Karwa Chauth – a festival which is filled with colors, zeal and enthusiasm. It brings people closer to their loved ones, especially married couples since they cherish a strong bond with each other. It falls nine days prior to Diwali, precisely on Kartik ki Chauth. It has had both cultural and social significance since ancient times and is celebrated with huge fervour. Married Hindu women all across north India practice fast from sunrise until moonrise on this special day and get dressed in their best attires with solah shringar and pray for their husbands long life.
The morning begins with activities like applying intricate henna designs in hands and dressing up for the festival. After having the traditional pre-dawn karva chauth meal called ‘sargi’, women fast for the entire day. By evening, vibrantly dressed women gather in a house or nearby temple for Karwa Chauth puja celebration.
There is a tradition of reading Karwa Chauth Katha (story) and sing a song that is specifically composed for the festival. Puja thali for this special occasion is decorated with flowers and a small pitcher or Karva filled with water is placed in the center. All the women sit in a circle and as the story continues, ladies circulate their Baya thalis. After the puja, this thali is handed over to eldest member of the family who blesses every woman to get all the happiness in life.
The newly-wed brides too look forward to Karwa Chauth with great zeal and the very first Karwa Chauth fast after marriage holds a special significance. Mothers-in-law bless their daughters-in-law and wish that they always enjoy a healthy and happy married life.
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