Theme: Festival

Karwa Chauth

 
Women sitting in a circle
 
Observing Karwa Chauth
 
For the longevity and welfare
 
Of their husbands
 
Keeping fast from sunrise to moonrise
 
Singing, praying and offering water to the moon
 
With a lot of festivity and celebration.
 
 
 
Women in bespangled and bedecked saris and costumes
 
Celebrating Karwa Chauth,
 
Singing, clapping, merry-making
 
And fasting,
 
Showing allegiance and loyalty,
 
With prayers and obeisance
 
And before breaking their fast,
 
Seeing the image of the moon through a sieve
 
Or in a vessel filled with water
 
Or through the cloth of a dupatta
 
And thereafter the face of the husband
 
To offer water to the moon.
 
 
 
How do the fasting women
 
Strictly adhere to rituals
 
Celebrating Karwa Chauth,
 
Praying, seeking blessing,
 
Thwarting bad and ill omens,
 
Waiting for the moonrise,
 
Seeing it through the sieve
 
And breaking the fast
 
With offerings and oblation?  
 
 

 

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14-Oct-2022

More By  :  Bijay Kant Dubey

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