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7 Vows and their Significance

7 Vows and their Significance

Sep 10, 2015

Introduction: In the excitement of D-day people generally fret a lot since it is such a hectic thing to plan and most importantly it is the fulfillment of dreams to many. Everybody wishes their big day to be lavish, pompous if possible a bit extravagant and  many other things. But among all those things the vital part is about following traditions. The Indian Hindu marriages accustoms to these traditions and their sacredness, significance irrespective of style, place and all. One such sacred ritual is the Seven Vows commonly called as “Saat Pheras” where both groom and bride revolve around a...

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...

karva – Chauth – The Hindu Festival

karva – Chauth  –  The Hindu Festival

Oct 13, 2014

Karva Chauth (Hindi: करवा चौथ) is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in North India in which married women fast from sunrise to moon-rise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. The fast is observed in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, western Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Gujarat. The festival falls on the fourth day after the full moon, in the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Kartik. Sometimes, unmarried women observe the fast for their fiances or desired husbands. Popular cultural aspects and critiques In modern North...