Karwa Chauth is one of the significant festivals for Hindu married women, which is observed on the fourth day after Purnima, a full moon, in Krishna Paksha in the Hindu month of Kartika.
On this day, married women observe fast from sunrise to moonrise for the longevity of their husbands. However, some unmarried women also fast on this day for better marriage prospects or in order to get the desired groom.
Karva Chauth 2021 Date:
This year, Karva Chauth falls on October 24, ten days prior to Diwali. According to Hindu customs, Karva Chauth fast is observed on Krishna Paksha Chaturthi.
Karva Chauth 2021 Muhurat:
According to Drik Panchang, this year, the muharat will start at 5:43 pm and end at 6:59 pm. Karva Chauth fasting time is from 6:27 am to 8:07 pm. The moon will rise at 8:07 pm on October 24. The Chaturthi will start at 3:01 am on October 24 and end at 5:43 am on October 25.
For married women, this is one of the most important festivals as it symbolises the trust and bond between a couple. On this day, married women worship Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, along with Kartikeya, Ganesha and Chandra Dev (Moon God). Fasting women believe that the Moon God will shower his blessings and grant health and longevity to their husbands. Nowadays, some men also fast for their wives.
Every year, the festival falls on the fourth day of the Kartik month in the lunisolar calendar. It gets its name from ‘Karva’ which means earthen pots used to store wheat, and ‘chauth’ that means the fourth day. Women buy new earthen pots or karwa and decorate them and put gifts like bangles, bindis and sweets inside them. On this day, they exchange their karwas with other ladies.
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