Sargi Karwa Chauth

The Hindu married women keep a day long rigorous fast on the day of Karwa Chauth to seek long life, well being, safety and prosperity of the husband. This fast is seen as the toughest of all fasts as the women do not even drink water the whole day. The fast is broken only after sighting the moon in the night. To prepare for this day long fast, there is ritual of preparing a pre-dawn meal called Karwa Chauth sargi, which the women eat before sun rise. The sargi is usually gifted to the daughter-in-law by the mother-in-law and also contains saree, sindoor or vermillion, glass or designer bangles, designer bindi, mehendi or henna, red ribbon, coconut, a gift that is usually a piece of jewellery or a beautiful saree and seviyan, which is to be eaten in the morning of Karva Chauth.