The Story of Queen Veeravati
A beautiful girl named Veeravati, the only sister of seven brothers lived in a village with their parents. She was the youngest among them & loved by everybody in the family. She was married to a king. After her marriage on the occasion of the first Karva Chauth, she came to her parent’s house.
Sargi sent to her by his mother-in-law affectionately. She put Mehndi on her hands, do other makeup & she looks as beautiful as like as pretty princess. She performs the ceremony of Sargi in the morning before sunrise & observed a strict fast for the well being & the long age of her husband.
However, the princess was too delicate and couldn’t stand the rigors of fasting. She was feeling unwell & desperately waiting for the moon to rise. The seven brothers, who loved her sister dearly, were very disturbed, because of their sister were not feeling well and decided to end her fast by deceiving her. They reflected a mirror through the leaves of Pipal tree. The Veeravati, taken it as moon rise, broke the fast and took food. After taking the food she received the news that her husband was seriously ill.
Inconsolable, the queen rushed back to her husband's palace and on the way, she met Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati. Parvati informed her that the king had died, because the queen had broken her fast by watching a false moon. However, when the queen asked her for forgiveness, the goddess granted that her husband would be brought back to life only when she observes strict fast ritual with full faith & devotion. So, when queen Veeravati reached at the palace, she saw her husband lying ill in a coma with scores of needles pierced in his body. Veeravati was able to pull out one needle daily from the king's body. Next coming year, on the day of Karwa Chauth, Veeravati was full of hope of well being her husband, since only one needle is left on her husband's body. She was going out to market to purchase essentials required for Karwa Chauth Puja. In the meantime, her maid took off the last needle from the king's body, as a result he came out of the coma. However, king misjudged the maid as his queen. Veeravati was shocked by this but she remained devoted and observed her fast rigorously. Once when the king was preparing to visit another kingdom, he asked the real queen (now turned maid) if she wanted anything from the journey. In reply, queen demands a pair of identical dolls to which the king agreed. Then queen Veeravati started humming a song that went as “ Roli ki Goli ho gayi... Goli ki Roli ho gayi”, means (the queen has turned into a maid and the maid has turned into a queen). When the king asked her why she kept repeating the song, Veeravati narrated the whole story. The king repented and restored the queen to her royal status. It was only the queen’s devotion and her faith that won her husband’s affection and the blessings of Goddess Parvati
From that day the married women celebrate the Karwa Chauth every year with full devotion & faith for the well being & long living of their husband.
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