Friday 10 October 2014

Karva chauth – A Day to Bestow Love

Some people were joking narrating an incident about karva chauth and I overheard it which had really saddened me. A wife badly waiting for her husband to come as moon has appeared in the sky. All the ladies have come up on their terrace to worship moon along with their husbands. Wife calls her husband. After ignoring so many of her calls finally he replies to her call and questions hastily. What’s the matter? Why are you calling me again n again? The wife is quick to retort that she fasted today and it is his parents who forced to celebrate this festival. They are only to be blamed for causing her and themselves all the discomfort. This way the call ended and the charm of the festival disappears. This shows So much for the spirit of celebration!

On another note I have seen many the couples for whom karva chauth is more than a festival. They celebrate the every moment of this day by showing so much love, care and bonding to each other. In some of the cases the husbands have also kept this fast for their wives’ so that she could live a healthy and a long life, such should be the feeling in every men of equal participation. In-fact it is quite recommended for the men to pitch in which makes it a much more enjoyable experience for everyone. While for wives it’s a day of dressing up as a new bride.

Rituals of Karva Chauth

Celebrating Karva chauth, married Hindu women observe a day-long fast for the long life of their husband. Women carry out this meticulous fast with full devotion and enthusiasm. By observing Karva Chauth vrat, women express love for their husband and rejuvenate their married life. In modern India, Karva Chauth is more like Valentine's Day for married couples - a day to express love and re-affirm marital vows. It is interesting to observe that the popularity of age-old festival of Karva Chauth is rising every passing year. Even in today's jet fast age, modern Indian women have maintained their faith in ancient Indian scriptures and tradition. Modern day women observe the fast by carrying out all the prescribed rituals with full devotion.

On the day women keep fasting whole day. In Punjab there is a trend of eating sargi before sunrise but in other parts of Northern India it's not so. For the whole day female keep fasting for their husbands. Women perform puja and listens the story of Karva Chauth. They complete their rituals which symbolizes asking for the same husband for seven lives. Apart from all these, any Indian festival is never complete without exchange of Gifts. After performing all the rituals, women receive expensive and unique gifts from their husbands. The market offers a wide array of Karva chauth Gifts to lure your wives on this special day. Sending Gifts on this occasion is a way to convey that you love and care for her. This shows the glorifying face of Karva Chauth.

So Why not make this Karva Chauth, a day of special feel by spending some quality time together with your better half to the milieu of all the festivities. Revive the romance by promising to have your relationship work better through investment of fresh energy and time on a regular basis as a couple.

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