Karwa Chauth, one of the most awaited Hindu festivals and it is observed on Wednesday (November 4) this year. It is celebrated with much fervour and is of great significance among women, especially from North India.
On this day, married women keep a nirjala vrat (fast without food and water) from sunrise to moonrise and the fast is broken only after sighting the moon.
They pray for the safety and the long life of their husbands. But now, as per the trend, both husbands and wives and even unmarried girls fast on Karwa Chauth.
Karwa Chauth Mahurat and Moonrise
According to Drik Panchang, this year, Karwa Chauth puja muhurat is from 05:34 pm to 06:52 pm. Moonrise is expected to take place at 8:12 pm. The Karwa Chauth Upavasa time will be from 06:35 am to 08:12 pm.
Significance of Karwa Chauth
Karwa Chauth falls on Sankashti Chaturthi. The tradition takes place during the Kartik month as per the Purnima calendar. The terms ‘Karaka’ or ‘Karwa’ refer to a small pitcher. The fast is observed to wish for happiness, well-being and long life for the husband, sons, grandsons. It’s also observed to wish for wealth and prosperity of the family.