So here I,m……busy in preparations of tomorrow’s BIG fasting day and that is “Karva Chauth” !
Nothing can go wrong since I am going to take care of each and everything. After all not all days we Indian wives keep fast for our husbands that too a difficult one ! Phew !!!
On this ‘One day festival’ married ladies keep fast from sunrise to moonrise for their husband’s safety and longevity. Yes, without water and food throughout the day ! It is not forced on any woman. Its entirety her choice how she wants to keep fast depending on her faith and health status.
Now that;s the Murphy’s Law when you know you are not supposed to drink water till moonrise and suddenly my sons will offer me a sip of their coke. My dear husband will request ten times to bring something to munch from the kitchen….who’s going to tell him that I can put a cookie or a piece of potato wafer in my mouth too while bringing it for him.
Murphy’s Law says, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” My cook would try his level best to serve me a glass of chilled water as usual once I come back from school. He would cooly forget the previous day’s instruction given by me,” NOONE WILL SERVE OR ASK ME FOR WATER TOMORROW , OKAY ” They would show all the concern on this particular day.
Though we don’t mind even if we remain hungry for a day, especially when we get exclusive gifts, love and pampering from husband and other members of the family. THIS IS OUR DAY…… The great Indian wives 🙂 but you never know anything can go wrong and we have to be very careful.
Red is the color of the day. Wives mostly wear all shades of red, pink, orange, magenta and crimson. Even green is pretty common in some states of India since they all are colors of marriage and bride.
We wear new bengals, dress preferably sari, make up to look like a bride. This is the day we apply henna on our hands and feet.
Hands decorated with henna or Mehendi are considered to be auspicious in our part of world. It is said that when daughters, daughter in laws decorate their hands with intricate patterns of Heena or Mehendi during festivities or pooja, it brings wealth and prosperity at home.
O yes, my maid’s daughter is going to come in a short while to put it on my hands. After that I won’t be able to comment on your posts till it become dry which will take few hours so I will do it tomorrow. I will do it for sure as I don’t have to do anything tomorrow except looking pretty, decked up in jewelry and wait for the moon to appear. Tarun is not here so I will open my fast by looking at his photo. sob sob….. Anyway it keeps on happening in defence. Here she comes! And I’ll see you tomorrow…