Karva Chauth, a story of faith – #writebravely

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Karva-chauth a story of faith

She got up before sunrise and went  to meet her mom-in-law,

Hesitantly, her mom-in-law gave her the Sargi.

She had been fasting the whole day, like she did every year, but this year was different

While she went about her daily routine, her ears were glued to the radio set in the kitchen.

Every ring on the mobile, saw her rush towards the phone and a second later witness her crestfallen face.

She smiled as her toddler hugged her, but the worry lines never left her face,

She was decked up like a new bride, but the happiness was missing.

A look at her and her mother-in-law had no words,

She simply hugged her daughter-in-law who was now more than a daughter to her.

She prayed and begged in front of the Gods, but

This Air-force wife refused to lose hope

It had been more than 24 hours since the chopper crashed in the mountains, with no updates about the crew on board.

This Karva Chauth was more about faith than a ritual

My salute to the brave wives and families of  our armed forces.

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Post Author: nehagpatwardhan

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of nehatambe.com.

61 thoughts on “Karva Chauth, a story of faith – #writebravely

    Mayuri Nidigallu

    (October 9, 2017 - 10:46 am)

    Beautiful, Neha.
    I had a lump in my throat when I reached the end and found myself praying for her Husband’s safety.
    One of your best posts, so far.


      (October 9, 2017 - 1:42 pm)

      thanks Mayuri


    (October 9, 2017 - 5:06 pm)

    This made me choke, Neha. How incredibly hard it must be to keep a happy face for the sake of her toddler and mil when she’s herself fearing for the worst! 🙁


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:52 pm)

      Thanks Varsha

    Mocktailmommies Bloggers

    (October 9, 2017 - 5:58 pm)

    Wishing against the hope, I wish her faith in the ritual and the faith is restored! Heart wrenching, lump in a throat kind of tale!
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:53 pm)

      Thanks Anagha! I guess all rituals were more about faith and hope than anything else. Somewhere down the line they got rigid and bigger than the emotion

    Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan

    (October 9, 2017 - 7:52 pm)

    Beautifully written. And a wonderful tribute to the wives of the olive green


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:54 pm)

      Thank you Dr. Roshan


    (October 10, 2017 - 8:55 am)

    Indeed it was more about faith than a ritual! My god how traumatic it can be for the armed forces families at such news. And most of the times they are not updated due to security reasons. I cant imagine a life like this and have a lot of respect for women who opt out for this life!!


      (October 10, 2017 - 9:43 am)

      True Shalini! All we can do is show compassion and support these strong women. Their story too needs to be told

    L steffy Manju

    (October 10, 2017 - 12:39 pm)

    Hope is the ly word which we can give to a lady who is waiting for her husband…. Dis post is best of ur’s


      (October 12, 2017 - 6:04 pm)

      Thanks Steffy

    JayanthyGovindarajan (@JayanthyG)

    (October 10, 2017 - 4:53 pm)

    Salute to them! I write this with a heavy heart. Faith has its true meaning here. Thanks for this post.


      (October 12, 2017 - 6:04 pm)

      Thankyou Jayanthy

    Melani Rayen

    (October 10, 2017 - 6:29 pm)

    Hats off to them ! This story shows us the real significance behind the celebrating of Karva Chauth !


      (October 12, 2017 - 6:05 pm)

      Thank you Melani

    roopali gupta

    (October 10, 2017 - 7:21 pm)

    Very Touching, one must never loose faith and hopes


      (October 12, 2017 - 6:05 pm)

      Thanks Roopali


    (October 10, 2017 - 9:13 pm)

    Wow very nice read.. Loved reading it


      (October 12, 2017 - 6:05 pm)

      Thanks Khushboo


    (October 10, 2017 - 9:17 pm)

    Loved this post Neha, and I also salute all the army wives!


      (October 12, 2017 - 6:06 pm)

      Thank you Zainab


    (October 10, 2017 - 9:33 pm)

    Your story had me getting goosebumps! Hats off to all brave wives!


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:51 pm)

      Yes! Hats off to our armed forces and their families. They are the true picture of courage.

