The tradition of ‘Karwa Chauth’ in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan is very different from rest of the country as even the wives of martyred soldiers celebrate the occasion here.
They thus keep the ‘Karwa Chauth’ vrat (fast) every year, so as to keep the memories of their husbands alive and do regular ‘moon pooja’ with a photograph of their martyred husbands.
One such village in Jhunjhunu is Village Danion, which houses many families of India’s martyrs.
Here, on the occasion of Karwa Chauth, soldier’s wives dress up like a newly married bride and follow every small detail that any married woman would follow this day, be it listening to the Karwa Chauth’s story or breaking their fast after looking at the moon.
They thus vow to forever follow this ceremony and honor their memory.