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Karva Chauth For Dummies: Wisdom On A Fasting and Prayer Ritual From the Villages of Punjab

Karva Chauth is a Northern Indian festival during which married women fast for the well-being of the husband. Observed during the month of Kartik on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha (the waning moon) the festival was originally based on the idea of camaraderie between married women in the community during a time when most of Northern Indian society lived in villages. It is important to remember this as increasingly cynics (like my old self) will tend to pass it off as an example of traditions that cater to a male dominated society.

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