When was Karva Chauth in 2014?
Karva Chauth is a holy ritual performed by the married Hindu ladies for the prosperity and well being of their husbands. In traditional language karva means ‘clay pot’ while chauth means ‘fourth’. This one day festival is widely celebrated in North and Western India. The festival is observed on the fourth day after the full moon of the month of Kartik, according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar. It is believed that Karva Chauth which is celebrated since the medieval ages, strengthens and intensifies the eternal bond of husband with his wife.
In the year 2014, Karva Chauth will be celebrated on 11th of October, Saturday.
One of the most important festival, Karva Chauth is celebrated with great fervour and dedication. Every married woman celebrates her ‘wifehood’ by observing a day long fast. According to the established custom, the fast begins from dawn. On the pious day, they get up early before sunrise and have their pre dawn meal known as ‘sargi’. This “sargi’ is usually prepared by the mother-in-law. Fasting women do not eat or drink water all day long. Instead of the usual household work, various customary rituals are performed throughout the day. In the evening, every woman adorn themselves in their wedding costumes or in special ethnic dresses. They decorate a puja thali and perform all the ceremonies together with their female relatives and friends. The fasting concludes after seeing the moon which is regarded as the symbol of calmness and peace. With a brief prayer, they seek blessings from the almighty for their respective husband and children.
Preparations of this vibrant festival start much prior to the occasion. Women buy jewelleries, clothing and various puja items. The houses are adorned with flowers and colourful lights to escalate the joyous spirit of the festival. Every married woman who observe fast adorn ethnic wears of bright colours, especially red, gold, pink or orange. These gorgeous hues are considered auspicious. Henna in different intricate designs are applied in hand, forearm and feet. It is a conventional practice to visit relatives and dear friends in this propitious day. In the evening, all the women of the family sit together and sing various traditional songs and hymns.
During Karva Chauth, every women in the family who observe fast, exchange gifts with each other. This delightful custom signifies companionship and stronger bondings. GiftstoIndia24x7.com has brought an enchanting collection of Karva Chauth Gifts which includes sweets, fruits, puja thali and many more.
The most conventional gifting option of this pious festival is Sargi. This is the final meal that the women consumes before starting her day long fast. If you stay away from your daughter in law, then take this opportunity to send a variety of Sargi gifts to her. The assortment includes a variety of sumptuous eatables including dry fruits, sweets, fruits and many more. As every lady loves to beautify themselves on this festival, you can send a hamper of personal care products and perfumes.
The festival of Karva Chauth is known for its social and cultural significance. It celebrates the eternal and inseparable bond of husband and wife. Send expressive gifts on this pious occasion to make the pious occasion a cherishable memory in your dear one’s life.