Saturday, October 15, 2011

Karwa Chauth by Unmarried Women

Karwa Chauth is essentially a Hindu festival for the married women. But it has been noticed that even unmarried women who are engaged and have a fiancé like to keep Karwa Chauth fast and perform the rituals with equal devotion and dedication along with married women. Sometimes daughters have been seen to observe the rigorous Karwa Chauth along with their mothers in the hope of getting a loving husband for themselves. The rituals of puja, aarti, fast, and even the henna rituals and everything else is followed by unmarried women in the same way as married women. They offer puja in the evening and dress up in red or other bright colours. Carrying their puja thali filled with fruits, flowers, diya, etc. they go to offer their prayers. They also listen to the Karva Chauth Katha while passing their puja thalis around.

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