Karwa Chauth, one of the most significant festivals for married women in India is being celebrated today. The festival is celebrated as a symbol of love where Hindu women observe all day fast and pray for the long life of their husband. After observing fast through the day, women offer prayers to Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva and Lord Kartik to bless them with a blissful life. This festival falls on the fourth day after the full moon (Purnima). Karva Chauth 2018 Solah Shringaar Items: 16 Suhagi Items That Are Essential for a Married Woman on This Festival.
Karwa Chauth also known as Karak Chaturthi is observed on the fourth day after the Purnima (full moon night). On this auspicious day, married women observe a day-long nirjala fast (Without water and food) praying for the long lives of their husband. On this day, some unmarried women also observe fast to get a good life partner. This festival is mostly celebrated in the northern part of India including Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, New Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Karwa Chauth 2018 Significance: Know The History, Puja Muhurat, Vidhi and Mantra For The Festival.
Moonrise timing in Patna, Kolkata and Guwahati on Karva Chauth:
- In Patna, the moon will be sighted at 19:46 (7:46 pm) on October 27.
- In Kolkata, the moon will be sighted at 19:22 (7:32 pm).
- In Guwahati, the moon will be sighted at 19:13 (7:13 pm).
Karva Chauth Vrat 2018: How To Start Your Fast Correctly:
Karwa Chauth is derived from two Sanskrit word, 'Karwa' which means earthen pot and 'Chauth' means fourth. Karwa Chauth is also known as Karak Chaturthi. Women break their fast only after offering prayers and sighting the moon. During puja, women observe their husband through a sieve which performing the ritual. The women break the fast after their husband offers them food and water.