Karwa Chauth is just around the corner. It is a very significant Hindu festival fo married women across the country. During this festival, women do not eat any food for the entire day. They eat food early in the morning before sunrise and then fast for the entire day for this festival. From sunrise to sunset, they are allowed only to drink water.
After the sun has set in the evening, all the ladies come together to listen to Karwa Chauth Katha. Once the moon rises, the fast is over. Women break their fast by drinking a glass of water that is given by their husbands. The practice of Karwa Chauth symbolises the love between a husband and his wife.
Karwa Chauth is based on the Hindu lunisolar calendar. It falls four days after a full moon in the month of Kartika. Karwa Chauth is practised majorly in the Northern parts of India. It is celebrated as a prayer for the long life of the husband by the wife.
Karwa Chauth has been highly showcased in Bollywood movies. One cannot forget the scene from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham where Hrithik Roshan gives his on-screen Bhabhi, Kajol a sargi. The iconic Karwa Chauth scene from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in which Shah Rukh Khan gives a glass of water to Kajol has a special place in our hearts. The scene from Baghban where Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini are celebrating Karwa Chauth on a phone call will make your heartbreak.
On Karwa Chauth, women dress their best self and are seen adorning heavy jewellery. Sometimes, groups of women come together and spend their day singing songs and playing games. An important part of Karwa Chauth is the beautiful mehendi that women don during Karwa Chauth.