In pictures: Karwa Chauth celebrations in Punjab

Updated On Oct 27, 2018 11:38 AM IST
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Women show their mehendi (henna) applied hands on the eve of Karva Chauth festival in Amritsar on Friday. Karwa Chauth is a tradition according to which married women or those who are of marriageable age pray for the safety and long life of their husbands, fiances or preferred husbands. (Sameer Sehgal/ht)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:38 AM IST

Women show their mehendi (henna) applied hands on the eve of Karva Chauth festival in Amritsar on Friday. Karwa Chauth is a tradition according to which married women or those who are of marriageable age pray for the safety and long life of their husbands, fiances or preferred husbands. (Sameer Sehgal/ht)

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Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar. ‘Karva’ means earthen pots used to store wheat and ‘chauth’ means the fourth day. In states like Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana this practice is observed religiously. This year Karwa Chauth falls on October 27, 2018. (Sameer Sehgal/ht)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:38 AM IST

Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar. ‘Karva’ means earthen pots used to store wheat and ‘chauth’ means the fourth day. In states like Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana this practice is observed religiously. This year Karwa Chauth falls on October 27, 2018. (Sameer Sehgal/ht)

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Women fast during Karwa Chauth and don’t even drink a glass of water post sunrise. It is only when the moon is spotted in the evening that they break their fast. When this happens, the husbands are supposed to feed the first morsel of food to their wives. The women spot the moon through a kitchen sieve called the chalni. (Pardeep pandit/ht)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:38 AM IST

Women fast during Karwa Chauth and don’t even drink a glass of water post sunrise. It is only when the moon is spotted in the evening that they break their fast. When this happens, the husbands are supposed to feed the first morsel of food to their wives. The women spot the moon through a kitchen sieve called the chalni. (Pardeep pandit/ht)

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Woman buy new earthen pots some days before the festival, and the pot is decorated with attractive designs and put new sweets and bangles inside them. Then they visit other woman and exchange their karvas. (Bharat bhushan/ht)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:38 AM IST

Woman buy new earthen pots some days before the festival, and the pot is decorated with attractive designs and put new sweets and bangles inside them. Then they visit other woman and exchange their karvas. (Bharat bhushan/ht)

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Karwa Chauth dates back to the time of Mahabharata when Savitri had begged the god of death, Lord Yama, for her husband’s soul. (BHarat bhushan/ht)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:38 AM IST

Karwa Chauth dates back to the time of Mahabharata when Savitri had begged the god of death, Lord Yama, for her husband’s soul. (BHarat bhushan/ht)

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According to tradition, the mother-in-law presents a thali called sargi for the daughter-in-law, comprising eatables like sweets, dry fruits, coconut and gifts like saris. Sweets are considered auspicious to start the day with and fruits have high water content which keeps the women hydrated during their period of fasting. Fruits also help in keeping them full for a longer period of time. (Manjoj dhaka/ht)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:38 AM IST

According to tradition, the mother-in-law presents a thali called sargi for the daughter-in-law, comprising eatables like sweets, dry fruits, coconut and gifts like saris. Sweets are considered auspicious to start the day with and fruits have high water content which keeps the women hydrated during their period of fasting. Fruits also help in keeping them full for a longer period of time. (Manjoj dhaka/ht)

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Women shop for cosmetic for Karwa Chauth preparation in Mohali. After Sargi comes Baya, a gift given by the mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law to commemorate this special occasion, and the significance it holds in their lives. (Sushil Prajapati/HT)
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 11:38 AM IST

Women shop for cosmetic for Karwa Chauth preparation in Mohali. After Sargi comes Baya, a gift given by the mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law to commemorate this special occasion, and the significance it holds in their lives. (Sushil Prajapati/HT)

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