Karwa Chauth is a deep rooted traditional Indian festival which is celebrated by Indians living anywhere in the world. This year it is on 8th October 2017 and it’s a Sunday. The husbands can therefore be with their doting wives all through the day! Karwa Chauth marks the tradition of women keeping fasts for the long life of their husbands. This is especially important for the newly wed brides who anxiously wait for their First Karwa Chauth celebrations. Now a days unmarried women also fast for their boyfriends and would be grooms! This ritual of fasting is one of the examples of how much love women have in their heart for the men in their lives.
The festivities start a day prior to Karwa Chauth with ladies applying mehndi on their hands. Everybody wants to look their best hence the finest jewels and the best dresses come out of the closet. In this fabulous festival named Karwa Chauth, mother-in-law plays an important role. Every year, she gifts her love and blessings to her daughter-in-law her in the form of Sargi. The major things that are generally included in a Sargi are: cosmetics, pre-dawn Karwa Chauth meal, and other things like dry fruits, mathri, garments, etc. The ritual of Baya is also prevalent in some rituals where the bride has to shower gifts to the mother-in-law. It consists of dry fruits, mathri, salted nuts, sweets, utensils, clothes, and also jewelry.
How to Make Her Feel Special?
After the wife (of course), husband is the most important person on this day. He is the one for whom the fast is kept. It is not easy to fast without water for the whole day. It can take a toll on the wives and esp. the ones keeping it for the first time. So it becomes extremely important for the husbands to do something special for their better halves. Men claiming to be in true love with their wives fast for her as well. This is probably the best way to show her that she is special. But in case if you are away from your wife or cannot fast for her, you can look for some amazing gifts for Karwa Chauth that will win her heart forever:
Jewelry: This is one gift item that would be really loved by her. You may pick up a funky necklace and earring set that would go with any western dress or a heavy jewelry piece for the traditional wears. A diamond jewelry set or a pearl one – choose as per your budget and surprise her on this grand day. It would be even better if you take her out to a jewelry shop and let her choose her gift.
Spa Gift: Karwa Chauth and all its rituals may leave her stressed and thus a good spa would make her feel good. Get the advance booking done in any luxurious spa center for the day after Karwa Chauth so that she can release her stress. This is the smartest way of showing your love and care for her.
Dinner Date: She didn’t eat a single grain all through the day for your long life. So when the fast is broken after moon rise, you must take her out for a lavish dinner date and spend a romantic night together. You can arrange a candle light dinner at home also by ordering food from outside.
Sweets and Chocolates: Sweets and chocolates would never go out of fashion from gifting world. A heart shaped box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and her favorite sweet items like Gulab Jamun or Rasgulla or Kaju Katli would be enjoyed by her.
Enjoy this festival together and see your love grow manifolds! Happy Karwa Chauth!