Himanshu Soni expresses his desire to celebrate Chhath Puja with his friends some day
Himanshu Soni, who essays the character of Kabeer in Zee TV's Kyunki… Saas Maa Bahu Beti Hoti Hai, speaks about the significance of Chhath Puja.
Published: Monday,Nov 20, 2023 07:52 AM GMT-07:00
In the heart of India's cultural mosaic, festivals are not just events; they are emotions, binding people in shared traditions and cherished celebrations. Himanshu Soni, known for his portrayal of Kabeer in Zee TV's Kyunki… Saas Maa Bahu Beti Hoti Hai, shares his sentiments on the significance of Chhath Puja, a festival that holds a special place in the hearts of those residing in the northern states of the Country, particularly Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
In an exclusive conversation with us, the actor speaks about the significance of the festival and says, "Chhath Puja is more like an emotion to the people staying in the northern states of our Country, like UP and Bihar. I have never had a chance to celebrate it, but I have heard a lot about it from a couple of my friends from Bihar. During this time, the excitement and joy are at another level; people come together to celebrate it with grandeur by the lake, river or pond. It is basically a 4-day festival, where married women of the house worship Lord Surya for the well-being of the family. The festival begins with 'Nahay Khay' and is commemorated by offering 'arghya' to the rising sun. Even though I have never been to Bihar during this time, my friends generally show it to me on a video call; it all feels very pure. I wish to be there with them someday and celebrate it."
In the spirit of Himanshu Soni's sentiments, Chhath Puja becomes more than a regional celebration – it transforms into a shared experience that unites people across geographical distances, fostering a sense of unity and cultural pride that transcends borders.