Monday, October 20, 2008

Celebrating Karva Chauth!!

TECHNICALLY DEFn
A married woman celebrates Karva Chauth by observing a fast for the long life of her husband. And above all is the 'Shringar' that includes applying henna and adorning the bridal makeup.

A fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands, the festival of Karwa Chauth provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. Possessing a tremendous social and cultural significance, this festival is celebrated by keeping fast, applying henna and exchange of gifts. 

MODERN REALITY
It's like a quid pro quo.
Since marriage is an equal opportunity /responsibility relationship - it's only fair that both parties keep a fast for one another.
So we did.... Darn.. it ain't easy staying without food and water.... for 1 day!!

THE PICS

 
Sups and Mom.. ready their plates.. this must be done before sunset

 
The lit up diyas... and the LORD in the middle!

 
3 generations of MAHAJAN women!
The traditional GIFTING rites
 
Dad does the cooking (all Vegetarian)

 
I try some BODY ART!!

 
The masterpiece with my muse

 
Waiting for the moon!!

 
Her fastest 1 floor climb!!

 
Beer-in-waiting

 
She appeases the moon

 
I appease my throat!!