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Karwa Chauth 2018: Here’s how women celebrated the festival throughout India

Karva Chauth (Karwa Chauth) Celebrations 2018: Here is a round-up of how women celebrated the eve of Karva Chauth throughout the country.

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Today, on the eve of Karva Chauth (Karwa Chauth), married women and those reaching the marriageable age will pray for the safety and long life of their husbands, fiancés or desired husbands. Women buy new earthen pots or Karwa and decorate them and put gifts like bangles, bindis and sweets inside them. On the day of Karwa Chauth, they exchange their karwas with other ladies. Decked up in fancy bridal wear, they fast during the day and eat only after the moon rises. Here are some ways in which people celebrated the festival throughout the country.

Amritsar: Woman shows her mehndi (henna) applied hands on the eve of Karva Chauth festival, in Amritsa. (Source: PTI)

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Jammu: Indian women shop for bangles on the eve of Karva Chauth in Jammu, India, It is a practice for Hindu married women to decorate their hands with henna, wear colorful bangles and observe a fast to pray for the longevity and well being of their husbands during this festival. (Source: AP)

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Bikaner: A woman shows freshly applied Henna (Mehndi) on her hands as a part of Karva Chauth celebrations. (Source: PTI)

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Jammu: Indian women shop for bangles together on the eve of Hindu festival Karva Chauth (Source: AP)

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Allahabad: An artist applies henna designs on the hand of a woman on the eve of Hindu festival 'Karwa Chauth. (Source: AP)