October 29, 2007

Karwa Chauth

My first brush with Karwa Chauth came with DDLJ. Then on, almost every mushy-mushy hindi movie had a karwa chauth sequence...it just got grander with every movie...
Rediff educates me saying that Wives observe a 24-hour long fast for the long life and wellbeing of their husbands.
Once the moon-worshipping is done, the wives look at the moon through a sieve and then immediately turn to look at their husbands -- it is said that a woman should look at no-one but her husband straight after she has seen the moon through the sieve.
After the moon-worshipping, women receive their first bite of food from their husbands. The fast begins the night before in the presence of both the moon and the husband and ends only after the woman sees her husband and the moon together the following evening.

Oh..so touching!!...Wonder whats the equivalent fast for the husbands?

5 comments:

Yugandhar V said...

ooh! a feminist ;). hehe..funny.

Ravikumar said...

It's called "Marriage" :-).

Yugandhar V said...

@ ravikumar...hahaha very funny

Anonymous said...

Sugu ! All hard things like this will be only for women and in that case atleast in muslim community both men and women has to fast :)

-Jay

sugan said...

Ravi: Let me show this comment to ur wife..Life will present a very rosy picture from then on..

Yugandhar: I have a point..right?

Jay: Only when women sense their individuality..such customs will stop.