Karwa Chauth is a festival which means the day of love, longevity, well-being, respect and trust towards your beloved. On the day of Karwa Chauth all eyes are eagerly wait for the Moon to shine. This time Karwa Chauth falls on Wednesday, 19th October, 2016.
This festival is more widespread in North India and also with the Sikh community. On the day of Karwa Chauth, all women observe a day long fast and pray for the good health and prosperity of their beloved, husbands or the would-be-husbands.
This ritual of celebrating Karva Chauth is largely followed in the many states such as Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, and Rajasthan.
Karwa Chauth 2016 Puja Timing Details:
Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat: 18:14 to 19:30
Duration: 1 Hour 15 Mins
Moonrise on Karwa Chauth Day: 21:27
Chaturthi Tithi Begins: 22:47 on 18th October, 2016
Chaturthi Tithi Ends: 19:32 on 19th October, 2016
Karwa Chauth is famous for its amazing observance rate among married women in certain parts of India. This festival is celebrated in different ways depending on the region where a person lives.
During this festival, jewelry, clothes and gifts are received from both the woman’s mother-in-law and also from her mother. All married women wear wedding day outfits once again and apply mehndi on their hands.
Karwa chauth is a very important and also difficult fast. On this day all married Hindu women observe. This festival starts just before sunrise and completes after worshiping the moon and doing prayers at night.
No water or food can be consumed once the sun rises. The fast is only broken after seeing the moon and after all rituals of that particular day have been performed. When the moon has appeared, women break the fast after they have offered water to the moon.
All women wears pink or red sari with a gold woven pattern as part their custom and is worn only in the evening. New brides will wear their wedding outfits. The karwa chauth fast sets a merry tone of frolic and fun, feasting and festivity and is amongst the biggest festivals celebrated by Hindus.
May this day fill your life with lots of love and happiness…
Wishing you happy Karva Chauth!!!
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