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Wedding Invitation Do’s and Dont’s

Wedding Invitation Do’s and Dont’s

Oct 18, 2014

So you have finally settled on a guest list, and now come the actual invitations! Rules. Rules. Rules. The intricacies of how to put together a formal wedding invitation may soon have your eyes crossed and neck in knots. As old as weddings themselves, wedding etiquette has played a role in the wedding planning process. Who pays for what, who gets invited, what comes first? These are all questions that have answers and rules to live by. As we continue through the 21st century and as Twitter updates and FB posts become more and more popular, these rules are...

Karva – Chauth – The song

Karva – Chauth  –  The song

Oct 13, 2014

The Karwa chauth song is sung when the women get together to perform pooja add sit in a circle to listen to Karwa chauth Katha and and sing the following song while rotating the thalis containing Baya. “Veero Kudiye Karwada, Sarv Suhagan Karwada, Aye Katti Naa Teri Naa, Kumbh Chrakhra Feri Naa, Gwand Pair payeen Naa, Sui Cha Dhaga Payi Naa, Ruthda maniyen Naa, Suthra Jagayeen Naa, Bahaein Pyari Veera Chan Chadde te Pani Peena, Lay Veero Kuriye Karwara, Lay Sarv Suhagan Karwara.” Reference :...

Karva – Chauth – The Pooja Process

Karva – Chauth  –  The Pooja Process

Oct 13, 2014

Karva Chauth / Karwa Chauth, one of many Hindu festivals, is a fasting ritual observed by all married Hindu women who seek the longevity, prosperity and well-being of their husbands. This festival is very popular amongst married Hindu women in the western and northern parts of India, primarily in Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh. During the Karwa Chauth festival, married Hindu women dedicate the day to their husbands. Normally, women who observe this festival are called “Saubhagyavati” meaning “joyous and happy status of wifehood.” The festival was emerged also as a day for celebrating autumn. Hindu married...

Karva – Chauth – Traditional tales

There are legends associated with the Karva Chauth festival. In some tellings, the tales are interlinked, with one acting as a frame story for another. The Story of Queen Veervati A beautiful queen called Veervati was the only sister of seven loving brothers. She spent her first Karva Chauth as a married woman at her parents’ house. She began a strict fast after sunrise but, by evening, was desperately waiting for the moonrise as she suffered severe thirst and hunger. Her seven brothers couldn’t bear to see their sister in such distress and created a mirror in a pipal...

Karva – Chauth – Origin

  Karva is another word for ‘pot’ (a small earthen pot of water) and chauth means ‘fourth’ in Hindi (a reference to the fact that the festival falls on the fourth day of the dark-fortnight, or krishna paksh, of the month of Kartik). It is uncertain how the festival originated and how it came to be celebrated only in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent. One hypothesis is that military campaigns and long-distance travel usually resumed around the time of the festival, as the area dried and numerous rivers of the region (see Sapta Sindhu) subsided from the...