Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Celebrating Karva Chauth

Sridevi, from a still from her film Judaai
As an ocean of Indian women did the traditional act of fasting for their husbands on the auspicious day of Karva Chauth (which fell on Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013), so did Sridevi for film producer Boney Kapoor, her hubby.

At the residence of actor Anil Kapoor, many members of the Kapoor family gathered and Sridevi was seen leaving the residence in a traditional kanjeevaram red sari, looking gorgeous in her flawless ensemble.

As many who follow know, Karwa Chauth (Hindi: करवा चौथ) is a festival celebrated by Hindu women (mostly in North India but has dispersed in many factions) where married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of life of their husbands. The fast is broken when the couple first see a full moon together.

 
 


Though many feminists decry the ritual act of sacrifice, many women follow the tradition annually. To show support for their respective wives, many husbands fast with their spouses simultaneously too.  


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