Noida: The annual Chhath Puja that usually sees swarms of people leave the national capital to return to their hometowns in Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh was a lot more muted this year.
The four-day festival began Friday with a ban in place. The Arvind Kejriwal government barred people visiting the Yamuna ghats given the rising cases of coronavirus in the National Capital Region.
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However, this didn’t appear to deter worshippers. Several created ‘mini ponds’ at home to observe the rituals, while smaller groups made their way to far out waterbodies.
ThePrint’s National Photo Editor Praveen Jain spotted one such group and followed them to a pond near the Delhi-Noida border where they carried out the puja. Meanwhile, Senior Video Journalist Manisha Mondal caught snapshots from a terrace with a makeshift pool.