It was Karwa Chauth, Kartik Krishna Chaturthi. Indian women celebrated Karwa Chauth. The festival of Karwa Chauth is celebrated to wish long life for the husbands.
Indian wives observe a day long fast and break the fast seeing the moon in the evening. It is one of the most important festival of the Hindu wives. Large numbers of married Hindu women observed this today.
Sushma Swaraj, leader of Opposition in the Loksabha (Lower house of the Indian parliament) also observed fast. She herself told the story related to Karwa Chauth among the women came to visit her on the eve of the festival.
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