Regrets for not posting yesterday though some of you might be knowing the reason behind it.I am in Delhi right now and as usual too excited and happy to meet my Mom and Dad.I don’t believe it but I miss my mom so much in Hyderabad .There was a time when we use to have altercation every day and that too on silly reason.I guess we girls realize the importance of mom only after we get married .:D:D.
Karva chauth 2010 date is 26th October2010
this time.It is a very big festival is north India .Yesterday while coming back from the airport I stopped in a mall in between
and I was so happy to see so many women shopping for the festival.I guess this is the only festival which Delhi women enjoys the most as they get the full freedom to splurge on this day.After all they are going to fast for their husband longevity.
Fast of Karva chauth is of particular importance to all Hindu married women in India.They believe that the festival ensures prosperity, longevity and well being of their husbands.The festival falls on the fourth day of the Kartik month by the Hindu calender(fourth day of the waning moon or the dark fortnight)
Karva chauth puja
On the Karva chauth married women eat food early in the morning before sunrise.They are not suppose to eat or even drink water during the day.In the evening the ladies listen to the Karwa Chauth Katha and fast if over after the moonrise.
Preparation of the pooja starts a day in advance. Married woman buy shringar or traditional adornments and the other puja items like karwa, heena , lipsticks, bindi etc.
They get up early in the morning and prepare food and have it before sunrise.They pass the whole day by meeting friends and relatives and decorate pooja thali.
In evening women gather together at a common place like a temple or a garden and elderly ladies narrates the lengend of Karwa Chouth.
Karwa chauth thali
In Karwa chauth thali a special mud pot, that is considered a sympol of lord Ganesha, a metal
burn filled with water, flowers, idols of Ambika Gaur mata, Goddess Parwati and some fruits, mathi and food grains, A part of it is offered to the dieties and the story teller.
During the pooja every one lightens the earthen lamp and keep it in their thali while listening to Karwa story, Sindoor, incense sticks and rice are also kept in the thali.
Husband on this day give a surprise gift to their wife and those who have a wife like me then they are infromed before hand what they are suppose to give in their “Surprise Gift”
Karwa chauth katha
All the wise she readers who do not have karva chauth books with them can read the Karva chauth katha from here.