee-deep water.

The Chhath puja fasting comes to an end after the puja. The offerings made to Surya are shared as Prasad and the Chhath Puja comes to an end.