thedelhibells: First Karva Chauth

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      1. Haha.. Yea.. I am sure it will be. Its so good that you r sharing your whole journey and transition from a girl to a bride. I never want to stop reading this blog of yours. Very helpful.

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  1. Interesting Read..!! I jus feel you guys were so tired more so bcz of the wedding ceremonies that happened for the past 4-5 days. Jet lag also contribute to it. After reading this, one thing is clear to me. I dont wanna feel like this atal on my way to honeymoon. I want to enjoy every bit of it even the flight time as well.. i want to be in a very relaxed mood. So for all this whenver i get married, i am definately going to tell my husband that we will go for a honeymoon only after a week of reception and all. 🙂

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    1. haha! Yeah, best not to leave right after the wedding ceremonies get done. atleast wait a full day.
      and probably not the best idea to do your first ever KC and first ever fast on the first day of travelling to a country that’s so far off! on the bright side though, it did make for a very interesting first KC that I don’t think I will ever forget!

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  2. Adorable! Totally completely and absolutely adorable! My husband kept it with me last year (before the wedding) but by default..he forgot to eat coz he was busy in Court and conferences all day.. or so he told the entire family when they went all awwwwwwwww on him!

    I’ve actually been keeping teejri (the sindhi KC) & KC since I was 10 (yes. I’m a lunatic.I know) but now i think I’m soon going to stop..I’ve got a headstart of about 20 years…so i can pick it up again in my 40s!!!

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  3. so you do not do chatt puja either!! well, i guess that is always ok unless one really believes in something themselves. and, if acidity issues are there one better take care of health before any other thing!

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    1. no way! do you know how tough chhat puja is?!
      And I just think – it’s hard to make someone believe in something like “doing a fast will help you get xyz wish” when you’ve not been taught to believe in that since childhood. Hard to unlearn that! And equally tough to tell someone who has been fasting since childhood that “doing a fast will make no difference to whether or not your wish comes true.” I think whatever it is that you have seen for most of your life is what you believe in, specially when it comes to religious beliefs. It applies just as much to praying, following religious rituals, etc. as it does to fasting.

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  4. I do both Teej and KC (i ❤ the abbrv). While I have grown up watching Mom do Teej and I really do love the Pedakiya (sweets made during this Puja), AB has grown up watching his Mom do KC. So I decided to do both – and KC is the easier one to follow. Teej requires the wife to fast for the whole day. But then I enjoy the attention AB gives me during these days – and its easy to do these if you deviate your mind. I make it a point to go to office for the day. Office work keeps me busy and keeps my mind off the need to drink water or eat. And by the time I get back the day is over – and AB is fussing around me to drink some water (during Teej) or hv something to eat (during KC). And the gifts I get makes it even better 🙂 😉

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  5. Hahaha! The post is too funny…I am not insensitive but just trying to appreciate the humour in the agony.

    I am a Bihari as well and got married recently. 🙂 And I know that Biharis don’t keep Karva Chauth so fasting the entire day and that also when you’re on the go is no easy task.

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  6. Can’t get enough of thedelhibells series!! Waiting eagerly to read the rest of the post. Although feeling a bit sad that its probably going to the last in thedelhibells series 😦 enjoyed reading every bit of the journey from the day 1 of wedding festivities to a fitting finale of love and celebrations! It’s like that feeling when you nearing the season finale of your favourite show! Tell you what… Lets go over the wedding again 😉 heheheh… Looking forward to more of the wedding tales from you! Coz with you there’s never a dull moment in wedding planning journey 😀

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    1. Awww, thanks D! Even I feel sad sometimes that it’s almost over. But there’s still one or two more I will add, even after the honeymoon post 😉 So, you have a little bit more time before it’s truly wrapped up.

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  7. Enjoyed a good read early morning! =) Reception last night – 24 hr journey – waiting in the hotel lobby for 2 hours — all this on your FIRST KC!! My god! :O And I too suffer from acidity so I totally understand your pain.

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  8. This year would be my first Karwa Chauth fast and I can’t wait to keep it!! I love all these rituals in our culture 🙂 And I feel the husbands should not keep the fast that day; it takes the attention away from us you know 😉

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  9. I feel soooo lucky to have stumbled across this blog. I so loved reading the Delhibells series. And this one surely is an icing on the cake. Love your writing. It all feels as if its happening in real time in front of me 🙂 I could so connect with what you’ve written here as I too am a Bihari. And yes, My Mother and Father are also on a lookout for a groom( still 23 but then who can argue with parents :D) Hoping to tie the knot soon *excited* and this blog would be a lifesaver for my wedding planning woes,. May god bless you both, Keep those lovely posts coming!

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  10. Haha! I understand that hungry expression in that photo! It’s on my face everytime I’m even the tiniest bit hungry.
    And what sort of a silly rule is that you can’t change your room later on?

    Can’t wait to see read the second part of the post and see more photos of Australia!

    Cute post!

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    1. Yeah I was pretty hungry by then! And I guess the rule is because they will do a thorough clean up of the room once, and wouldn’t want to do it again in just 3-4 hours time 😦

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      1. But they are in the hospitality business! They’re getting guests from another time zone!
        Anyway, waiting to see the second part of this post! 🙂

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  11. Really entertaining, TDB! Although I’m sorry you didn’t have a smooth beginning to your honeymoon, its kind of comforting to know that everything doesn’t need to be perfect for a great honeymoon! We had a few hiccups on our Greek honeymoon, but it was more than amazing :). Also, while I may not completely agree with your stance on KC, I think you’ve penned your thoughts down very well and and I am happy to know that you’ve analyzed all the angles important to you. Not to nit-pick, but want to just clarify one thing- feminists do not think women are better than men; we only want to be treated as equals.

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    1. I believe the feminist movement began as a means to get women considered equals with men, but over a period of time a small section of women took it too far and started believing the extreme, where they’re better than men. I know this section of women is very small, but I’m afraid to call myself fully “feminist” just because of this. However, after reading your comment, I guess most people do understand that a true feminist is someone who just wants to be treated as an equal. Thanks for clarifying! 🙂

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  12. I kept Savitri this June. It’s an Oriya tradition. Bengalis don’t really keep any fasts or maybe I have not seen my mom keeping any fast for my dad. So it was a little unusual for me! But .. Whatever keeps the in-laws happy … 🙂

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