Karva Chauth Festival

Karva Chauth Festival

About Karva Chauth

The word Karva Chauth is made up of two words, ‘Karva,’ which means an earthen pot with a spout and ‘Chauth’ which means fourth. The earthen pot is of great significance as it is used by the women to offer water to the moon as part of the festival rituals. It is said that this festival began when women started praying for the safe return of their husbands who went to fight wars in far off lands. It is also held that it is celebrated to mark the end of the harvest season. Whatever be the origins, the festival offers an occasion to strengthen familial ties.

What is special on Karwa Chauth?

The festival of Karwa Chauth is more popular amongst the North Indian States. Karwa Chauth celebrates the love shared between husband and wife. Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated annually by married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands. In return, husbands pamper their wives with unique and romantic gifts to make this occasion special for them. The festival is also observed by unmarried women who pray in the hope of securing a desired life partner.

What should we do on first Karva Chauth?

The first Sargi includes cosmetics, pre-dawn Karwa Chauth meal, and other things like dry fruits, mathri from the mother-in-law. The ritual of Baya is also prevalent in some rituals where the mother of the bride has to shower gifts to the mother-in-law and other family members of the bride.

What is the best gifts for Karva Chauth?

Karva Chauth Gifts by Relation Karva Chauth Gift Ideas
Wife Pooja Thali, Karwa Chauth Sargi, Sarees, etc.
Fiancee Handbags, Photo frame, Flowers, Cake, etc.
Mother-in-law Dry Fruits, Sweets, Chocolates, etc.
Husband Wallets, Cushion, Greeting cards, Perfume, etc.

What is the best gift for wife on Karva Chauth?

Gift by Type Gift Ideas
Romantic Gifts Pooja Thali, Hand Bags, Perfumes, Stole, Sarees, etc.
Jewellery Necklace, Anklet, Heart Shaped Danglers, Jewellery Set, etc.
Flowers Roses, Lilies, Orchids, Flower Bouquets, etc.
Personalized Gifts Photo Frames, Lamps, Mugs, Cushions, etc.

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