BJANA Celebrates A Traditional Ritual For The ‘Sun God’


NEW JERSEY: The Bihar Jharkhand Association of North America widely know as BJANA celebrated their most traditional and auspicious Chaath puja of the Sun God on the banks of Raritan River in New Jersey.

More than 25 Members of the community – Vratis observed the 3-day fast and puja which brought about 800 members of the community together.

Chaath puja is very close to the hearts of all members of the Bihar and Jharkhand community as they have grown up watching this puja in their families back in India and have missed it in the United States.

The celebration brought back memories and bonded the community in a very special way.The event was attended by Deputy Consul General of India, Shatrughna Sinha and also by FIA President Alok Kumar.

There were many parents visiting from India and attended the puja of the setting sun and the rising sun and organizers aid their comments were priceless when they said that “it feels like we were in India for Chatth this year!”

The BJANA  Executive team under the leadership of President Vinay Singh received accolades from the Vratis and the attendees for impeccable arrangements made for the glorious puja.