Today is the most auspicious day for married women in India and it is called Karwa Chauth. The one-day long fast or festival falls four days after Purnima (a full moon) in Kartika maas, which falls in the October/November month. This year, Karva Chauth will be celebrated on October 27 in Mumbai and across the world. Each year, the dates differ according to the Gregorian calendar. Karwa Chauth 2018: Why Do Women Look at the Moon Through a Sieve? Know The Story Behind The Tradition.
The festival is widely celebrated in various states of North India. The married women observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise for the long life of their husband's lives. Karva Chauth 2018 Moon Rise Timings in Delhi, Faridabad, Noida & Gurugram.
Moonrise Timing in Mumbai on Karva Chauth (October 27).
In Mumbai and other cities of Maharashtra like Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad the moon is expected to rise at 20.30 Hours which means at 8.30 PM on October 27 (Karwa Chauth 2018).
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The name 'Karwa Chauth' is derived from two words, ‘Karwa’, which means earthen pot and ‘Chauth’ means ‘fourth’ in Hindi. Traditionally, the Karva Chauth fast usually known as Karva Chauth ka vrat is traditionally celebrated in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi and as ‘Atla Tadde’ in Andhra Pradesh.
The festival falls on the fourth day after the full moon, in the Hindu lunisolar calendar month of Kartik. These days, even unmarried women join the fast for their potential husbands. We wish Happy Karwa Chauth to all.