GreNo West: Ladies of Supertech Ecovillage 3 celebrated the festival of Sakat Chauth also known as Til Chauth with zeal on January 21, 2022. They were seen following the traditional rituals with intimate friends and family making it a unique spectacle for a high rise society.
The Sakat Chauth is a traditional festival where women observe a Nirjala vrath(fast) and pray to Lord Ganesha for the well being of their husband and children.
Women were seen adorned in vermillion red colour and hints of solah shringar(sixteen embellishments of Hindu mythology) on the night of Sakat Chauth. Towards the end, they offered water and bhog to the moon, a traditional way to end the fast.
In a conversation with CitySpidey, Chavi Chaturvedi and Poonam Chaturvedi, both natives of Mathura talked about their memories of the festival and what it means to them.
"Each time, whenever this festival come, me and Chavi bhabhi celebrate together. Because we both are so fond of our families and we both are so far from them. We feel happy with each other’s presence. We prepare traditional food and worship Lord Ganesha, wait for the moon and talk about the good times we had in Mathura."
Priti Tripathi, another resident says, “I love colours, I love festivals, I love to dress up, and that’s the reason I love this festival. During the Sakat Chauth, my mother in law guides me over the rituals, it gives a warm feeling and connects me to our roots."
Here are a few glimpses from the celebrations-