October 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.
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.
Namaste. . . . .This Is Incredible India!