Karva Chauth is the celebrated in the month of Kartik. It is observed on the fourth day of waning moon fortnight of Kartik (October – November). Karva Chauth is a special festival which is known to be the celebration of conjugal love. In 2011 Karva Chauth is on Saturday, 15th October.
Karva Chauth is the celebrated in the month ofKartik. It is observed on the fourth day of waning moon fortnight ofKartik (October – November). Karva Chauth is a special festival whichis known to be the celebration of conjugal love. In 2011 Karva Chauthis on Saturday, 15th October.
Karva Chauth is mostly celebrated by the married women mostly in theNorthern parts of India. In this article we shall know about the legendand the celebrations of Karva Chauth.
The Philosophy behind Karva Chauth
Karva chauth is the festival of unflinching faith and loyalty of thewife towards her husband. The relationship of wife and husband is thebasis of many other relationships. If this relationship is sweet thenthere is love and happiness in the whole family and if thisrelationship is bitter then all other relationships are bound to bespoiled. Thus ideally wife and husband, both should have properunderstanding about marital life and work out to have happy and longlasting relationship.
Festivals in Vedic times gave impetus to strengthen relationships.Karwa Chauth is special time in the year where the married peoplereflect into marital relationship. On this day wife expresses herappreciation for her husband by fasting whole day and husbandreciprocates by giving her gifts. There can be many rituals associatedwith it but the essence and philosophy behind is strengthening the bondconjugal relationship. Women observe this to express chastity and lovetowards husband and for husband it is responsibility to care his wife.
Karva Chauth Rituals and Celebrations
The day of Karva Chauth is very special for newly married couple. Newlywed woman wear bridal lehnga and choli for the second time. She becomesthe bride for the second time. Things such as bangles, jewelery,mehandi, bindis and other decorative items make the day of karvachauth. Women observe fasting without water (nirjal) for the whole day.They break their fast in the night after seeing the moon. They doritual worship of moon while breaking the fast. Whole day they pray totheir deities for health, longevity and well-being of their husband.