Moonrise Timing for Karwa Chauth 2019 in Kolkata: When Will Karva Chauth Chandrama Be Seen on October 17 in West Bengal?
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Moonrise Timing for Karwa Chauth 2019 in Kolkata: Karva Chauth, a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in India for the long life of their husband, will be celebrated with great fervour this time just like every year. On this day, the married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husband and pray for their long life. In 2019, Karva Chauth will be celebrated on October 17. The festival, which is majorly celebrated in northern India, falls on the fourth day after the full moon purnima (a full moon) in the month of Kartika, which is October. However, the festival is also celebrated by North Indians settled in Kolkata and West Bengal. And the big question for women fasting in the state of West Bengal is to know the Karwa Chauth Chandrama time or moonrise time on October 17. It must be noted that the dates may differ every year according to the Gregorian calendar. Moonrise Timing for Karwa Chauth 2019 in Mumbai: When Will Karva Chauth Chandrama Be Seen on October 17 in Maharashtra?

The Karva Chauth fast is traditionally celebrated in the states of Rajasthan, Prayagraj-Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Jabalpur, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi among others. According to history, Karva Chauth was celebrated as a prayer for the long life of soldiers in the war, and by extension today refers to the long life of a married husband. The fasting of Karwa Chauth is strict and observed without taking any food or even a drop of water after sunrise till the sighting of the moon in the night.  Moonrise Timing for Karwa Chauth 2019 in Bengaluru: When Will Karva Chauth Chandrama be Seen on October 17 in The Karnataka Capital?

Moonrise/Chandrama Timing in Kolkata on October 17, 2019:

Kolkata Moon Rise Timing on Karvachauth 2019: 7:41 PM. The Pooja Mahurat for Karwa Chauth will begin at 06:53 PM to 08:13 PM on Thursday, October 17, 2019. The Karwa Chauth day is also known as Karak Chaturthi. Karwa or Karak refers to the earthen pot through which water offering, known as Argha made to the moon. Karwa, i.e. the pot, is very significant during Puja and it is also given as Dan to the Brahmin or any eligible woman.

The tradition in the northern Indian states is that of women wearing new clothes and observing rigorous fast praying for the well-being of their husband. Married women observe fast and pray to Lord Shiva as well as Lord Ganesha for the long life of their husbands. The women only take water or food after the sighting of Moon as well as make offering to Moon for the long life of their husband.