Why I fast on Karvachauth? #writetribeproblogger

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.

I am taking part in WriteTribe #writetribeproblogger challenge October 2017



Hi, I am Monika, an educationist for the last 17 years and a mom to a daughter for the last 11 years . Give me a hot cup of masala tea with some snacks plus a laptop and I am happy ! My Blog is a mixed bag of my observations ,learnings and experiences . To me , life is love, life is helping & learning from each other. Life is not that complex -We just have to stop overthinking .

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25 Responses

  1. God bless you with a long and strong, happy and healthy, unbeaten partnership with your beloved better half!
    Let the spirit of togetherness be alive!
    -Anagha from Team MocktailMommies

  2. Anita says:

    Beautifully written to express your love for the partner.god bless you .This is the story of every girl ,this bond is so strong and can’t be broken so easily .A little pray from heart bring back the things .

  3. That’s such a heart warming story Monica, reminded me of sweet, innocent romance found in old movies. God bless you both and wish you countless years of companionship together. These arguments, fights make the bond even stronger as otherwise, it will be too good to believe.

  4. Well expressed Monica; love is all about being there for each other – festival or not!! Hope your fast went off well and you were pampered by your better half the whole day!!

  5. Nidhi GS says:

    I cannot tell…. how happy I am to read this… I had a huge fight with him just a day before Karwa Chauth. I kept fast but was not that enthusiastic…. but you gave me the motivation that its all part of life…. Thanks so much

  6. Obsessivemom says:

    Yours was such a sweet story. This is one fast that is kept purely for emotional reasons and that’s just how it should be. There are no arguments, no logic, no reason, it’s simply what the heart wants.

  7. Anchal says:

    This is a so sweet. Happy Karwachauth to you 🙂 I feel we should do whatever our heart agrees to.

  8. Aww. .. that was so sweet! May you have a lot of such beautiful moments.

  9. Vinitha says:

    To each their own. It isn’t about logic or reasoning, it is about how we feel. Such a sweet story you have shared, Monika. May your love for each other continue to grow stronger!:)

  10. Rashmi says:

    Oh my! My eyes welled up reading this 🙂 I can so relate to your emotions that you want to celebrate this day for a reason so pure and so honest. Happy (belated) Karwa Chouth to you Monika; and may you enjoy a long, wonderful togetherness with your beloved. 🙂

  11. Alice Gerard says:

    That is such a touching story. I’m glad that he came back and that you are celebrating your relationship. Best wishes to both of you.

  12. Sulekha says:

    So glad to read about your happy Karvachauth! May you both have a long and happy married life. I stopped observing the fast a few years ago due to health reasons but like all married women I pray for his long and happy life everyday.

  13. Nupur says:

    Karvachauth has a special meaning for you. Best wishes for this partnership to grow stronger…

  14. Nupur says:

    I underwent a similar transformation 🙂

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