Karwachauth is a most awaited religious festival for Hindu married women in India. Women involve themselves in shopping to buy beautiful dresses, jewelries and visit nearby market places on this day. A fewer are the must- do-rituals; a married woman should not miss on this auspicious occasion, these include: Sargi, Baya, applying henna (mehndi), solah shringar, narration of fasting story (vrat katha) sieving moon in the evening and breaking fast. However, Mehndi is considered as one of the most distinguished and significant rituals among all the.
Mehndi: Applying Henna in their pretty hands is something they cannot skip in Karwachauth. And, in Hindu tradition, it is said that applying Henna during Karwachauth enhances longevity, brings in spiritual enlightenment and intensifies fertility of husbands. Howbeit, these art forms of Mehndi verily depend upon the states they belong, culture they follow, region they are into and their personal choices as well as the time they have. We bring in some prodigious Mehndi designs, exclusively on this Karwachauth event for our beautiful ladies out there!
10 Exclusive Karwachauth Mehndi Designs:
Sparkled- Back Design:
Flower Stems (Bel Style) :
Here we are showcasing the other important rituals for Karwachauth:
Sargi: Sargi is the very first ritual performed early in the morning before sunrise. Gulping every edible stuff of a special Thali- holding different types of foods and cuisines is a must do –ritual to remain fit and energetic during the day till sunset. As they cannot even have a sip of liquid after sunrise and can only break their fasts after peeking the moon, subsequent to the Karwa chauth traditions.
Baya: In some regions, there is a ritual, conducted by mother-in-laws (saas) of sending a unique gift (Click here for Gifts) to their daughter-in-laws (bahu) on this notable Hindu festival. This can either be an exquisite Thali containing 16 stuffs (solah-shringar) or a token of love (care) through money or sweets.
Solah Shringar: However, fasting ritual is considered the toughest among all these ceremonial rituals because a lady cannot even gulp a single drop of water in the course of Karwa chauth fasting till moonrise. Hence, the only way to get stressed out is to think more about looking bonzer (attractive) by beautifying yourself differently with Solah Shringar.
Narration of fasting story (vrat katha): Prior to Karwa chauth puja, the foremost or the eldest married lady tells the fasting story (vrat katha) to the folks present there in the vicinity, followed by a couple of solemn rituals and traditional ceremonies.
Sieving moon in the evening: Custom of catching a glimpse of moon is a mandatory ceremony while performing rituals during the moon-rise. The fasting lady takes a quick glance of shining moon for the long-life and prosperity of her husband.
Breaking the fast and exchanging gifts: Being one of the hardest fasts after the wedding, it does not even allow women to eat (and drink), the whole day. Therefore, they crave for breaking it to have their self-made fingerlicious food only after performing all the rituals and taking a glance to the moon with the strainer. They also await their loving husbands to gesture them with a gift, eventually. Here is Karwa chauth 2018 special gift ideas.