KarvaChauth is considered one of the most important fasts observed by the married Hindu women.
Online PR News – 09-October-2015 – Delhi – The festival of Karva Chauth is considered one of the most beautiful and soulful festivals of all. The prayers of the women are dedicated solely for the purpose of their husband’s well being. The fast is observed a few days before the grand festival of Diwali and is marked by prayers and worship at the time of breaking the fast. The festival of Karva Chauth is most prevalent in the northern parts of the country including the states of Rajasthan, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.
As the sun rises on the day of the festival, the fast commences. Women are not supposed to eat anything during the whole fast till moonrise, not even drinking water or eating fruits is allowed. Karva Chauth is filled with the spirit of celebration and beauty. The whole day of Karva Chauth is filled with festive activities like preparing items for prayers, decorating hands and feet with henna. A number of relatives and friends grace each other with their presence by meting their dear ones.
Karva Chauth 2015 images are a reflection of the festive spirit of the festival. Women are mostly seen donned in heavy saris and bright colours. Women adorn themselves with all the symbols of a married woman such as nose pins, bangles, anklets, earrings and other married accessories. Karva Chauth 2015 images show the reflection of a woman beautifully draped in the colours of grace and beauty.
With the advent of late afternoon, the women gather for offering the prayers of the festival. The gathering takes place at a common place like a terrace or a garden. All the items for the prayer are assembled on a platter and decorated beautifully for the offerings. Incense sticks, flowers, earthen pots, lamps and idols are an integral part of the items arranged for the prayers and offerings. a number of sweets are offered to the deities and a number of times they are prepared in the homes only.
The whole festival of Karva Chauth comes to an end with the sighting of the moon by seeing its reflection through water, a light fabric or a sieve. Women pray for their husbands and this marks the end of the day long fast.