Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Karva Chauth 2007

Karva Chauth is the women's holiday here... in the last 2 years past, we have been in M-town with the Kumars... we missed spending this time with them this year :( To read all about this holiday, check out my blog post from the previous year: Karva Chauth 2006 - it tells you all about what happens in this holiday... This year we went to the market near our house and it was bustling with people getting their w'ship supplies for the holiday... The lady below is selling these hay stalk things that they use... during the w'ship time they throw some North, South, East and West...
Women get Mehindi done on this holiday... I had to sit on this stool while I was getting mine that was low to the ground - haha it was really hard for me to get up - thank goodness Adam was there to help me up :)
I had two guys putting the henna on my hands at the same time :) It was fun :) That pic below makes my skin look soooo white!
There were lots of women in the market getting Mehindi done :)
And, just for fun - some fun kids in the market :)

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The Agarwals said...

I always like it when you post pics of kids there! They are so cute! I'm impressed that you were able to get down that low on the stool! Wow!!

Deanna said...

So, exactly how many holidays do you guys celebrate down there?

Anthony and Sharon said...

Isn't this one where you're supposed to get a new sari and toe-ring? I really wanna see Andrea and Jellybean wrapped up pretty!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Yeah, this is the holiday where the husband is supposed to get the wife a new sari, new toe rings, new makeup, new EVERYTHING! (notice I said toe ringS - you have to wear one on each foot - it means your married... just one can mean you're a prostitute) :)

E-Rob said...

You always have good details on the holidays. I didn't know that hay thing. I read over your 2006 post - that makes 3 different types of fasts I've heard of now. I wonder if it's a regional thing, or if the women just choose how they want to fast.