Karva Chauth 2018 is being celebrated across the country today, Saturday, October 27. The festival is marked by married women observing a day-long fast, praying for the well-being and long lives of their husbands. Several men are also seen fasting for the long life of their wives. Those who observe this fast eat nothing during the day and do not drink water too, making it a nirjala vrat. They read the Karva Chauth Katha in the early evening hours and break their fast after the moonrise by worshipping the moon. Many unmarried girls also observe this fast. They usually break their fast by worshipping the first star seen in the evening sky. Karwa Chauth 2018 Date in India: When to Keep Karva Chauth Vrat? Moon Rise Timing and Shubh Muhurat to Break the Fast.
The story of Karvachauth is about a princess named Veeravati. Veeravati got married to a King and came to her mother's home for her first Karwa Chauth after marriage. Since she was sensitive, her body couldn't take the stringent fast and she even fainted towards the early evening. Seeing her condition, her seven brothers created an artificial moon for her and told her it was real, after which she broke her fast. This led to her husband falling ill and she was told by Lord Shiva and Parvati that it happened as she had broken her fast after looking at an artificial moon. How Veeravati brought her husband back to life is told in the Katha below. Karva Chauth 2018 Solah Shringaar Items: 16 Suhagi Items That Are Essential for a Married Woman on This Festival.
Karwa Chauth Katha in Hindi
Karwa Chauth Katha in Punjabi
According to Hindu Lunisolar Calendar, Karwa Chauth is celebrated four days after Purnima (full moon) in the Hindu month of Kartik. Karwa Chauth dates in Gregorian calendar vary every year and this year it will fall on October 27, 2018. Easy Karwa Chauth 2018 Mehndi Design Ideas: Simple and Latest Mehandi Patterns With Photos and Videos to Learn and Apply This Karva Chauth Festival.
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Women are seen applying Mehendi on their hands and also getting dressed in the best of their traditional attires. Meanwhile, husbands give gifts to their wives for observing the day-long fast for them.
Happy Karvachauth, everyone!