City decks-up for Karwa Chauth celebrations

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Oct 2018 12:30:10


Staff Reporter,

KARVA Chauth, which is considered to be one of the biggest festival for a married woman is just round the corner. Females all over the country will observe this auspicious festival on October 27, for which the preparations have already begun. As the season of celebrations has already started, Karva Chauth has added on to the celebration spirit and females are gearing up for this special day. From jewellery to clothes, accessories and other items, females are seen on a shopping spree as they prepare for the big day. All kinds of fineries can be seen in the market especially for the festival and to woo female buyers.

Various kinds of new jewellery items in kundan, meenakari, pearl work and cut work can be seen in the market, which is liked by the buyers. Heavy Gotta Patti work and matching jewellery is also in demand. Shops in the main markets of city have stocked up with all the latest fashion trends in jewellery and accessories. As females do the 16 shringars (ornamentation) on the occasion, the jewellery shops are packed with rush for the day. Various unique jewellery pieces like anklets, armlets and big rings are in demand among buyers, who want to look different for the day. Jewellery in polka and sliver is also attracting buyers in the market who want to flaunt an offbeat look.

Karwa Chauth is celebrated for strong relationship between husband and wife and is symbol of love and trust between the two. Karwa Chauth is celebrated on Chaturthi of the Karthik month in Krishna Paksh. Married females observe fast on this day without water. They wake up early in the morning and eat ‘Sargi’ which is traditionally made by the mother-in-law. After having sargi, females fast for the entire day without water. During the day, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Kartik are worshipped and in the evening females listen to the story of Karwa Chauth and wish for the long life of their husbands. They break their fast after seeing moon from a ‘Chhalni’ giving ‘Arghya’ and then see their husband through the Chhalni.

Females then break their fast after drinking water from the hand of their husbands. On the day, females also give vermilion, bangles, mirror, ribbon and other items used by married females to a female elder in age or their mother in law. On the day, females adorn themselves with jewellery an henna. Newly-weds wear bright colours and dress-up for the occasion. Various kinds of new sarees, suits and other dress material can be seen in markets for Karwa chauth. Light weight material in dresses is also in demand. Colour co-ordinated and minimalist jewellery with the dresses is also in demand. Fusion outfits are also a sought after item which are available in various price range. Gown dresses and fashionable contemporary dresses with fusion look are also sought after by the buyers for Karwa Chauth.