With karva chauth round the corner, there is plenty of excitement among married and especially the newly married women to fast on this auspicious day to pray for their husband’s long life.
When is Karva Chauth 2017?
Even though the date varies from one state to another, this year most of the states including Delhi, UP, Bihar, Maharashtra and Haryana will be celebrating this festival on 8th October, 2017.
The ceremony begins with fast. Before dawn, the married women eat sargi (food given by their mothers-in law). They do not eat during the day, and some do not consume even water. Later in the evening, a women-only ceremony is held.
The participants flaunt their fine clothing, jewellery and henna. In states like Uttar Pradesh, women sit in a circle with their puja thalis and then a version of the story of Karwa Chauth is narrated, with regular pauses.
What to Wear on Karva Chauth?
From the popular bahus from our daily soaps to the glamorous Bollywood daughters-in law, Karva Chauth is the most felicitous affair among the married oodles, who have now transformed into a glitz affair apart from the rituals and puja. The celebration begins with mehendi night a day before. After having a peek at the moon, the married ladies have a grand feast with family and friends.
Apart from observing this day with enormous enthusiasm, it is also a great occasion for women to flaunt their best traditional outfits with shimmering gold and diamond karva chauth jewelries.
The Ethnic Connection
Not only the newlyweds, there are several other women who are married for 18-20 years now, and are still celebrating this auspicious occasion with great fervor. There are some enthusiastic women, who start their Karva Chauth preparations a week before, so as to avoid any last minute hassles.
The enthusiastic wives always prefer to celebrate this auspicious event much like their first ever Karva Chauth.
Smriti Kumar, director of Mango, had this to say,
“From getting my mehendi done to picking up a bindi, I love everything about this festival. Since I am a working woman, most days I am dressed in semi casual western wear. On this day, I love getting all decked up in sarees or heavy anarkalis teamed with dazzling jewellery.”
The pious shades of Suhaagan
Red and maroon are the classic colors for this day, accentuated with gold and bling. While some women are completely brand fanatics, other simply enjoy their shopping experience. Apart from designer wears like JJ Valaya and Tarun Tahiliani, you’ll get an array of splendid collections at all online retail stores.
This is a great occasion to rewind the wedding vows and bring out the bride in you, whilst cherishing the special bond. A vibrant red saree with a red dupatta is the traditional staple for this day. Let your sari/anarkali do the color talking, leaving you to look graceful with minimal make-up.
Apart from the traditional red, you can also go for lighter shades. Apart from the traditional shringaar and make-up, you can also try out for different chignons, if you’ve long hair.
Apart from the rituals and getting the look right, the women then have a bash during the evening. Either they host or are invited to such parties, where they either play cards or indulge in some fun karaoke.
Take Advantage of the Festive Sale
Following the festive season, there is an on-going sale in almost every web store. Even kundan jewelries and bangles are sold in abundance. So, you can simply avail all of your desired items online, saving both time and money.
Let’s look at what you can wear this Karva Chauth.
Lehengas and Lehengas for Karva Chauth 2017
Salmon Orange Red Lehenga Saree
PartyWear Embroidered Net Velvet Lehenga Style Saree
Anarkali Designs for Karva Chauth 2014
Maroon color Net and Georgette Anarkali Suit
Straight Cut Salwar Suit
Red Color Anarkali Salwar Suit
Red Net Long Anarkali Suit
Red Color Embroidered Designer Suit
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