В Индии отметили праздник Солнца

15 Ноября 2010, 13:23

В Индии прошли празднования фестиваля Чхатх или Сурья Пуджа, во время которого индусы поклоняются богу солнца. Первый день праздника начинается с ритуального купания (предпочтительно, в реке Ганг). Фото AFP

A Nepalese Hindu woman worships the sun as she stands in the Bagmati River during the Chhath festival, which honours the Sun God, in Kathmandu on November 12, 2010. People pay obeisance to both the rising and setting sun during the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek blessings from the forces of nature, mainly the sun and river. AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA
A Nepalese Hindu woman bathes in the Bagmati River before worshipping the sun during the Chhath festival, which honours the Sun God, in Kathmandu on November 12, 2010. People pay obeisance to both the rising and setting sun during the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek blessings from the forces of nature, mainly the sun and river. AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA
A Nepalese Hindu woman worships the sun as she stands in the Bagmati River during the Chhath festival, which honours the Sun God, in Kathmandu on November 12, 2010. People pay obeisance to both the rising and setting sun during the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek blessings from the forces of nature, mainly the sun and river. AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA
An Indian Hindu devotee prostrate offers prayers during The Chhath Festival in Siliguri on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival, also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in various parts of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water gods. During Chhath festival 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 longivety and health of their spouse. AFP PHOTO/Diptendu DUTTA
A Indian Hindu devotee offers prayers to the sun during The Chhath Festival on the banks of the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival is also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in the eastern part of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water Gods eights days after Diwali, the festival of lights. Chhath festival devotees undergo a fast and offer water, milk and fruits to the Sun God at dawn and dusk. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM
An Indian Hindu devotee offers prayers during the Chhath Festival at a beach in Mumbai on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival, also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in various parts of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water gods. During Chhath festival 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 longivety and health of their spouse. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE
An Indian Hindu devotee offers prayers during the Chhath Festival at a beach in Mumbai on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival, also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in various parts of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water gods. During Chhath festival 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 longivety and health of their spouse. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE
Hindu women offer prayers during the Chhath Festival at a beach in Mumbai on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival, also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in various parts of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water gods. During Chhath festival 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 longivety and health of their spouse. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE
An Indian Hindu devotee offers prayers to the setting sun during The Chhath Festival while standing in the Yamuna river in New Delhi on November 12, 2010. Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. Devotees fast during the day and in the evenings offer Chhat to the setting sun in bodies of water. AFP PHOTO/Manpreet ROMANA
Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers to the setting sun during The Chhath Festival while standing in the Yamuna river in New Delhi on November 12, 2010. Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. Devotees fast during the day and in the evenings offer Chhat to the setting sun in bodies of water. AFP PHOTO/Manpreet ROMANA
Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers to the sun during The Chhath Festival on the banks of the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival is also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in the eastern part of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water Gods eights days after Diwali, the festival of lights. Chhath festival devotees undergo a fast and offer water, milk and fruits to the Sun God at dawn and dusk. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM
Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers to the Sun during the Chhath Festival while standing in a water body in Bangalore on November 12, 2010. Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. People undertake this prayer for the well being of the family, it is believed that people get their wishes fulfilled if they observe Chhat Puja. Chhat is the only time when the setting sun as opposed to its rising is celebrated for its glory as the cycle of birth starts with death. People fast for the whole day and in the evening they offer Chhat to the setting sun at the banks of water body normally a river or sea. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR
An Indian Hindu devotee offer prayers to the Sun during the Chhath Festival while standing in a water body in Bangalore on November 12, 2010. Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. People undertake this prayer for the well being of the family, it is believed that people get their wishes fulfilled if they observe Chhat Puja. Chhat is the only time when the setting sun as opposed to its rising is celebrated for its glory as the cycle of birth starts with death. People fast for the whole day and in the evening they offer Chhat to the setting sun at the banks of water body normally a river or sea. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR
An Indian Hindu devotee offer prayers to the Sun during the Chhath Festival while standing in a water body in Bangalore on November 12, 2010. Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. People undertake this prayer for the well being of the family, it is believed that people get their wishes fulfilled if they observe Chhat Puja. Chhat is the only time when the setting sun as opposed to its rising is celebrated for its glory as the cycle of birth starts with death. People fast for the whole day and in the evening they offer Chhat to the setting sun at the banks of water body normally a river or sea. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR
A woman offers prayers during the Chhath Festival at a beach in Mumbai on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival, also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in various parts of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water gods. During Chhath festival 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 longivety and health of their spouse. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE
smoke from joss sticks engulf Indian Hindu devotees as they offer prayers to the sun during the Chhath Festival in Bangalore on November 12, 2010. Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. People undertake this prayer for the well being of the family, it is believed that people get their wishes fulfilled if they observe Chhat Puja. Chhat is the only time when the setting sun as opposed to its rising is celebrated for its glory as the cycle of birth starts with death. People fast for the whole day and in the evening they offer Chhat to the setting sun at the banks of water body normally a river or sea. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR
A woman offers prayers during the Chhath Festival at a beach in Mumbai on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival, also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in various parts of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water gods. During Chhath festival 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 longivety and health of their spouse. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE
Indian women offer prayers during the Chhath Festival at a beach in Mumbai on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival, also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in various parts of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water gods. During Chhath festival 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 longivety and health of their spouse. AFP PHOTO/ Punit PARANJPE
TOPSHOTS Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers to the sun during The Chhath Festival on the banks of the Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad on November 12, 2010. The Chhath festival is also known as Surya Pooja (worshipping of the sun) is observed in the eastern part of India, where homage is paid to the sun and water Gods eights days after Diwali, the festival of lights. Chhath festival devotees undergo a fast and offer water, milk and fruits to the Sun God at dawn and dusk. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAM
TOPSHOTS An Indian Hindu devotee hand over a traditional oil lamp as they prepare for prayers to the sun during the Chhath Festival while standing in a water body, in Bangalore on November 12, 2010. Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. People undertake this prayer for the well being of the family, it is believed that people get their wishes fulfilled if they observe Chhat Puja. Chhat is the only time when the setting sun as opposed to its rising is celebrated for its glory as the cycle of birth starts with death. People fast for the whole day and in the evening they offer Chhat to the setting sun at the banks of water body normally a river or sea. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu SARKAR

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