Is this your first Karva Chauth? Are you excited and also very nervous? If so, calm down, everything will be fine. The excitement of the first Karva Chauth remains, but the nervousness is goodbye.
One of the best ways to enjoy Karva Chauth is to enjoy all its delightful customs and traditions. Preparations for fasting begin at least a few days before the day itself. Karva Chauth has certain customs and traditions which a woman must follow in order to fulfill her prayers and wishes and enjoy the fast to the fullest. Karwa Chauth is considered a lucky festival and therefore knowing the do’s and don’ts of this festival can help you celebrate the festival better and avoid mistakes.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a list of things to do or avoid during the festival.
Here are a few things to do for Karwa Chauth that you should pay attention to.
Karwa Chauth Vrat is not like other Vrats, it is a Nirjal Vrat that requires married women to fast all day long. Women who are fasting are not allowed to eat or drink anything, including water.
Lighting a ‘Diya’ While Worshipping The Moon
In Hindu culture, lighting a Diya (lamp) is considered auspicious. Lighting the Diya while worshiping the month of Karwa Chauth means keeping misunderstandings and problems away. It also helps prevent negativity.
Plan Your Day in Advance
Your first door to Karva Chauth can be tricky, so plan your day in advance. It is better to avoid work or problems at the last minute of the day when you have no food or water in your stomach.
Before you break the fast, complete the other traditions around the festival. On the day of Karva Chauth, women often worship Lord Shiva and his family. All women who follow Karva Chauth fast should read Karva Chauth Katha (story) and prepare pooja thali. You can read it with other women in your family or community.
Here are some things Carva Shout should not do while fasting.
Don’t miss Sargi
Sargi is a pre-sunrise dish prepared for you by your mother-in-law. Karwa Chauth Sargi is a balanced, high-energy diet that includes dairy-like, potassium-filled sweets, dried fruits, and more. So make sure to eat Sargi before sunrise. Eating is very important to avoid headaches and dizziness.
Don’t Say Bad Words For Someone
In Karwa Chauth, women need to think about doing good and noble. Bad speech is not a good thing no matter who does it. Talking or even thinking negatively about someone is a bad habit and therefore one should get rid of the habit.
Avoid White or Black Dresses
Black is considered an inappropriate color in any Hindu puja. Therefore, wearing black clothes is considered bad. White is worn by women whose husbands have died, so wearing a white Karwa Chauth Vrat dress is not good.
Don’t Disturb Sleeping Person
If you see someone sleeping on the day of Karwa Chauth, be careful not to disturb their sleep. Disturbing someone in their sleep can give you bad hopes and show your rude and impatient attitude.
The best way to enjoy Karva Chauth Vrat is to enjoy all its delightful customs and traditions. Gifts have deep meaning. There are plenty of best gifts for Karwa Chauth available for husbands and wives so you can pamper your partner at an extraordinary festival.