#TheHeritageLife : Karwa Chauth
Tuesday October 26,2021 by Mumbaikar Paridhi Goenka Gupta on how she maintains Karwa Chauth traditions in her own way
"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."