It was a day of fasting and prayers for city women on Tuesday as they celebrated the Hindu festival of Karva Chauth with fervour.
Congregations in local clubs, banquet halls, hotels, restaurants and, of course, temples, kept them busy all day. While praying for the long life of their husbands, women wearing glass bangles and dressed in traditional attire took part in bashes organised in the city on the occasion.
Gitanjali Ladies Club organised a party in which women played tambola. The club's president, Payal Mohindra, said though women stayed away from food all day, the games made the festival enjoyable. Another such club, The Ladies of Ludhiana Invincible Round Table, organised a fundraiser in which Nirdosh School, Sarabha Nagar, had pitched stalls for selling candles, cards, earthen lamps, and other decorative items.
Meanwhile, Chandan Bala Yuvti Mandal too organised a function in which women participated and enjoyed themselves with refreshing activities. "Today, the festival is not just a traditional affair where women fast for their husbands, but also an opportunity for get-togethers and having fun with family and friends," said Komal Sareen, a member of one of the clubs.