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FESTIVALS - KARWA CHAUTHA
Karwa Chautha is celebrated on the fourth day of the month Karttika and is celebrtaed by women all over North India in honour of Shiva and Parvati for the welfare of the husbands. An earthen pot with a spot called the Karwa is decorated using coloured paste made from rice and is used in the worship. images of the sun, moon and the Karwa are drawn on the ground and when the full moon appears water and flowers are offered to the deities and break their fast. Mothers send gifts of clothes, ornaments and sweets to their daughters and women gather and talk about past festivals.
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