    Prerna Sinha

    (October 10, 2017 - 9:44 pm)

    Such a beautiful post, thanks for sharing! ⚡️


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:50 pm)

      Thanks Prerna

    Mamatha dilip

    (October 10, 2017 - 10:17 pm)

    I was in tears reading this😞 That was a pretty hard thing for her to do. That’s why mother is all about endurance


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:49 pm)

      Thank you Mamatha

    Shilpa Garg

    (October 10, 2017 - 10:31 pm)

    That touched my heart deeply. Yes, her karvachauh was more about faith.
    Loved the way you have captured the anxiety and relationship between DIL and MIL.


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:49 pm)

      Thank you Shilpa


    (October 10, 2017 - 10:46 pm)

    Very well written post. Beautifully you brought up the struggle of armed forces – wives. True karwa is more of faith than a ritual


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:48 pm)

      Thank you Radha

    Geethica Mehra

    (October 10, 2017 - 11:03 pm)

    Army wives have the bravest of hearts. They are so strong and always at their feet to her any kind of news. A salute to them!


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:48 pm)

      True that Geethica. All we can do is salute them and pray for the safety of their loved ones.


    (October 11, 2017 - 5:00 am)

    Beautiful, Had goosebumps reading it , one line and it got all the pain!


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:47 pm)

      Thank you Jhilmil

    Nisha Malik

    (October 11, 2017 - 9:27 am)

    Ojh my heart really sank first but then hope and faith can do wondera. Really beautiful piece.


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:47 pm)

      Thank you Nisha


    (October 11, 2017 - 12:04 pm)

    The story is so heart touching, I got goosebumps! <3


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:47 pm)

      Thank you Namrata

    Dr Bushra

    (October 11, 2017 - 1:21 pm)

    Loved your take on karwa chauth and salute to armed force better halves for their faith and courage


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:46 pm)

      Thanks Dr.Bushra.

    Minakshi bajpai

    (October 11, 2017 - 5:24 pm)

    Very beautifully you penned down the feelings and emotions of wife of an armed man in this post. I feel very proud not only for army men but more for their courageous wives who let their husbands to go and fight for our nation. Even I can’t do this. Very touching and heartbreaking post. Feels so bad for her.


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:46 pm)

      Thank you Minakshi

    Glow Origin

    (October 11, 2017 - 7:07 pm)

    Truly one of the best post this literally in tears while reading ths


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:45 pm)

      Thank you


    (October 11, 2017 - 7:56 pm)

    Really a salute to army wives.. We have our partners with us all the time but their partners are away for the security of all of us..


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:45 pm)

      True that Mrinal

    Deepika Verma

    (October 11, 2017 - 9:32 pm)

    That’s a very touching read… I read somewhere… make your faith stronger than your fear…


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:44 pm)

      Such a beautiful quote to live by

    Prisha Lalwani

    (October 11, 2017 - 9:59 pm)

    I got goosebumps reading this!! Truly, salute to those wives!!


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:44 pm)

      Thank you Prisha

    Jyotirmoy Sarkar

    (October 12, 2017 - 9:58 am)

    Very touchy and painful.


      (October 12, 2017 - 5:43 pm)

      Thanks Jyotirmoy

    Payal Agarwal

    (October 13, 2017 - 10:55 am)

    A beautiful story of holding on to faith. Loved it!

    Rohan Kachalia

    (October 15, 2017 - 11:20 am)

    Beautifully written. I had a lump in my throat reading the last few lines. A lovely tribute to our soldiers and their family and also a nice take on Karva Chauth.

    AuraOfThoughts MeenalSonal

    (October 18, 2017 - 6:31 am)

    Families of soldiers are more brave than soldiers I feel. And in your tale wife has put a brave face and took faith’s hand. Lovely tale.

    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts


      (October 23, 2017 - 3:32 pm)

      True that Meenal


    (October 18, 2017 - 5:20 pm)

    Oh God!! that’s really scary Neha. Hope he & all other come back safe & sound. Faith & prayers. too deep


      (October 23, 2017 - 3:30 pm)

      Thanks Dipika

    Sachin Baikar

    (August 10, 2018 - 6:18 pm)

    A heart touching one. Very well written post 👍 Neha.

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