By: Manmeet Kaur Tura
Karva Chauth is a festival of love and belief. It is a one-day festival celebrated in the month of Kartika. This year the festival of Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on 27th October. It is a festival that is celebrated by married couples and falls on the fourth day of the waning moon after
The rituals of the festival include the fasting of married women from sunrise to moonrise for the long life of their husbands. This is a tradition of Northern India. The fast is customarily celebrated in the states of Rajasthan, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and as Atla Tadde in Andhra Pradesh. The festival falls on the fourth day after the full moon, in the month of Kartik. Sometimes, unmarried women also fast on this day for their fiancés or desired husbands.
Karva means 'pot' (a small earthen pot of water) and
One theory is that the men of the family mostly went to military campaigns in far off places leaving their wives and children behind to go off to war. Their wives would pray for their safe return. The festival also happens to be at the wheat-sowing time i.e. the beginning of the Rabi crop cycle in northern India. Big earthen pots with wheat stored in it are sometimes called Karvas, so the fast is supposed to have begun as a prayer for a good harvest in this principally wheat-eating region.
The rituals include the married women buying new
Early Morning rituals - The day begins with the married women waking up before sunrise i.e. at 4:00 am and having her meal. The meal includes food items cooked and arranged by the bride’s mother in law. Eating after sunrise is strictly prohibited. In
The fast begins at dawn. Fasting women do not eat during the day. Some women neither
During the evening
In the evening the fast is broken only after seeing the moon.
The rituals are slightly different in different parts of
KARWA CHAUTH POOJA MUHURAT 2018
Karwa Chauth Muhurat is the duration within which puja can be performed. The entire duration for Karwa Chauth Pooja on 28th of October is 1 hour and 18 mins.
Karwa Chauth puja would start at 5.36 PM.
Karwa Chauth puja would end
The moonrise timing will be 8:30 pm. Karwa Chauth will be considered complete only when a woman sees a rising full moon through a
Karwa Chauth Date- Hindu festival- Puja
By: Manmeet Kaur Tura