- Traditional songs of Gunje Chhath in Beur Jail, Patna.
- 39 prisoners performing Chhath Puja in Beur Jail this year.
- The songs of Chhath are also being sung in Motihari jail.
The whole of Bihar has become devotional with respect to the Mahaparva Chhath of public faith. From the footpaths of the villages to the streets of the city, the traditional Karnapriya songs of Chhath are echoing. In the meantime, faith inside the prison bars of the state is also heavy. Prisoners are also performing Chhath festival in jails, due to which the atmosphere inside the jails has become devotional. Muslim prisoners are also not only taking part in this festival in jail but Muslim prisoners are also doing Chhath festival in many places.
The traditional songs of Chhath are echoing these days in Patna’s Beur Jail. This year, 39 prisoners are performing Chhath Vrat with rules, devotion and tradition, including 18 male and 21 female prisoners. Beur’s Assistant Jail Superintendent Sanjay Kumar said that water tanks have been built for the Chhatris in the jail premises, where fasts will be offered to Asthachalagami Surya on Friday. He informed that the arrangement of Prasad with worship material has been made available by the jail administration.
Chhath songs are also being sung in Motihari jail
Here, songs of Chhath are also being sung in Motihari Jail. The 69 detainees jailed inside the jail methodically during the Chhath festival on Thursday. This includes 37 women and 32 male prisoners. A temporary pond has been constructed inside the jail. Hindu and Muslim people have built the pond together, which is also decorated. Many Muslim prisoners are also performing Chhath festival here. The prison administration has also given new clothes to the female and male vratadharis.
Other prisoners gather to help the fast
Motuhari Jail Superintendent Vidu Kumar said that apart from fruits, worship material and clothes have been arranged by the jail administration for female and male prisoners. He told that other prisoners are engaged in helping these fasting people. Munger also has an atmosphere of devotion. Here six prisoners are doing Chhath Vrat which will offer Arghya to the setting sun on Friday evening. The jail administration has provided all the facilities including worship materials to Chhath Vratis. On Thursday, all these prisoners observed a fast of kharna. The Vrati prisoners distributed Nahai Khay and Kharna Ka Prasad among the other inmates of the jail and the police personnel of Mandal Kara.
20 women and 5 men in Gopalganj jail are also doing prisoner Chhath Puja
Jail Superintendent Jalaj Kumar said, “Prisoners of the women’s ward of Mandal Kara are Neelam Devi, Geeta Devi, Shanti Devi and Rukmani Devi and the prisoners in the men’s ward named Ajit Chaudhary and Vicky Jaiswal are doing Chhath festival. Here, also in Gopalganj jail 20 women and 5 male prisoners are performing Chhath Puja. Sari, Dhoti, Ganji have also been given to the Chhath Vrati women and male inmates along with fruits and worship material for soup and dala by the jail administration. Was made, where arrangements have been made to offer the Lord Bhaskar Arghya to the Vratadharis.
Chhath festival will be concluded on Saturday
The four-day festival started on Wednesday with Nahay-Khay. On Thursday, they offered kheer-roti fast and ate it. Mahaparva Chhath festival will be concluded with Paran after offering the Asthachalagami Sun on Friday and the ardent Lord Bhaskar on Saturday.