The festival is celebrated amongst the married Hindu women, fasting the entire day and is considered in to form of a blessing for their husband's well-being, prosperity and long life
Indian women, all across the country and even abroad celebrated Karva Chauth with lots of zeal, fun and fervor; several were seen fasting patiently along with performing the traditional ceremonies. At many places there were various special events organized, that marked the popular festival which holds a lot of importance in the Indian society.
The entire country, including the Bollywood (B-town) celebs was no less in celebrating this day in a grand manner. This year in B-town it was Mira Rajput, the most talked about bride, who celebrated her first karva chauth with her hubby actor Shahid Kapoor. Reportedly, Shahid Kapoor has taken a day off to be with her. As per the media reports, Mira has been preparing for this day for over a week now and is quite excited about it.
At several places, generations of family were seen together celebrating the festival. Even special stalls were put to cash in the excitement; these were generally the hot spots for women, who lined up to buy dozens of sparkling bangles and related items as if tomorrow will never come! At some places several competitions including the ‘mehendi’ competition were also organized.
Karwa Chauth is a very popular Hindu festival, celebrated amongst the married Hindu women, fasting the entire day and is considered in to form of a blessing for their husband's well-being, prosperity and long life. The name ‘Karva Chauth’ is derived from this aspect of the festival where the word ‘Karva’ stands for ‘diya’ or a small earthen oil-lamp and ‘chauth’ means ‘fourth’ in Hindi. For this reason, the fasting is done by the Indian women on the fourth day after the full moon, in the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Kartik, following the Autumnal Equinox. Karwa Chauth was also celebrated in a big way by the Indians in Australia.