First Karva Chauth, Make it Special!

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Karva Chauth festival for husband

After marriage in the first year you celebrate all festivals with the new family. Every festival has its importance, but first Karva Chauth is really significant and carries great importance for married Hindu women. For a newly wedded woman it is most important to carry out the traditions of the family and celebrate the Karva Chauth in the same manner. She is showered with blessings of blissful married life ahead. All the married women keep the fast for one-long day for the longevity of their husband.

Nowadays, most of the married women celebrate Karva Chauth festival in group, where all the married women of the community get together and offer all prayers for their husband’s longevity and complete all the vrat rituals together. The festival reflects the joy, excitement and magnificence of being married and reflects the status of a woman with henna, jewelry, the tradition of ‘Sargi’ marital attire and ‘Sindoor’.

The First Sargi: Sargi is the dawn meal, which is generally prepared by mother-in-law. Sargi is consumed before the dawn of Karwa Chauth. This meal includes sweets, fruits and other delicious eatables. The newly wedded daughter-in-law presents some gifts to mother-in-law to show her love and respect for her mother-in-law.

First Baya: Baya is the gift to mother-in-law on the occasion of Karva Chauth from daughter-in-law. This sargi generally consists of salted and sweet mathris, dry-fruits and some special gift. This Baya becomes more important if it’s for the first Karva Chauth. Even for the family of daughter-in-law it is really important. Her mother brings gift for all family members. These gifts consist of some utensils, sweets, clothes for all family members and jewelry and make-up kit for her. However, sweets, utensils and clothes are distributed among the females of the family who are going to participate in the Karva Chauth pooja with the newly wedded bride.

First Karva Chauth Pooja: All the females of the family made special arrangements for the evening and Karva Chauth pooja in a family where they all are going to take part in the pooja with the newly wedded married woman. The newly wedded woman is supposed to wear the bridal lehenga or some heavy sari with jewelry and make up. After performing pooja with the other ladies of the family, she seeks blessings for her happy married life from all elder women of the family. The newly wedded woman distributes mathris and other things amongst the ladies that were a part of baya.

Gifts from Husband: Husband of the woman who observes her first Karva Chauth feels great to see her fasting rigorously whole day for his longevity. To make her feel special and pamper her, he presents her some special Karva Chauth gifts. Nowadays, these days husbands also takes her out for her out for a dinner to save her from the drudgery of day’s cooking work.

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