Check out how Sushma Swaraj celebrated Karva Chauth
New Delhi, Oct 9: On Sunday, Hindu wives in various parts of the country, especially in northern and central India, were on fast as a part of Karva Chauth to pray for their husbands' long lives.
Like a typical 'loving' wife Union minister Sushma Swaraj too observed fast and did all the relevant rituals associated with Karva Chauth.
We must say India's external affairs minister, known for her prompt rescue operations for anyone stranded in foreign shores, was looking gorgeous in a red sari and gold jewellery.
Here you can watch a video tweeted by ANI to know how Swaraj observed Karva Chauth:
In her Karva Chauth celebrations, the Union minister was joined by several of her relatives and friends at her residence in the national capital.
India's external affairs minister is married to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and senior Supreme Court advocate Swaraj Kaushal. They have been married since 1975 and have a daughter together.
There has been a lot of debate over the Hindu ritual of observing fast for husbands by wives where the latter don't even drink water till the evening moon is sighted.
While liberal women detest Karva Chauth as regressive and anti-women, others say it's the wish of married women to observe the festival or not and nobody forces anybody to take part in the festivities.
In many cases, a lot of husbands to show solidarity to their wives remain without food and water throughout the day during Karva Chauth.