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Markets buzzing with activity ahead of Karva Chauth

punjab Updated: Oct 20, 2013 21:40 IST
Gurpreet Singh Mehak

As Karva Chauth is round the corner, markets have been decorated with bangles of different colours, throughout the day with women flocking there to shop various articles of their choice.

On the occasion, many shopkeepers are offering discounts to attract women to their shop. In addition, to give women a stunning look, beauty parlours are also offering an array of services like hairstyles, facials, peels, spas, manicure, paedicure and make-up at discounted rates.

Besides, mehandi artists can be seen offering their services to women in every nook and corner of markets.

Mehandi artists from Rajasthan come here every year to make money by decorating palms with intricate designs.

Sweets shops offered delicacies relished on Karva Chauth, like 'sargi', sweet 'mathi' and 'feni'. Karva Chauth fairs are also being organised.Speaking about the significance of Karva Chauth, a local priest said the festival has a special significance for married women, who observe fast and pray for the longevity of their husband as well as a happy married life. The women break their fast only after watching the moon through a sieve The significance of the moon provides calmness and purity to the minds of the couples,” said the priest.