KarvaChauth falls on the fourth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Kartik as per Hindu calendar. It generally falls in the month of September or October. The festival is observed by the women in north and west parts of India in the form of fast from the sunrise to the sunset for the safety and longevity of their husbands. Some unmarried girls also observe the fast for their desired husbands.
The day begins with ladies having their pre-dawn meal which includes sargi.Sargimainly contains fenia. It is traditional for the Sargi to be sent or given to the woman by her mother in law. The whole day for the observers goes without any meal or even a sip of water. In the night, when the moon shows up, the woman dressed in best possible way sees the reflection of moon in a vessel filled water through a sieve or herdupatta. She then turns to her husband and sees him in similar fashion. The husband gives her first sip and first morsel of the day.
The festival indicates the love, affection and trust of a woman for her husband. It gives the feeling of indian culture where marriage is considered as a divine connection.
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