Chhath is an ancient Hindu festival, dedicated to Lord Surya and Chhathi Maiya known to be the wife of Surya. People from across country are enthusisstically involved in preparations for Chhath Pooja. Shopping for the festival is in full swing. Ghats and the water bodies are being cleaned before the devotees take the holy dip. The devotees who observe the fast during this festival are called Vrati.