To Your Long Life: the Karwa Chauth fast [Hindu Holiday]

Tomorrow is Karwa Chauth, a one day fast observed by women (mostly in Northern India). I'd say it's kind of the Hindu Valentine's Day although it has more of a focus on the bonding between women. It is a time when wives fast and pray for the long life and prosperity of their husbands. Unmarried women sometimes observe the fast for the sake of a future husband.This is a big day for me, as my first Karwa Chauth as a new bride! "The first Karwa Chauth is an exceptionally important occasion … [Read more...]

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