Association of Nepal Terai in Australia (ANT-Aus) has celebrated Chhath pooja in Sydney on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2019(Saturday and Sunday) at the Georges River, Chipping Norton. The first day of the pooja was done by worshiping the sun while it was settling down to the horizon and the second day of the pooja was done by worshipping the rising sun standing in the water of Georges river in Sydney.
As a continuity of the cultural preservation of Terai-Madhes of Nepal, it is twelfth-time ANT-Aus has organized the Chahth pooja in Sydney. With the ANT-Aus’s vice president Mrs. Sangita Sah some other devotees(Bratalu) were fasting even without water for the pooja. With the huge participation of about 300 people from different communities of Nepal, Chhath pooja was held the same way as it is done in homeland Nepal. There were participants from outside of Sydney as well for this one of the key holy festivals of Terai-Madhes of Nepal. Along with other participants, NSW Consulate General Mr. Dipak Khadka, NRNA Oceana Coordinator Mr. Hom Pandey, Social worker Mr. Ganesh Tamang and Mr. Chhirign Lama participated the holy pooja and had a traditional Chhath prasad called ‘Thekuwa’.