Karwa chauth 2018 date in india calendar – Saturday, 27 October
Karva Chauth festival is just the round the corner! Yes, time and like every year, wives all over are getting excited about the festival. Karwa Chauth is one of the most auspicious festivals for a married woman. The festival of love is a form of a blessing for their husband’s well-being, prosperity and wealth. Karwa Chauth auspicious festival is observed on the fourth day of October and it is usually before Diwali. On, this day, a married woman is supposed to not eat food or drink water. But in today’s generation not just the wife but even their husbands observe fast which shows their true bond of love for each other.
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On this day, women cherish the festival and love to dress in their bridal outfit. It is believed that on this day, husbands and wives get together and cherish their bond of love. On the day of Karva Chauth, the wife fasts for her husband’s long life and she does eat or drink anything, not even a drop of water, throughout the day. The morning the fast begins is known as Sargi and that is the only meal the wife has throughout the day – it is supposed to help her sustain throughout the day. The meal is eaten early in the morning is Sargi and has to end before sunrise. There are a lot of celebrations which takes place. Devotees break their fast in the evening after a puja and then, the women are allowed to eat.
This festival has several traditional customs and rituals which have barely changed over time. Karwa Chauth gave birth to the term ‘Pati-Parmeshwar’ which means husbands are considered as Gods. And it’s the duty of their wives to serve them.
Here, we have a list of unusual yet romantic gifts which can make your lady happy on this auspicious day.
Best Karwa Chauth Gift Ideas for Wife:-
Happy Karwa Chauth!
1. Spa and Beauty Salon Vouchers
Give her gift vouchers valid for a year or two for an extensive range of beauty treatments and luxurious spa therapies in the best salons nearby. Let your wife pamper herself. Note: she will look all the more beautiful. Neighbour’s envy Owner’s pride.
2. You be the One to Cook for the Entire Family That Day
Just because the wife is fasting, doesn’t mean the entire house fasts. There are members of the family who eat and food has to be cooked for them. Instead of making the wife cook, you be the one who cooks for the family that day! Also, try and make the dishes she doesn’t particularly like so that she’s not even remotely tempted!
3. Organise a Surprise Karva Chauth Party for Her
Call all her friends for Karva Chauth and have a special party. If not a lavish puja, you can just call them for dinner after the puja is done and the vrat is broken. Or during the day when she can have her fun with the girls. Call all her closest friends and decorate the house with the Karva Chauth theme!
Jewellery is close to every women’s heart but make sure you do not pick a design that is decades old.
Rather pick a stylish mangalsutra with a matching pair of earrings, I hope you know how important a mangalsutra is according to Hindu mythology and no day would be as good as the day of Karvachauth to gift this.
If not mangalsutra you can give a contemporary pair of earrings or a gorgeous solitaire ring. Solitaire can never get you wrong, trust me on this.
5. Health Insurance
One of the best gift ideas is to buy your wife a medical insurance. A health insurance is a lifetime gift for your wife to ensure a timely and effective treatment at the time of any medical emergency. She is after all the backbone and caretaker of the family, the mother of your kids, and your better half.
6. Travel Voucher
Buy your wife a travel voucher or a holiday package for a favourite destination of hers, valid for 2 or more people, maybe with her close friends, her parents or you. But, let her make the choice of choosing the person with whom she wants to travel.
7. Keep the Vrat With Her
This might be difficult for most men but try keeping the vrat with your wife. It is then that you will truly appreciate the efforts she takes for you and how much she loves you. If not all day, keep a partial fast. Where maybe you don’t eat only drink water. Or only eat fruits. Just quietly show your support in some way.
8. YouTube Memories
Now that everything is online, why not upload your pleasant memories with your wife on YouTube? You can praise her or express your love towards her on a video and upload it on YouTube. This is the latest trend and your wife will be highly amused to see this romantic side of yours.
9. Propose Her
Do not think that this is crazy? While I was talking about the “all over again love moment” this idea striked my mind.
Only a woman can understand how does a woman feel after she is proposed, for men it is like “Aahh I said it” but for any women it is always a heartfelt thing. There are few things that money cannot buy but still the happiness after getting is way more than those materialistic gifts.
Plan a date for your wife, propose to her, praise her for all that she has done for you, pour your heart out about how you feel about the lady of your life ‘Your wife’, make her feel that you love her just the way you loved her when she came into your life no matter how many years have passed, every day with her is new.
If you understand the feelings behind all this and go with this idea, mark my words you will notice a teary eye of your wife (all of happiness) and then you will realize how simple a woman is and all she values is feelings that money can never ever buy.
10. Designer Dress
Your wife thinks that you cannot ever get a perfect dress for her and a designer dress is totally out of question. You do not need to feel bad as most women think that way. And it is now high time to surprise her.
Since she is your wife, getting measurements of your wife is no big deal and you can certainly manage it. And now about the stuff to choose. Observe your wife’s wardrobe, this will tell you about her taste, she loves pastels or dark colors, has she got a funky approach or she maintains a elegant taste, she likes well fitted dress or she wants them always to be comfortable.
Remember it is not a gift for you, it is a gift from you for her, so do not buy anything that you would want to see your wife in, of course that will do well for valentines & anniversary.
What is Sargi?
In Karwa Chauth, there is a ritual where most women, especially Punjabi women, receive Sargi from their mother-in-law. Sargi is an important traditional pre-dawn meal prepared by the mother-in-law for her daughter-in-law to bless her on this special day
A Sargi ideally consists of mithai, matthri, coconut and dry fruits, along with some gifts like sarees, jewellery and other. Women in Northern India, especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh observe the Karwa Chauth fast for their husbands from dusk to dawn.