Yes I am fasting today . Today is the Karvachauth festival, which married Hindu women observe for their husbands . Yes I am fasting today , following all the traditions and customs . But Why I fast on Karvachauth ?
Sometimes my mind does doubt about what’s the real meaning of this day and what’s the logic behind. But overpowering my brain, my heart just loves to follow all the beautiful traditions for the man of my life.
I am the girl who wears kurtis and leggings in routine, but prefers wearing a traditional outfit on this day . The girl who doesn’t like wearing any jewellery, loves wearing mangalsutra on this day and feel proud too. The girl who , in routine , is always in sports shoes , is seen sentimentally smiling to the chanchan sound of her payal and toe rings.
We do have arguments many times, even not talking to each other for days together, but still that love bond remains intact , rather it grows stronger.
I am reminded of an incident of my life which happened few years ago. He came back home very late that night . We had a severe argument and it got so heated up that he just packed his bag and left for his paternal home, distant around 250 km away.
” Just forget me , I am leaving from your life, be happy now. ” Warning me to take care of my life alone, he showed destructive emotions and just left in a furious mood. I was all in tears blaming myself .
No calls, no messages, my calls disconnected for first few minutes and then the phone was switched off.
It was Karvachauth after two days. I kept on checking my whatsapp but Alas! I got up early morning to have sargi . I set up the thali with fruits, dry fruits , coconut, phenian & his favourite gulabjamun .
Wore red bangles, took a red dupatta and prayed to God, but I was feeling lumps in the throat. With teary eyes, the choked throat was finding it difficult to swallow anything .
Just then , the house bell rang . Electrified, I quickly got up to check if my heart’s craving was about to be fulfilled. And Yes , there HE was. I felt alive to see him .
All the grievances were hugged away in a moment but tears wanted to keep flowing for sometime, may be body’s way of restoring emotional equilibrium .
Holding me tight from shoulder and kissing my mehndi decorated hands, he said ” Bevkoof , rok nahi sakti thi mujhe ?” I could see his eyes wet too.
This loving partnership is what I am celebrating today on Karvachauth . For this partnership to continue always with happiness,whether in good or bad times, I follow all the traditions of this festival . Yes I love fasting, dressing up beautifully , listening to katha, exchanging thalis , praying to Moon to bless him and then touching his feet too to get the blessings . Yes , I am fasting today.
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