Karwa Chauth is celebrated in the auspicious month of "Karthik", that starts right after Navratri is over. Karwa Chauth is a festival that celebrates the bond between husband and wife. Wives keep a fast throughout the day for the longevity of their husbands. Karwa Chauth is considered to be one of the most difficult fasts as no married woman drinks even a drop of water the entire day. In the evening, they perform a pooja ceremony seeking blessings from Maa Karwa for the long lives of their husbands.
This festival has been more popularized through cinematic depictions, celebrating as a symbol of love. Bollywood has always been a fan of this festival, simply for two reasons - first is that this festival is about the celebration of romance and trust and the second one is that it adheres to Indian culture and rituals.
Talking of rituals, there is a beautiful one of receiving Sargi from mother in law in the morning right before starting the fast. What is so special about Sargi, you ask? Well, Sargi is a symbol of love and blessing from a mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law. The Karwa Chauth Sargi is a pre-dawn meal that the wife eats before starting the Karwa Chauth fast.
The Sargi thali comprises of many auspicious and energizing dishes that the mother in law (saas) hopes for the bahu to sustain throughout the day with her blessings for the vrat. Along with the edibles, other necessary items like sindoor, sarees, etc are also sent as a sign of love and care.
The Sargi thali for Karwa Chauth is, therefore, a symbol of love in a saas-bahu relationship. Are you also planning on gifting a Sargi thali to your daughter-in-law, this Karwa Chauth? Just scroll down, check the list for the same, and see if you have everything covered:-
1. Fresh fruits
Fruits are an important part of the Sargi as they keep you energized and active throughout the day without any lethargy in the body.
2. Dry fruits
Karwa Chauth mostly falls when the winter season arrives. This is the season when dry fruits are most effective for the body. A mixture of all types of dry fruits is kept in the Sargi thali.
3. Cooked Food
Before she starts with her long-day fast, how about freshly cooked food by the mother-in-law for her bahu? You got it right. Cooked food is also an important part of Sargi.
Pick your favorite sweet to eat along with food before the fast starts, so no one can keep you throughout the day and make you jealous.
5. Karwa Chauth Box
Last but not the least, along with all the previous items in the Sargi thali, Karwa Chauth box is a must that has the thali, channi, Karva, and a thali cover to protect all your items in the plate.
Sargi in Karwa Chauth is as important as keeping the fast and performing all rituals right. Simply, the relationship between mother-in-law and daughter-in-law is as important as the relationship between husband and wife.