Comments on: Women fast for their men on Karva chauth, but why? http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/11/04/women-fast-for-their-men-on-karva-chauth-but-why/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Shrihara http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/11/04/women-fast-for-their-men-on-karva-chauth-but-why/comment-page-1/#comment-29084 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:45:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=7195#comment-29084 Some women say it is the way to show commitment, dedication and support for their men. I do not believe that this brings long life or health to their men. As long as wife do with self-interest and her husband recognize and return it with respect and love to his wife, I do not criticize it. This can build the relationship stronger and that can improve their health. This must be the main reason for doing it.

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By: Bob2013 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/11/04/women-fast-for-their-men-on-karva-chauth-but-why/comment-page-1/#comment-29081 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:57:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=7195#comment-29081 Brishti’s comments makes me wonder what kind of readership is Reuters drawing… Did a Grihashobha reader or India TV viewer accidentally wander into the Reuters website. The writer is right women celebrating such degrading traditions in this century are out of their minds.

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By: Brishti http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/11/04/women-fast-for-their-men-on-karva-chauth-but-why/comment-page-1/#comment-27301 Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:57:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=7195#comment-27301 As a female, I love the concept of Karva Chauth and Savitri Brada. Its exemplifies our distinct and extraordinary culture and religion and its something we should all be proud of. Our culture in a whole, is what defines us and points us out from other cultures all over the world. We need to continue our traditions and not lose it due to Western influences.

For that reason, maintaining our beliefs is crucial for sustaining our ancient and valuble culture. I encourage all married women to pray for their husband’s long life via fasting and/or rituals, such as Karva Chauth. It will not make us less uneducated, instead it will help us to become devoted wives.

“Why don’t men fast for us?” – Because back in the time when this tradition began, most men were required to do back breaking work to support their familes, thus fasting would not be right for men, because if the men did not have energy to work, the children may starve to death. Instead the men give gifts such as churiyan and sari to their wives for fasting, thus its mutually beneficial.

I hope this answered your title question, Arnika.

BTW, Pati Parmeshwar Hai.

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By: SANIBH http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2012/11/04/women-fast-for-their-men-on-karva-chauth-but-why/comment-page-1/#comment-26460 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 06:19:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=7195#comment-26460 I believe that the point that you make is a fair one, and all these superstitions add up to nothing. However, there is an angle to such debates that I always seem to see, what would be your perspective if both of them were fasting, husband and wife? For fasting does have its benefits, it improves digestion, self control and a bazillion other things. My 2 cents.
Sanibh

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