Published On : Thu, Oct 29th, 2015

Almighty God may my husband be always safe and live long!

Mrs Kangan Dhawan holding the sieve to llok at the moon and later her husband
Nagpur
: The women folk of the city hailing from North India including Punjabis, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthanis, Biharis etc had observed Karva Chauth with religious fervor too.

A group of young wives joined together and formed a group called “Piya Bawari” to observe this auspicious festival Karva Chauth. The organizers of Piya Bawari include Renee Alagh, Karishma Anand, Shivani Kothari, Shilpa Vij, Mehreen Rangoonwala, Bhavna Bhatia and Jia Mohta. They organized the Karva Chauth programme every year for the elite of the city.

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The main sponsors of the event were Batukbai Jewelers, Ensaara, Legato and the Travel Partners are Take Me away-Travel Agency.

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Since Karva Chauth is considered as one of the most important festivals for all married women in India, most of the elite married women of the city participated in the programme. All the wives offered prayers to God Almighty for the safety and long life of their husbands.

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The ladies attired in vibrant shades of red, pink, orange Sarees, Ghagra Choli numbers, Evening Gowns, Designer attires, made all the ladies beautiful and ravishing. The make-up, hairdos and accessories seemed to accentuate their beauty.

God seemed to be very partial and must have created all these beautiful ladies and must have caused them to assemble at Centre Point Hotel to participate in Piya Bawari- Karva Chauth programme.

The ladies who were observing a day-long fasting for whole day starting from the sunrise (early morning) and finally ending after seeing the moon were actively participating in all the activities. A game of Housie was played after a dance performance by a Dance Troupe from Delhi and Neel from Nagpur.

The Anchor Malika Malhotra from Mumbai did an excellent job of keeping the women involved in all the activities.

Various very exciting and interesting titles were given to selected few women. They include:

  1. Mrs Noore Nazar
  2. Mrs Long-the-Lashkara
  3. Mrs Latke Jhatke
  4. Mrs Solid Nakhre
  5. Mrs Nazuk Kali
  6. Mrs Chand Ka Tukda
  7. Mrs Perfect Piya Bawari (Perfect in Pink or Orange attire)
  8. Mrs Nain Nasheeli
  9. Beautiful Smile
  10. The Best Hairdo
  11. Nagin Si Chal
  12. Mrs Payal Ki Jhankar
  13. Mrs Popular
  14. Mrs Odhni
  15. Mrs Gora Gora Mukhda
  16. Mrs Chulbuli Fulzadi
  17. Mrs Perfect Figure
  18. Mrs Jhoomka
  19. Mrs Ek Chutki Sindoor.
  20. Mrs Beautiful etc.

The Judges included Former contestant of Mrs World Shilpa Agrawal. (She had won the title Mrs Inspirational), Mrs Tripti Kamdar and Mrs Mohta. The winning ladies were given Sashes and prizes.

On the whole, it was enjoyed by every lady to their heart’s content.

The anchor Malika Malhotra from Mumbai

The anchor Malika Malhotra from Mumbai

 

One of the main organizers Renee Alag

One of the main organizers Renee Alag

 

One of the organizers Bhavna Bhatia

One of the organizers Bhavna Bhatia

 

One of the participant receiving a sash from Shilpa Agrawal

One of the participant receiving a sash from Shilpa Agrawal

 

Mrs Namrata Kothari awarded Mrs Perfect Piya Bawari

Mrs Namrata Kothari awarded Mrs Perfect Piya Bawari

 

The three Judges Mrs Shilpa Agrawal, Mrs Tripti Kamdar and Mrs. Mohta

The three Judges Mrs Shilpa Agrawal, Mrs Tripti Kamdar and Mrs. Mohta

 

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Mrs Harleen Oberoi holding the sieve

Mrs Harleen Oberoi holding the sieve

 

Tinsy Jolly

Tinsy Jolly

 

Tanpreet Kaur Tuli

Tanpreet Kaur Tuli

 

Urmi Chakraborthy

Urmi Chakraborthy

 

Kangan Dhawan

Kangan Dhawan

 

Shruti Dhawan, Shikha Thutheja and Swati Agrawal

Shruti Dhawan, Shikha Thutheja and Swati Agrawal

 

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Mehrun Shoeb Rangoonwala

Mehrun Shoeb Rangoonwala

 

The participants awaiting prizes

The participants awaiting prizes

 

The Russian dancer swaying to Bollywood music

The Russian dancer swaying to Bollywood music

 

The ladies watching the dancers perform

The ladies watching the dancers perform


By Samuel Gunasekharan.

Pics – Atharva Chandorkar.

 

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