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Karwa Chauth

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Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth
Karwa Chauth
Description: Karwa Chauth is very popular and significant day among Hindu women especially in North India. Karwa Chauth is mainly observed in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. [...more]
Also Called: Karaka Chaturthi
Significance: fasting observed by married women for the long life and well-being of their husband
Deity(s): Goddess Parvati, Goddess Chauth
Key Rituals: Karwa Chauth Puja
Mythological Figures: Goddess Parvati, Goddess Chauth, Goddess Gaura, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartikeya
2020 Karwa Chauth date: November 04 (Wednesday)
2021 Karwa Chauth date: October 24 (Sunday)
2022 Karwa Chauth date: October 13 (Thursday)
2023 Karwa Chauth date: November 01 (Wednesday)
Hindu Calendar Date:
Purnimanta - Chaturthi of Kartik month (Krishna Paksha)
Amanta - Chaturthi of Ashwin month (Krishna Paksha)
2021 Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat:
New Delhi - 05:43 PM to 06:59 PM
Pune - 06:06 PM to 07:21 PM
Chennai - 05:45 PM to 06:59 PM
Kolkata - 05:04 PM to 06:20 PM
Hyderabad - 05:49 PM to 07:03 PM
Ahmedabad - 06:07 PM to 07:22 PM
Noida - 05:42 PM to 06:59 PM
Jaipur - 05:50 PM to 07:06 PM
Mumbai - 06:09 PM to 07:24 PM
Gurgaon - 05:44 PM to 07:00 PM
Bengaluru - 05:56 PM to 07:10 PM
Chandigarh - 05:42 PM to 06:59 PM
Observances:
  • applying Mehndi i.e. henna a day before Karwa Chauth
  • applying Alta i.e. Mahawar in feet and hands (especially in Rajasthan)
  • day long fast without food and water
  • dressing like a bride before Karwa Chauth Puja
  • preparing Puja alter especially with Karwa Chauth Calendar
  • worshipping Goddess Parvati in the evening
  • narrating and listening the legends of Karwa Chauth
  • waiting for the moonrise to break the fast [...more]
Legends:
  • Long time ago, in the city of Indraprasthapur there was one Brahmin named Vedsharma. Vedsharma was happily married to [...more]
Recipe:
  • Puri
  • Meethi Puri
  • Halwa
  • Pua
Attire:
  • Red and yellow silk Saree
  • Gerua color Chunari
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