Karwa Chauth is an auspicious festival for Hindu married women. On this day, married women fast all day long as it is believed that they pray for their husband’s long life. The celebratory event is marked by applying mehndi, wearing traditional clothes (especially red) and jewellery. On this day, 16 shringaar holds great significance. Married women are called ‘suhagans’ in Hindi and worshipping the moon wearing 16 shringaar or ornaments is important. In 2018, the festival will be celebrated on October 27. Every married woman should know what these 16 items are, and we have listed them down for you. Easy Karwa Chauth 2018 Mehndi Design Ideas: Simple and Latest Mehandi Patterns With Photos and Videos to Learn and Apply This Karva Chauth Festival.

Karva Chauth is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Women make new clothes and deck up like a bride for their husbands. But as a part of a ritual, 16 shringaar enhances a woman’s natural beauty. Even during Indian weddings, Hindu women follow the ritual of 16 shringaar or solah shringaar. Read on to know what are the items that need to be included and given to a suhagan if she is observing the fast on Karva Chauth. Karwa Chauth 2018 Outfit Ideas: From Karishma Tanna to Divyanka Tripathi, Let These TV Actresses Show You How to Amp Your Style Quotient This Festival.

List of Solah Shringaar Items

1. Sindoor or Vermillion: Women wear it on their hairline as a mark of their husband’s long life.

2. Mangalsutra: Also signifies that the woman is married.

3. Maang Tika

4. Bindi

5. Kajal or Kohl: Traditionally worn to prevent any evil eye.

6. Nathni

7. Kaanphool or Earrings

8. Mehndi: Important ritual during Karwa Chauth


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9. Kangan or Bangles

10. Ring

11. Gajra or Flower Garland

12. Red Clothes


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13. Payal or Anklet

14. Baajuband or Armlet

15. Haathphool

16. Kamarbandh or Waist Accessory

These are important 16 items that should be included as shringaar or ornaments. Although nowadays, people may not give all 16 items but the significant ones like sindoor, mehndi, red clothes and bindis are given to women who will be fasting on Karwa Chauth. Tomorrow is Karva Chauth and the preparations have begun. A day prior to the festival, all the ladies will be applying mehndi and married women receive sargi and shringaar items from their mother-in-law. Happy Karwa Chauth 2018!

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