"Life is too short for ugly looking feet!!"
Karva Chauth, is considered a must follow tradition in many orthodox families of India, but over the passage of time it has lost its credibility. Many now believe that if a wife fasts the entire day it has no scientific or practical correlation with husband's age!
Above all women nowadays are professionals and it is not possible for them to stay hungry and thirsty the entire day and also work at the same time. Many husbands now forbid their wives to keep it. I do agree with @mrsfunnybones - Twinkle Khanna. She tweeted that "Men abroad have a more healthier and longer life though their wives do not follow Karvachauth!!"
Tradition Behind Karvachauth
Karva Chauth, one of many Hindu festivals, is a fasting ritual observed by all married Hindu women who seek the longevity, prosperity and well-being of their husbands. This festival is very popular amongst married Hindu women in the western and northern parts of India, primarily in Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. During the Karwa Chauth festival, married Hindu women dedicate the day to their husbands.
This festival is typically celebrated immediately after the autumn harvest. This is the best time to meet friends and relatives and exchange gifts. During this festival parents send various gifts to their married daughters. Karwa chauth is celebrated in different ways depending on the region where a person lives. During this festival, jewelry, clothes and gifts are received from both the woman's mother-in-law and mother. All married women wear wedding day or new ethnic outfits, once again apply bridal mehndi or alta. Married Hindu women dedicate the day to their husbands. Normally, women who observe this festival are called "Saubhagyavati" meaning "joyous and happy status of wifehood.
Karwa chauth is a very important as well as a difficult fast that all married Hindu women observe. The festival begins just before sunrise and ends after worshiping the moon and doing prayers at night. No water or food can be consumed once the sun rises. The fast is only broken after seeing the moon and after all rituals of that particular day have been performed. When the moon has appeared, women break the fast after they have offered water to the moon.
Worshipping - The Moon With A Sieve !!
My husband never wants me to keep a fast on Karvachauth, he says if you really love your wife how can you ask her to stay hungry and thirsty the entire day for you? karvachauth definitely does not increase the husband’s longevity. It should be vice versa and husband’s should exercise regularly, follow a good diet plan and get rid of their bellies, that will definitely increase their lifespan and they should be fasting instead!!
He advised me to, look pretty and dress up like a bride but don’t fast. instead to bought me new Kurti from Biba! Isn't he a sweetheart? love him... He’s one in a million!!
What am I wearing?
- Golden filigree earrings from Tribe by Amrapali
- Blue Bangles purchased Hauz Khas Market
- Red cotton polyester Kurti from Biba
- Royal Blue Dhoti from Ambiance Kreators
- Gold Plated Silver Ghunghru Anklets/ Payal
- Golden Toe Rings from Anuradha Art, Amazon.com
- Golden Faux Kundan Antique Rings
- Mehendi Tattoo.
I purchased Mehendi Tattoos this year instead and applied it on my hands and feet. Mehendi definitely takes more time whereas Mehendi tattoo is very easy to apply it take about 10 minutes for application and so does Alta!!
These tattoos are just like a sticker bindi’s and reusable. They are available in multiple colours to match or contrast your outfit. They are also very delicate therefore not advised for rough usage. You can even wear them to a wedding !
Tip: In case the glue runs out use a body glue or an eyelash glue to stick them for longer period of time. Then they won’t come off till you want them too..
Golden filigree earrings from Tribe by Amrapali
Colourful Bangles !!!
Price: They are very affordable!! The price of Mehendi Tattoo is Rs 50/- a pair and for Alta is Rs 15/- for 50 ml much cheaper than what a mehendi wala takes per hand.
"I hope you enjoyed celebrating Karvachauth following your own customs and rituals!!"
PS: In case you wish purchase a similar set as I am wearing and if Biba is out of stock, you can get it custom stitched at our boutique ambiance kreators, Please call Mr Anirudh Lal at +98 100 78906