Friday, October 17, 2008

Karwa chawth: A festival of married Indian women

Karwa chawth is a Hindu ritual of fasting by married women seeking the long life and prosperity of their husbands. Though this festival is more popular in North India, everyone knows the significance of it. I knew it by watching Bollywood movies. But I had never thought that one day I would do the same for a girl – Lol…Surprised???

It was 2004 when I decided to celebrate this festival in a different way. 2004 – the year when I was deeply in love with a girl. On Karwa Chawth day I called her up and said, “I am on fast and I want you to cook something for me.” Her reaction was quite interesting. She first laughed and said Ok… done… you must do it for me. Anyway, I was on fast the whole day – I was never on fast before in my life, but you know for the sake of love…

Since we were not allowed to meet late in the evening, I called her up and said, Dear, I will reach your place by 6pm and she said ok. I didn’t know what was she preparing for me. Before leaving my room, I gave her a miscall… She reached at a particular place and had brought a Tiffin box. I sat beside her and said, “I did this for you and you only.” She passed a million dollar smile and I thought my daylong fasting didn’t go in vain.

After some intimate conversation, she opened the Tiffin box and it was Halwa (a sweet dish), and she gave that to me. I ate but there was no sugar – she felt embarrassed. And few minutes later she said that she was in a hurry and forgot to add sugar. Anyway, that was really unforgettable day for both of us.

Today, after 4 years, I can feel that very moment but she is not with me. She left me alone in the beach of love. But true love never dies – I loved her truly but don’t know about her. God bless her!!!


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Anonymous said...

hey more blogs after this one...?? comon..its february 2009...ur readers cant stop at just year calls for new stuff....goodluck



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