Nagpur: The Mayor Nanda Jichkar on Wednesday visited Ambazari Lake and reviewed various arrangements being made by Nagpur Municipal Corporation for the upcoming Chhat Puja to be celebrated by North Indian community from October 24 to 27 this year.
Chhat fast is observed by women for the well-being of their spouse and families. It is a 36 hour fast which begins with offering of argha (water) to the setting sun and ends with worshipping the rising sun. The women stand waist deep in water while offering this worship. The argha will be offered to the setting sun on October 26 and to the rising sun on October 27.
The Mayor was accompanied by Dharampeth Zone Chairperson Rupa Rai, Women and Children Welfare Committee Chairman Varsha Thakre, senior Corporator Dayashankar Tiwari, Dharampeth Zone Assistant Commissioner Mahesh Morone, office-bearers of Bahurashtriya Chhat Puja Samiti Sanjay Sharma, Vimal Sharma, Ajay Kumar, Mahesh Thakur, Mukesh Rai, Vivek Kumar, Santosh Sharma and others.
Thousands of devotees visit Ambazari Lake for celebration Chhat Puja. The Mayor directed the concerned authorities to make necessary arrangements such as cleanliness of the area, setting up of lights, maintenance of ghats, safety measures as women stand waist deep in water for offering argha, barricading of the area and other necessary arrangements so that the devotees are not put in any sort of hardships during Chhat Puja celebration. The NMC is making arrangements of pandals, barricading, ground leveling, lighting, drinking water supply, cleanliness etc at Ambazari as well as Futala Lake. Mobile toilets and urinals will be in place for the convenience of devotees. The site would also be brightly illuminated so that the devotees are not put to any difficulties during night time. For collection of ‘Nirmalya’ and other Puja material, large Kalash and other arrangements are being made to maintain cleanliness.