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Day 3: Chhath
SanjhiyaArghya (evening offerings):
The day is spent preparing the Prasad which is offered to the setting sun. The folk songs sung on the evening of Chhath reflect the culture, social structure, mythology and history of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
On the night of day three, a colorful event of Kosi is held. Lighted earthen lamps are kept under a canopy of five sugarcane sticks which signify the human body made of Panchatattva (the five great elements - earth, water, fire, air and ether). This is a symbolic ritual in Chhath Puja,. The lighted lamps signify the solar energy sustaining the human being.