Thanks to many Bollywood films and Hindi serials, everyone knows about the nitty-gritty of Karwa Chauth. From mother-in-laws sending Sargi to their daughter-in-laws to husbands making their wives drink water after a day-long fast, we have seen many romantic manifestations on the silver screen. But even if it is not as melodramatic as shown in Karan Johar or Yash Chopra film, there are hundreds of women observing the auspicious day.
Celebrated on the fourth day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar in the Kartik month, married women or girls reaching the marriageable age keep the fast. It is believed that Savitri begged the god of death, Lord Yama, for her husband’s soul, thereby the belief that keeping this taxing fast would protect their husbands from any harm and ensure long life to them.
As women prepare for the big day, with mehendi and ‘sola sringar’, devotedly praying and waiting for the moon to appear in the sky, others are busy cracking jokes and poking fun. Sample these.
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) October 8, 2017
All men on my flight feeling happy n safe dat their wives have kept Karwachauth 2day and I am just wondering what if the pilot’s wife hasn’t
— Vipul Goyal (@HumorouslyVipul) October 8, 2017
— Sarika (@Saree_Ka) October 6, 2017
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) October 8, 2017
When he says “baby aaj me bhi tumhare liye KarvaChauth ka Fast rakhunga”. pic.twitter.com/MqL4clalNt
— Unemployed Marwadi (@pankaj_asiwal) October 8, 2017
— Deepak Dhar (@deepak30000) October 8, 2017
Ladies – today is #KarwaChauth
I will be off Tinder till my wife sees the moon. Hope you understand.
Rukawat ke liye khed hain :-)
— Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) October 8, 2017
— Cow Love (@GauPrem) October 8, 2017
— Charles Babuwski (@GaurangBhardwa1) October 8, 2017
#Karwachauth: When foodie women give up their first love (food) for their second love (a guy).
— Shuchi Singh Kalra (@shuchikalra) October 8, 2017
— Sumeet Kashyap (@kashyap0801) October 8, 2017
People are celebrating karva chauth and here I’m opening the fridge like:
“Baby you light up my world like nobody else” 😍#KarwaChauth
— Sarcastic Singh (@sarcastic_singh) October 8, 2017
— Nagraj (@zehreelimaut) October 8, 2017
— deepika101 (@dpka102) October 7, 2017
Karva choth shopping pic.twitter.com/omy5Ru5ylZ
— Deepubudhlada (@deepubudhlada) September 14, 2017
The festival is widely observed in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and parts of Uttar Pradesh every year. Women observe rigorous fasting on this day, without even drinking a glass of water after sunrise. It is only when the moon rises that they eat something to break their fast. During this time, men are generally expected to feed the first bite of food to their wives.