Updated: Nov 6, 2021
The Karwa Chauth celebration is an ancient Hindu festival that takes place on the fourth day of the bright lunar phase every year. The holiday celebrates marital bliss and love between couples, but also serves as a reminder to women about how important it is to be married. For those who don't know what this means, let me break it down for you.
Every year, the Indian Festival of Karwa Chauth celebrates love and marriage. I used to fast before getting married as well but 2020 was my first year fasting as a married woman. Married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for their husbands while unmarried girls pray that they will find a good partner soon. During the pooja in the evening, ladies perform a katha pooja in which they tell the story, also known as Karwa Chauth Katha. The women patiently wait for the moon to rise after praying to the goddess for their husband's long life and well-being. Though it's not a custom, but my husband fasts all day along with me which is really special. After catching the glimpse of moon at night, we break our fast by feeding each other water and something sweet.
It's a beautiful for women to celebrate being a married woman and cherish the bond between a couple. Watch the entire video to catch glimpses of how I celebrated my first one and let me know if you liked it in the comments below!