The Festival Of Karwa Chauth is celebrated on the Fourth Day after the Purnima which is the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Kartik. This year Karwa Chauth is celebrated on 27th October. This Day is celebrated in the country with great zeal, This day holds major significance in the lives of married women. Women observe all day fast for the long life of the husband.
How is the Karwa Chauth celebrated?
Married and engaged women especially from Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh observe nirjala fast full day. and at the end of the day offer prayers to Lord Shiva for a long life of their husbands.
As per Tradition, women get ready at the time of the evening Puja at the Temple.women are told a story about a queen named Veervati by the pujari at the temple after this women look at the moon in the sieve and then look at her husband in a sieve to complete his fast.
women offer prayer to the moon at the end and the husbands are supposed to help their wives in taking the first sip of the water to complete their fast.
Importance Of Karwa Chauth:-
The story behind Karwa Chauth narrates the life of a queen named Veervati. The queen was the loving sister of seven brothers. After marriage, Veervati celebrated her first Karwa Chauth at her parents’ home.
After observing the fast, Veervati waited for the moon to rise. The brothers, who couldn’t bear the sight of the hunger-stricken sister, tricked her into believing that the moon has appeared by creating a mirror at a nearby tree.
Mistaking the mirror for the moon, Veervati broke her fast. Soon, she received the news about her husband’s death. The news left Veervati shocked as she spent the night grieving for her dead husband. She was then asked by a goddess to observe the fast again in the next year with utter dedication.
She followed the path shown by the goddess as she observed the next year’s Karwa Chauth fast strictly. Her dedication forced the god of death Yama to bring her husband back to life.
A date Karwa Chauth fast:-
27 October 2018
Karwa Chauth Puja timing:-
The Karwa Chauth muhurat will last for one hour and seventeen minutes as it will begin at 05:36 pm and it will go on till 06:53 pm.
Moon Rise Timing:-
The moon is expected to appear at 09:03 pm.
Make your loved one feel special:-
While wives observe the fast, the husbands can plan a nice dinner out to surprise their better halves with a fancy dinner date. Expressing love by gifting something special is also a good idea to celebrate the festival.
Happy Karwa Chauth!