Chandigarh, October 24: Karva Chauth in India is considered to be one of the most important festivals for married women. The married females pray for the safety and long life of their husbands. This year, Karva Chauth will be celebrated on October 27. The auspicious festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the north Indian states of India. Married females apply henna on their hands and perform Puja, praying for their husband’s long life. Karwa Chauth 2018 Significance: Know The History, Puja Muhurat, Vidhi and Mantra For The Festival.

The auspicious festival is celebrated widely across Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Married females wake up early in the morning on the day of Karva Chauth and observe a ritualistic fast, usually termed as ‘Karwa Chauth ka vrat’. Karwa Chauth 2018 Date in India: When to Keep Karva Chauth Vrat? Moonrise Timing and Shubh Muhurat to Break the Fast. 

Take a look at the moonrise timings in Chandigarh:

  1. In Chandigarh, the moon will be sighted at 19:53 Hours (7.53 PM) and will set at 8.55 AM the next day.

Karva Chauth Vrat 2018: How To Start Your Fast Correctly:

During the fast, the married females eat sargi- a meal prepared by their mothers-in-law and after that, they stay without water and food all day. They break the fast only after seeing the moon in the evening. After spotting the moon through a kitchen sieve known as ‘chalni’, the husbands are supposed to feed their wives and break their day-long fast.

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