In India, Karwa Chauth is considered as one of the most important festivals for married women. As a symbol of love, devotion and dedication, married women across the nation observe an all-day fast and pray for the long life of the husband. The festival, which is celebrated with great zeal and fervour, falls on the fourth day after the full moon (Purnima), which is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. As per the Hindu lunar calendar, the Karwa Chauth, which is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi falls in the month of Kartik, which is October.

Karva Chauth, is observed on the fourth day after the Purnima (the full moon night). On this auspicious day, married women observe a nirjala fast (fast without food or water), praying for the longevity of their husbands. These days, even unmarried women celebrate this festival to get a good life partner. Karwa Chauth 2018 Greetings for Your Loved One: Best WhatsApp Messages, GIF Images, Facebook Status, SMS to Wish Happy Karva Chauth.

The festival is celebrated by married women, mainly in the Northern regions including New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana. Married women are said to observe a nirjala fast for the safety and longevity of their husbands. Karwa Chauth 2018 Significance: Know The History, Puja Muhurat, Vidhi and Mantra For The Festival.

Moon rise timing in Delhi, Faridabad, Noida, Gurugram on Karva Chauth:

  1. In Delhi and Faridabad, the moon will be sighted at 19:55 Hours (7.55 PM) on October 27.
  2. In Noida, the moon will be sighted at 19:55 Hours (7.55 PM)
  3. In Gurugram, the moon will be sighted at 19:57 Hours (7.57 PM).

The name Karwa Chauth derives from two words, ‘Karwa’, which means earthen pot and ‘Chauth’ means ‘fourth’ in Hindi. On sighting the moon, married women break their fast by performing puja. Karwa Chauth 2018 Date in India: When to Keep Karva Chauth Vrat? Moonrise Timing and Shubh Muhurat to Break the Fast.

Karwa Chauth Katha- Story of Rani Veeravati:

The women look at the moon through a sieve and then look at their husbands while performing the traditional ritual. The husbands then break the fast by offering their wives water and food. The Puja Muhurat for the auspicious festival will start at 18.04 pm and go on till 19.19 pm on October 27. Here's wishing Happy Karwa Chauth 2018 to everyone!

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 27, 2018 11:57 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website