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Old 10-11-2006, 11:39 AM
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Indian Festival: Karvachauth

India earns great honor for its religious values, customs and traditions. Indian women are looked all over the world with great honors b'coz of their devotions towards their families and husband.

Although, there is custom of keeping fasts in India but "karvachauth" is something different and unique. Generally, women of north India keep this fast for long lives of their husbands.

Mythological, it has religious importance. There is a old story behind it.
In north India, women shop a lot a day before the fast. Shops are tastefully decorated and numerous display of stalls offering variety of colorful bangles and jewelry are held .Women decorate their hand with beautiful patterns of mehndi and buy sweets.

On the day of fast, it is customary to eat "sargii" before sunrise. No food or water is taken throughout the day. In the evening, women dressed it beautiful and colorful attires gather and "katha"(listening to famous mythological story) is held.


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Karva Chauth is a fast undertaken by married Hindu women who offer prayers seeking the welfare, prosperity, well-being, and longevity of their husbands. Karva Chauth falls about nine days before diwali on the Kartik ki Chauth some time in October or November. It is the most important fast observed by the women of North India. A woman keeps such a fast for the well-being of her husband, who becomes her protector after she leaves her parents home. Her husband provides her with food, shelter, clothing, respectability, comfort and happiness.
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