Lucknow, October 27: In India, Karwa Chauth is a tradition during which married Hindu women observe a fast for the long life of their husbands. On the day of Karwa Chauth (Karva Chauth), the married women break their fast after the moon rise. Karwa Chauth fast will be observed on October 27 in Lucknow, Agra, Bareilly and other parts of the country. Scroll down to know the moon rise timings Lucknow, Agra and Bareilly for Karwa Chauth.
In Lucknow, the moon will rise at 7:43 pm on Karwa Chauth. In Agra, the moon will be sighted at 7:55 pm. The moon will be visible at 7:47 in Bareilly. On Karva Chauth, married women look at the moon through a sieve and then see faces of their husbands. They then break their fast by consuming water or some food offered to them by their husbands. Karwa Chauth 2018: Why Do Women Look at the Moon Through a Sieve? Know The Story Behind The Tradition.
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The term Karwa Chauth derives from two Hindi words, ‘Karwa’, which means earthen pot and ‘Chauth’ means ‘fourth’. The Karwa Chauth fast is observed 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 tradition is mainly followed by married women in the Northern regions including New Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana.