Chhath Puja, a revered and ancient Hindu festival dedicated to the worship of the Sun God, holds a special place in the hearts of millions of people in India and Nepal. Celebrated mainly in specific regions of Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Nepal, this age-old tradition is one of deep devotion, purification and gratitude. Chhath Puja, also known as Surya Shashthi, is a festival which marks an expression of gratitude towards Lord Surya. Sun God is considered to be the source of life on earth, and this festival is a way of thanking him for sustaining life, prosperity and happiness. Chhath Puja is celebrated to seek blessings for the well-being and prosperity of families and to purify the mind, body and soul. This year Chhath Puja will be celebrated from 17th to 20th November. The festival lasts for four days, each with its own unique significance and rituals. These days are Nahay Khay, Kharna, Sandhya Arghya and Usha Arghya. Let us know which are the Bollywood celebs who celebrate this great festival with pomp.
Over the past few years, we have seen many talented actors from Bihar celebrating the festival with great enthusiasm. First of all, the name of eminent actor, Manoj Bajpayee is included in this. The actor was born on April 23, 1969 in a small village called Belwa in Bettiah, Bihar. The actor is also happily married to his wife Shabana Raza. Over the years, in many of his interviews, we have seen Manoj recalling stories from his childhood days, when he used to celebrate Chhath Puja at his home in Bihar. However, despite living in Mumbai for most of his life, he never forgets to wish everyone a happy Chhath Puja.
Ravi Kishan also celebrates Chhath Puja
Born on 17 July 1969 in Mumbai, Ravi Kishan’s family is from Kerakat district of Jaunpur. Well-known megastars of Bhojpuri film industry never forget their roots. The actor has celebrated Chhath Puja several times over the past few years. Apart from this, he has also been seen giving arg and picking up soup at the ghat. Let us tell you that actor Ravi has mesmerized everyone with his acting skills not only in Bhojpuri but also in Hindi, Telugu, Kannada and Tamil cinema.
It is always said that the love that Shatrughan Sinha received and is getting from the people of Bihar will never be received by any actor. The iconic actor was born on 15 July 1946 in Patna. Every year on the auspicious festival of Chhath Puja, Shatrughan Sinha reportedly makes sure to visit nearby ghats to ensure proper arrangements for the devotees. The actor reportedly celebrated the festival in Mumbai with his wife, Poonam Sinha, and their children, Sonakshi Sinha, Luv Sinha and Kush Sinha.
Pankaj Tripathi celebrates Chhath
Pankaj Tripathi, one of the best actors in the Hindi film industry at present, needs no introduction. With her performances in films and web series like Masaan, Newton, Gurgaon, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Stree, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Ludo, Kaagaz, Mimi, Criminal Justice, Mirzapur, she has already showcased her talented acting skills to the world. Have proved it. Apart from his acting, Pankaj Tripathi is known for his love and respect for Belsand village of Bihar. Also, he is very close to his roots and tries his best to visit his village in Bihar every year to celebrate Chhath Puja with his family.
Gurmeet Choudhary celebrates festival with Debina
Popular television actor, Gurmeet Choudhary was born on 22 February, 1984 in Jairampur village of Bhagalpur, Bihar. Despite living in Mumbai for more than a decade, he is still attached to his traditions. Every year on Chhath Puja, he and his wife Debina Banerjee celebrate this auspicious festival with full rituals and enthusiasm.
Monalisa celebrates festival
Famous Bhojpuri actress Monalisa has been seen in films like Tauba Tauba and Blackmail. However, his participation in Bigg Boss 10 took his popularity to a new level. After which he worked in the famous supernatural show Nazar. The actress was born on 21 November 1982 in West Bengal. Monalisa celebrates Chhath Puja every year with her loved ones. The actress is happily married to her husband Vikrant Singh.