Karwa Chauth 2018 is around the corner. The biggest Hindu festival for married women will be celebrated on October 27, Saturday this year. The one-day nirjala Karwa Chauth vrat is mainly observed in northern states of the country. However, it has gained significant prominence all over the country thanks to Indian television serials and Hindi cinema’s obsession with the bright and colourful festival. You must remember the scene from 1995’s Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge when Simran (Kajol) observed Karwa Chauth fast for Raj (Shah Rukh Khan). This old tradition continues to be a part of popular culture, mostly in daily soaps. TV’s favourite on-screen couples, be it Raman-Ishita from Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, Abhi-Pragya from Kumkum Bahgya or Shivaay-Anika from Ishqbaaz, make audiences fall in love with them more during Karwa Chauth special episodes. Karva Chauth Vrat 2018: How To Start The Fast Correctly – 7 Important Steps You Should Follow.
If there’s one field that follows trends with utmost dedication, it has to be the Indian television industry. When it comes to festivals and events, they ensure to celebrate it with full pomp and show. Karwa Chauth celebrations are no different. In fact, it is more special as the festival is about celebrating the bond between couples. And when we are speaking of love and romance, we just cannot do away without mentioning the golden reel lovebirds of the small screen. As we near Karwa Chauth 2018, we will take a look at some of the most romantic Karwa Chauth moments shown in Indian daily soaps. From YRKKH to Ishqbaaz to Bepannaah, Are Indian TV Serials Using ‘Falling Into Lover’s Arms’ Trope Way Too Much? (See Pics and Videos).
Arnav and Khushi's Karwa Chauth Celebrations in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?
Barun Sobati and Sanaya Irani as Arnav Singh Raizada and Khushi Kumari Gupta in Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? remains one of the most-loved couples of the small screen. The Karwa Chauth track in which Khushi observed the fast for the first time for Arnav is too cute to miss. Sanaya and Barun floored the audiences with their cute banters and sizzling chemistry. It is our favourite Karwa Chauth TV moment and you too can watch Arnav and Khushi celebrating Karva Chauth together online on Hotstar.
Raman and Ishita's Karwa Chauth Celebrations in Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
One of the longest-running shows, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein has seen several Karwa Chauth tracks but our favourite is from 2015. It showed a recovering Ishita (Divyanka Tripathi) observing fast for Raman who too had a special surprise for his wife. Not just Raman and Ishita, the entire Bhallas and Iyers celebrate the festival with fun and fervour. You can watch Karwa Chauth At the Bhallas episode online on Hotstar.
Abhi and Pragya's Karwa Chauth Celebrations in Kumkum Bhagya
Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia) and Pragya (Sriti Jha) have come a long way in their relationship since Kumkum Bhagya aired its first episode on 15th April 2014. They might not be together in the ongoing track, but that does not stop us from mentioning this favourite couple’s Karwa Chauth celebration from the past. You can watch “Karva Chauth at Abhi's house” episode on YouTube.
Shivaay and Anika's Karwa Chauth Celebrations in Ishqbaaz
Shivaay and Anika from Ishqbaaz are TV’s favourite couple who are ruling hearts and TRP charts. Played by Nakuul Mehta and Surbhi Chandna, the good-looking Ishqbaaz couple have been part of several memorable Karwa Chauth celebrations on the show. Remember the episode in which Shivaay-Anika recreate Raj-Simran’s Karwa Chauth scene from DDLJ? However, our favourite is when Shivaay makes grand preparations for his wife as she observes the tough fast for him. Watch it here.
Yash and Aarti's Karwa Chauth Celebrations in Punar Vivaah
We had to include this Karwa Chauth scene from Zee TV’s Punar Vivaah, a hit daily soap that aired from 2012 to 2013. It featured handsome Gurmeet Choudhary as Yash and beautiful Kratika Sengar as Aarti. Punar Vivaah revolved around Yash, a widower marrying Aarti, a divorcee for the sake of their children and eventually falling in love with each other. Karwa Chauth festival played an important role in bringing the couple closer.
RK and Madhubala's Karwa Chauth Celebrations in Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
Colors TV show Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon might have gone off the air in 2014 but it continues to feature in the list of most-loved Indian daily soaps. Audiences simply loved the sizzling chemistry of RK (Vivian Dsena) and Madhubala (Drashti Dhami) and their Karwa Chauth episode remains fresh in our memories. It was full of romance, drama and lots of love. Relive RK and Madhubala's evergreen romantic Karwa Chauth celebrations.
These were some of our favourite Karwa Chauth moments from the Indian television serials. Of course, there are many more and we would love to hear about your favourite TV couple and show. Also, as the festival nears, get ready to witness new Karwa Chauth special episodes. We are excitedly waiting to see if Bela (Surbhi Jyoti) would keep fast for Mahir (Pearl V Puri) in Naagin 3 or Naira (Shivangi Joshi) will keep Karwa Chauth Vrat for Kartik (Mohsin Khan) in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. Stay tuned to this space for the latest happenings in Indian television world.
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