Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Himachal Pradesh

Fairs and Festivals


Karwa Chauth

This is celebrated on the fourth day of the month of Kartika. Married women eat a festive breakfast consisting of Jalebis, milk and Fenis etc. This is known as Sargi. After this they observe a fast till the fourth day's moon becomes visible in the skies. During the fast they do not drink water. When the moon rises the women offer Puja to it. They offer water to it sixteen times and pray for a long life for their husband. A little painted clay pot (Auli) is filled with rice and other things and offered to the mother-in-law. Some unmarried girls observe a fast on this day so that they may get a good husband.