Bhopal, October 24: Hindu married women are observing a day-long fast on Saturday on the auspicious occasion of Karwa Chauth. The married women observe Karwa Chauth (Karva Chauth) fast for a long life of their husbands and break the fast after spotting the moon. Scroll down to know moonrise timings in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain, Indore and Bhopal for October 27 when Karwa Chauth (Karva Chauth) will be celebrated. The Puja Muhurat for the auspicious event will start at 06:04 pm and go on till 07:19 pm on October 27.
For those who will observe the Karwa Chauth fast in Ujjain, the moon will rise at 8:11 pm on October 27. In Indore, the moon is expected to rise at the same time. Residents of Bhopal would be able to spot the moon rise at 8:04 pm. On Karwa Chauth, married women look at the moon through a sieve and then look at their husbands before breaking their fast. Karwa Chauth 2018: Why Do Women Look at the Moon Through a Sieve? Know The Story Behind The Tradition.
How to Start Your Karwa Chauth Fast Correctly:
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 (Sharad 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!