New Delhi: Prominent leaders of India including the President, Union Minister Amit Shah and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took to social media to extend greetings and wish people on the auspicious occasion of Chhath puja. In a tweet, the president said it was a unique festival that worshipped the sun, earth and rivers and hoped that the occasion inspires people to respect the nature.

Home Minister Amit Shah and former President Pranab Mukherjee also greeted citizens, wishing for their long and prosperous life



Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath wished people in a rather special way by uploading a video, in which he is seen speaking in Bhojpuri.


Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also greeted people on the occasion, with tweets in Hindi



Sonia Gandhi also wished people on Chhath pooja and in a statement expressed special reverence for all the people observing a fast. She also prayed to Lord Sun and Chhath Maiya to provide happiness, peace, health, wealth and prosperity to all.

Chhath Pooja is celebrated on the sixth day of the month of Kartik as per the Hindu lunar calendar and is celebrated with great fervour in Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. Every year, the festival starts with paying respect to the setting sun and concludes with offering water to the rising sun.

This year, Chhath Puja will be celebrated from the evening of November 2 till the morning of November 3.