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- Created on Monday, 19 November 2012 02:56
Patna: Chhath devotees in Patna, on the second day of the festival on Monday, observed Kharna by taking the customary dip in the Ganges and observing day-long 'nirjala' fast.
In the evening, devotees broke their fast by eating 'roti' and 'kheer' prepared on the clay oven fueled by woods cut from mango trees, an old tradition associated with Bihar's most revered festival.
Like last year, among millions of other Biharis who are observing Chhath in Bihar was television film star Ratan Rajput who returned to Patna just to take active part in the festival.
Later, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar welcomed guests at his home at 1 Anne Marg where his relatives have gathered to observe Chhath. A number of his Cabinet members, including prominent leaders of the Muslim community, joined him in celebrating the festival while sharing the 'prasad' with the family members.