Wives break their ‘Karva Chauth’ fast after sighting moon

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New Delhi/ Jaipur, Oct 31 (ANI): Wives across India broke their Karva Chauth fast, a Hindu festival, after sighting moon and offered prayers in all hope that their husbands will have a long life. Karva Chauth is a centuries-old tradition, where married Indian women fast for the day to pray for their spouse’s good health and success. They wake up before dawn to begin a fast at sunrise, and not eat or drink until she sees the moon through a sieve at night. Women dressed up in colourful attires, wore bangles, vermilion, heena, anklet and other ornaments which symbolised that they are married and celebrated the auspicious occasion with fervor. Just as the moon was visible, women in New Delhi performed rituals. Women in Rajasthan also celebrated the festival enthusiastically and performed rituals for the long life of their husbands. Karva Chauth, falls few days before the Hindu festival of lights or Diwali considered auspicious for the married women.

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