Karwa Chauth, a festival that emboldens the relationship between wife and a husband, is being celebrated today in the nation. On Karwa Chauth, married women observe a day long fast, a ritual and tradition, for the healthy and long life of their husbands. The festival is widely celebrated in the northwestern part of the country, but has significance across the nation. One of the most auspicious festival in the Hindu community, on Karwa Chauth women who keep a day long fast that begins from sunrise and ends after moonrise. 

Karwa Chauth is a festival that celebrates the relationship of marriage and also emboldens the bond between daughter and mother in law. Women who keep this fast on Karwa Chauth, pray to Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati as part of the ritual and pray for a wealthy, happy life with their husbands. As part of this festival, both daughter-in-law and mother-in-law exchange gifts on the occasion of Karwa Chauth and celebrate the relationship between them.

Karwa Chauth, the festival that celebrates the eternal bond between a husband a wife, also has significance in terms of relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law. Before the arrival of the festival, a day before, the mother-in-law in the form of her blessings to their daughter-in-law present gifts. The gifts may be anything, like ranging from money, gold, jewellery, dresses or other stuff.

Married women also receive Sargi from their mother-in-law on the occasion of Karwa Chauth. Traditionally, Sargi which is a pre-dawn meal is given to daugther-in-law from mother-in-law in the form of blessings. Though, different parts of India have different ways to organise this festival, Sargi usually consists of dry fruits, coconut, mithai and gifts like jewellery, money, dresses and others.

While the Sargi ritual is performed a day before the Karwa Chauth, women who keep this fast in a way to express their love, and bond with their mother-in-law also present gifts to them. The gifts usually contains household items like bedsheets, crockery, clothes, jewellery, money, sweets and other stuff.

Here are best gifts options for daughter-in-law and mother-in-law for this Karwa Chauth

Sargi gifts on Karwa Chauth for daugther-in-law

  • Jewellery sets like ear-rings, necklace, nose rings, anklets, gold, silver or diamond rings, Bangles.   
  • Personal care kit or make-up kit
  • Money
  • Gift basket consisting of sweets, chocolates, dry fruits and other delicious stuff
  • Idols of God and Goddess
  • Personalised gifts items including dresses, household items, etc.

Gifts for mother-in-law on Karwa Chauth

  • Household items like crockery, mixer, juicer, microwave etc. 
  • Jewellery items like necklace, rings, nose-rings, etc. 
  • Traditional wear including sarees, suits and other dresses.
  • Dazzling Pendant set
  • Food delights like sweets, crunchy nuts, dry fruits and etc
  • Money plant for prosperity 

First Published | 8 October 2017 12:20 PM
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