Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Karva Chauth Vrat Katha in Hindi and English....................108413

"A long long time ago, there lived a beautiful princess by the name of Veeravati. When she was of the marriageable age, Veeravati was married to a king. On the occasion of the first Karva Chauth after her marriage, she went to her parents’ house."

"After sunrise, she observed a strict fast. However, the queen was too delicate and couldn’t stand the rigours of fasting. By evening, Veeravati was too weak, and fainted. Now, the queen had seven brothers who loved her dearly. They couldn’t stand the plight of their sister and decided to end her fast by deceiving her. They made a fire at the nearby hill and asked their sister to see the glow. They assured her that it was the moonlight and since the moon had risen, she could break her fast."

"However, the moment the gullible queen ate her dinner, she received the news that her husband, the king, was dead. The queen was heartbroken and rushed to her husband’s palace. On the way, she met Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati. Parvati informed her that the king had died because the queen had broken her fast by watching a false moon. However, when the queen asked her for forgiveness, the goddess granted her the boon that the king would be revived but would be ill."

"When the queen reached the palace, she found the king lying unconscious with hundreds of needles inserted in his body. Each day, the queen managed to remove one needle from the king’s body. Next year, on the day of Karva Chauth, only one needle remained embedded in the body of the unconscious king."

"The queen observed a strict fast that day and when she went to the market to buy the karva for the puja , her maid removed the remaining needle from the king’s body. The king regained consciousness, and mistook the maid for his queen. When the real queen returned to the palace, she was made to serve as a maid."

"However, Veeravati was true to her faith and religiously observed the Karva Chauth vrat . Once when the king was going to some other kingdom, he asked the real queen (now turned maid) if she wanted anything. The queen asked for a pair of identical dolls. The king obliged and the queen kept singing a song " Roli ki Goli ho gayi... Goli ki Roli ho gayi " (the queen has turned into a maid and the maid has turned into a queen)."

"On being asked by the king as to why did she keep repeating that song, Veeravati narrated the entire story. The king repented and restored the queen to her royal status. It was only the queen’s devotion and her faith that won her husband’s affection and the blessings of Goddess Parvati."


Karwa chauth Katha in English

Story of Karwa Chauth (To be told on Karwa Chauth in the Evening, while doing pooja, before offering water to the Moon)
The Hindi Story, has been translated in English for the benefit of those who are unable to read Hindi Language. 
It is said that in a village, seven brothers and one sister were staying with their parents (money lender). The sister was youngest among them. That’s why everybody adored her. When she was 10 or 12 years of age they married her. After marriage on first karwa chauth, she came to her mother’s house. Her mother-in-law affectionately sent sargi for her. She put mehendi/henna on her hands along with her mother and bhabhis (brother’s wives) and had sargi in the morning before sunrise and observed a nirjal fast (without taking water).

By the evening the brothers got worried that how can their small sister live without food and water till night. They consulted among themselves and decided that we will create artificial moon for their sister.
Two brothers went to the forest and burnt cowdung coal. The other two brothers went home and said let’s go sister the moon has risen. All her bhabhis (brother’s wife’s) kept quite. Sister said “let’s go Bhabhi the moon has risen, lets worship the moon and offer ark (water is offered to the moon) to it. All the Bhabhis said “So early only your moon could have risen, You may go.”
She was not only young but also simple hearted, she really thought everyone’s moon rises separately.
She hurriedly took the pooja material to the terrace. There in the forest one brother was standing with a sieve in front of the cowdung coalfire, so from distance she thought that the moon is rising from behind bushes.
She offered her worship and ark to the moon and came back home. As soon as she started eating Puya’s, she received a message from her in-laws that her husband is seriously ill suddenly.
On hearing this, the Girl’s father and brothers along with her rushed to her in-law’s house. There her husband was seriously ill. Every body was worried.
Hakim (auyarvedic Dr.), Doctors were called but nobody could understand the illness.
Then the family enquired from priests and Astrologers. They told them that this has happened because the girl has eaten puya’s, after seeing the artificial moon i.e. before sun-rise. Now the only solution is that till the next year karwa chauth, the girl should take good care of her husband, then keep fast on Karwa Chauth and exchange karwa with Gaur Maata and make her say “le suhaagan karwa le”,”de suhagaan karwa de”. Then her husband will be well and will live long. On hearing this, the girl decided to take good care of her husband for one year.
Next year when Karwachauth arrived, her mother sent sargi for her. As per the tradition, she did sargi and kept her fast. Her mother also sent material for baya/bayna, karwa and money.
In the evening, all married ladies dressed up wore chunari, making preparation for the pooja, she waited to exchange karwa with Gaur Maata.

When the first Gaur Maata arrived. The girl held her feet and pleaded her
“O’Gaur Maata, Please exchange karwa with me.”

After lot of pleading Gaur Maata sat with her and said
“Sister of seven brothers karwa le”,
“Jo bhukhi naa reh sake (who can’t stay hungry) karwa le”,
“Jo payasi naa reh sake (who can’t stay thirsty) karwa le”,
“Jo Chalni meh chaand dekhe (One who see moon in sieve) karwa le.”
She begged her again and again to say “Le Suhaagan Karwa Le” Gaur Maata said, “I won’t say this. My other sisters will come, you make them say.” And after saying this, she went away.

After some time 2nd Gaur Maata came and she also went away saying what the earlier one had said. In this way they came one by one when the ninth Gaur Maata came, the girl was worried. When she begged her again and again and held her feet, then Gaur Maata said,” when my youngest sister will come, you ask her, I will not say. My sister is scary looking but good at heart, don’t let her go, make her say it.”
After some time 10th Gaur maata came. She had dark complexion, had big teeth, horrible face and was wearing lot of jewelry. When she heard the small girl pleadings, she sat down with her to exchange karwa and like other Gaur Maata’s said
“Sister of seven brothers karwa le”,
“Jo bhukhi naa reh sake (who can’t stay hungry) karwa le”,
“Jo payasi naa reh sake (who can’t stay thirsty) karwa le”,
“Jo Chalni meh chaand dakhe (One who see moon in sieve) karwa le.”

The girl fell on her feet and said “O’ Mother please forgive my mistakes, Please say “Le suhaagan karwa le”. If you will say this , my husband will live. I will always worship you. Please bless me.
On girls repeated pleading, Gaur Maata felt pity for her and said-Let it be so and said “Le suhaagan karwa le” and the girl said “de suhaagan karwa de”. Then, the same thing was repeated by both of them in reverse order. When they said this ten times Girls husband was well again. Everybody touched Gaur Maata’s feet”.
Hey Gaur Maata jaise aapne saahukaar ki kanya ka suhaag diya, waise hi sabko dena
Sab Milke Bolo .. Karwa Chauth Mata ki Jai, Gaura Maata Ki Jai
Hey Chauth Maata Saubhagya, Putra aur Achal Laxmi Sabko Dena, Mangal Karna aur Kalyaan Karna !
Jai Ho Maa!!

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