India being a land of incredible diversified culture of languages, geographic regions, traditions and much more, there are certain themes and principles that contribute and accentuate its dominant beliefs and priorities when it comes to following its norms and values. Karwa Chauth being one such tradition followed by married women in India with primary reason to seek blessings for their husband for their long life by fasting from sunrise to moonrise. It is also known as Karak Chaturthi.
Today, we will discuss reasons to perform this sacred practice by Indian women. Let’s begin with these reasons and a lil bit about it.
– The Chauth which falls within the Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat is considered to be an auspicious time of the year and women offer their prayers to Maa Parvati for the long life of their husband.
– Though there is no proven scientific reason behind it, still it is believed that fasting during the day helps women re-establish self-control and focus, and a sense of dedicated worship to concerned god/goddesses.
– It is performed on the fourth day of ‘Karthik Maas’ as per Hindu calendar and it portrays the strong will and zeal of Indian women and reflects their devotion.
– It is generally assumed that this festival marks an auspicious day every year in the family expansion plan of a married couple.
– It is believed that every time it is performed, it reinforces the love and bonding between couples with blessings of the divinity.
– Its mythical significance associated with goddess Parvati using her blood to revive the life of Shiva makes it more interesting and relevant to perform by married women.
Not only married women, unmarried women also perform such rituals for their prospective partner as is the belief that such rituals would strengthen their bond and the longevity of their partner.