Karwachauth Mehandi Event In Stamford

Thursday, Nov 1, 2012, 11:00am-9:00pm

JaiHo Market

111 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT

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Date: Nov 1st 2012
Day: Thursday
Time: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Place: JaiHo Market 111 High Ridge Rd Stamford CT 06905
About Karva Chauth:
Karva Chauth is an annual one-day festival celebrated by Hindu and some Sikh women in North India in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.

The Ritual
Women begin preparing for Karva Chauth a few days in advance, by buying cosmetics, traditional adornments or jewelry, and puja items such as the karwa lamps, matthi, henna and the decorated puja thali (plate). Indian market take on a festive look as shopkeepers put their Karva Chauth related products on display.

On the day of the fast, women awake to eat and drink just before sunrise. It is said that this helps them go without water the next day. The fast begins with dawn. Fasting women do not eat during the day, and some additionally do not drink any water either. In traditional observances of the fast, the fasting woman does no housework. Women apply henna and other cosmetics to themselves and each other.

This event is the Henna event. Rest of the Karwachauth ceremony is discussed in the “Karwachauth Pooja Event”.

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