Karva Chauth
The Legend of Karva Chauth
Origin and Significance
Regional Significance of Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth Vrat Vidhi (in Hindi)
Karva Chauth Story (in English)
Karva Chauth Thali Decoration
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Karva Chauth Thali Decorations

A decorated thali is a very important component for performing the Karva Chauth puja. A puja thali, also known as Baya, containing the roli, vermilion, sacred water, dry fruits like almonds, pishta etc., earthen clay pots, diyas and different types of Indian sweets, in their respective katoris, is tastefully decorated. The art of creating attractive thalis for puja may also contain the ritualistic decoration like rangoli and alpana. Puja thali can be decorated with floral designs with the help of flowers, leaves, color and also with multicolored pulses.

On this auspicious day, Ma Gaura or goddess Parvati is worshiped. Married women sit around Gaura ma and pray to her for the well being and long life of their husbands. A small pitcher or Karva with some water is placed in the center. While the story is being narrated, ladies circulate their decorated Baya thalis. After the puja, this thali is given to the eldest member of the family who blesses the woman with all the happiness in life.

Karwa Chauth Thali Decoration Ideas:

Thali Decoration with Oil
1. Take a plain Thali, dip ear bud in any oil and draw desired auspicious pictures on the Thali.
2. Drop some powdered sindoor/Haldi/any rangoli color on it and shake well.
3. Now turn the Thali upside down to remove excess color powder.
4. You will find design embossed on plain Thali.
5. Floral desigsn looks great.
6. You can wipe this and keep the same Thali for next pooja. Simple isn't it?