#TheHeritageLife : Karwa Chauth

"The good thing about Indian festivals is that each one can celebrate it in their own way and celebrate it for a reason that makes them happy. As far as I can remember Karwa Chauth always meant celebrating love. I have childhood memories where my dad would make my mom drink water and feed her food after her day-long fast. They would exchange cute glances amidst a big joint family. DDLJ made the festival more romantic and I decided that whenever I will get married I would celebrate Karwa Chauth only to celebrate this love.
This year was my tenth Karwa Chauth and I loved each bit of the preparation as much as the first one. I applied mehndi, woke up at 5 am to eat my sargi, got ready in the morning and heard the story. I fasted for the entire day, spent some part of my day on my hobby - sketching - and created a Mandala art on the festival of love. I again got ready in the evening to catch a glimpse of the moon and concluded the day with a wholesome home-cooked meal. But in between all of this what I enjoyed the most was the feeling of loving and being loved."