Karva Chauth: A heart warming ritual

November 02, 2012 20:02
Karva Chauth: A heart warming ritual

Today the married women of north India will fast till moon rise, till they see the face of  their husbands through the tiny holes of a sieve along with the glittering moon.

Today it is  Karwa Chauth , a festival that provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. All married women will  fast which they believe will  ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. This Hindu festival has a cultural and social significance and mostly all north  Indians celebrate this festival with great devotion.  

The festival begins before sunrise and ends only after offering prayers and worshiping the moon at night. No food not even water can be taken after sunrise. Women dress up in their best cloths and  jewelery, apply henna, adding radiance to the festive mood. The dresses are frequently of red or orange in color, which are considered auspicious and a symbol of married life.

Keeping pace with modernity nowadays fashion shows  dance competitions , and special eating out stalls are also organized to make the occasion more alive.  

Warm greetings to all for this heart warming festival. Live long and prosper.

(AW: Jyotishman)

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