Happy Karwa Chauth

Karva-Chauth-01October 22nd, is celebrated  in Gujarat and  by  Hindi women in the north of India and Pakistan .  Married women are fast and pray all day for the safety, good health, and longevity of life of their husbands.karwa-chauth-katha



These beautiful pictures of young love and families were contrasted in the Daily Mail’s story and pictures.  Sadly, widows are shunned and cast out in society after their husband’s die. There is a new charity that is working  to give these faithful older women a pension and their rightful place in Indian society. In a country that has moved away from the wife being burned on her husband’s burial fire, they have come a long way, but many habits and customs are hard to break. Hopefully, by the time the young women are widows, conditions and respect for them will be the action of the day. article-2316493-19880894000005DC-37_964x618

Namaste. . .  . .This Is Incredible India!

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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15 Responses to Happy Karwa Chauth

  1. maraneso says:

    India’s still on my list – love the colors in your photos.


    • annetbell says:

      I was there for four months at the first of the year and fell in love with incredible India! I have found that there are people who love it and those who are the other extreme….hardly any in the middle as luke warm! LOL!


  2. sknicholls says:

    Their lives seem impoverished, yet opulent in so many ways.


    • annetbell says:

      Indians are amazing in that way. My husband says what really impresses him is the peaceful, gentle life most of them lead in the midst of such challenges. Then they take so much joy in Bollywood dancing, flying kites, celebrating their faith and festivals. They are opulent in spirit!


  3. Beautifully written! And yes India is amazing.Im yet to see so much of it. Really want to capture it’s spiritual essence. So far it has been to meet family! Hopefully my next trip will allow me to explore in the way I wish to! 🙂


  4. dalo2013 says:

    Wow, great post and photo of the widow…I had no idea that widowers where shunned, hard to fathom.


  5. Kev says:

    I can’t believe what I read about widows…that just blew my mind! Hope the charity succeeds.


  6. OyiaBrown says:

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.


  7. Beautiful photographs, I love india and really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks.


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