Karwa Chauth, a Grand Spectacle in Canada

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 29 Oct 2018 4:48 AM GMT

Karwa Chauth, a Grand Spectacle in Canada
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Ontario (Canada): It was really a wow spectacle. At a Hindu temple people witnessed this 'incarnation of faith'. There was a huge (at least 1,000) gathering of beautifully dressed women, of various ages - young and elderly - doing the rituals.

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Menfolk (most likely their husbands) were sitting along the periphery of the temple hall. Announcements were being made that when the current groups were finished Pooja, they should slowly make way for other women who were waiting with offerings and oil-lamp to perform the ritual. The appropriate folk song was being recited all along. The environment was very colourful and festive.

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A substantial number of those present were Sikhs which shows the deep bonding between Hindus and Sikhs. The parking lot was full (people had to wait to find a spot). To maintain traffic, there was a police officer at the gate and a a couple of volunteers in the parking lot.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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