Ludhiana, October 26: On Karwa Chauth, married women in India observe a fast from dawn to dusk for the long life of their husbands. Karwa Chauth, also called as Karva Chauth, is a tradition that symbolises a married woman's love for her better-half. Those who observe fast on Karwa Chauth break their fast after moonrise. Scroll down to know moon rise timings in Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala for October 27 when Karwa Chauth will be celebrated.
In Jalandhar, the moon is expected to rise at 7:57 pm on October 27 (Karwa Chauth). In Ludhiana, the moon will be sighted at 7:57 pm. Residents of Patiala may witness moon rising at 7:56 pm. Women celebrate Karwa Chauth look at the moon through a sieve and then look at their husbands before breaking their fast. The Puja Muhurat for the auspicious event will start at 06:04 pm and go on till 07:19 pm on October 27. Karwa Chauth 2018: Why Do Women Look at the Moon Through a Sieve? Know The Story Behind The Tradition.
The term Karwa Chauth derives from two words, ‘Karwa’, which means earthen pot and ‘Chauth’ means ‘fourth’ in Hindi. Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day after the full moon (Purnima), which is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. It falls in the month of Kartik, which is October. The fast which is being observed on Karwa Chauth is called nirjala. Happy Karwa Chauth in advance!