On the occasion of Karwa Chauth, married women, especially in North India, observe fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands.
Women begin preparing for Karwa Chauth a few days in advance, by buying adornments (shringar), jewelry, and puja items, such as the Karwa lamps, matthi, henna and the decorated puja thali (plate).
On Karwa Chauth occasion, fasting women choose to wear Karwa chauth special dresses like a traditional saree or lehenga to look their best. In some regions, women wear traditional dresses of their states.
Women also apply different designs of mehndi on their hands to celebrate this auspicious occasion.
Here are 10 mehndi design ideas for Karwa Chauth: