New Delhi, October 27: Married Hindu women in India observe a day-long fast on Karva Chauth four days after Purnima (a full moon) in the month of Kartika (October). Karva Chauth (Karwa Chauth) fast is observed by women for a long life of their husbands. Prior to breaking fast, women witness moon rising (Chandrodaya) through a sieve and then look at their husbands. Catch live updates on Karva Chauth (Karwa Chauth) moon rising or Chandrodaya in different parts of the country.
On Karwa Chauth, married women skip food and water for the day and pray for longevity and well-being of their husbands. There are two beliefs about looking at the moon through a sieve before breaking the Karwa Chauth (Karva Chauth) fast. In north India, women wear a ghoongat whenever they are in front of elderly people as a mark of respect. It is beleived, women use the sieve to cover their face to pay their respects. Karwa Chauth 2018 Moonrise Timings in Mumbai Today: Know When Karwa Chauth Chand Will Appear in the Cities of Maharashtra.
According to the second popular belief, when women worship the moon on Karwa Chauth, they also seek blessings. The sieve helps in filtering out only the good blessings. The term Karwa Chuath derives from two words, ‘Karwa’, which means earthen pot and ‘Chauth’ means ‘fourth’ in Hindi. The fast which is being observed on Karwa Chuath is called nirjala. Karwa Chauth 2018 Moonrise Timings in Delhi, Faridabad, Noida, Gurugram Today: Know When Karva Chauth Chand Will Appear in the Cities of NCR.
For those who will observe the Karwa Chauth fast in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain, the moon will rise at 8:11 pm today. 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. In Uttar Pradesh's 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. Stay connected with us to get live updates on Karwa Chauth (Karva Chauth) moonrise timings of other cities.