I want a query to be posted.
As Karva chauth is approaching, I want to take help from you Imbb beauties. Many of the bloggers here are also married and this is my first karva chauth so please share your experience as well. I will be wearing a Red + Green silk saree. I want to ask how should I dress up?
1. What kind of eye makeup (suggest a look)
2. nail paint colour (brand)
3. lipstick shade
4. if possible tell me any draping style for saree (bored of normal drape and for silk I really want to try something different).
Thanks in advance.
Happy festive season
Karva is another word for ghada (earthen pot) (a small earthen pot used to keep the water cool, and also used for puja in this fast. Ladies exchange their earthen pots 14 times while celebrating. At the end they will get back their own pot) and chauth means ‘fourth’ in Hindi (a reference to the fact that the festival falls on the fourth day of the dark-fortnight, or krishna paksh, of the month of Kartik)
Women begin preparing for Karva Chauth a few days in advance, by buying cosmetics (shringar), traditional adornments or jewelry, and puja items, such as the karwa lamps, matthi, henna and the decorated puja thali (plate). Local bazaars take on a festive look as shopkeepers put their Karva Chauth related products on display. The fast begins with dawn. Fasting women do not eat during the day, and some additionally do not drink any water either. In traditional observances of the fast, the fasting woman does no housework. Women apply henna and other cosmetics to themselves and each other. The day passes in meeting friends and relatives.
In the evening, a community women-only ceremony is held. Women dress in fine clothing and wear jewellery and henna, and (in some regions) dress in the complete finery of their wedding dresses. The dresses (saris or shalwars) are frequently red, gold or orange in color, which are considered auspicious colors.
Once the moon is visible, depending on the region and community, it is customary for a fasting woman, with her husband nearby, to view its reflection in a vessel filled with water, through a sieve, or through the cloth of a dupatta. Water is offered (arka) to the moon (som or chandra, the lunar deity) to secure its blessings. She then turns to her husband and views his face indirectly in the same manner. In some regions, the woman says a brief prayer asking for her husband’s life. (source: Wikipedia)
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