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Karwa Chauth 2017: Twitterati celebrate Karva Chauth with hilarious memes and jokes

Happy Karwa Chauth 2017: As women in India wait for the moon to break their fast on Karva Chauth, Tweeple are busy cracking jokes and sharing memes while extending their wishes to those celebrating the festival.

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Married women looking at the moon through a sieve as part of a ritual to break her fast during Karva Chauth festival, in Varanasi on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

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.

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.