Karva Chauth- Puja Vidhi, Muhurat, Katha, Story, Legends, Fasting , Image

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Karwa Chauth 2019: know the date of Karva Chauth, auspicious time, worship method, fast story and importance of Sargi. Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in many countries in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and long-life of their husbands. Indian Women breaks their fast by the sight of Her husband.

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Karwa Chauth day is also known as Karak Chaturthi . Karwa or Karak refers to the earthen pot through which water offering, known as “Argha”, is made to the moon. “Karva” is very significant during Puja and it is also given as Dan to the Brahmin or any eligible woman.

The date of Karwa Chauth in 2019 is October 17. On Karva Chauth in 2019, all eyes will eagerly wait for the Moon to shine. Karwa Chauth is a festival which signifies the day of love, longevity,well-being, respect and trust towards your beloved.

What is Karwa Chauth?

Karwa Chauth is an age old ritual followed by Indian women staying in India or outside. This festival is more popular in North India and also with the Sikh community. On the day of Karwa Chauth, women observe a day long fast and pray for the good health and prosperity of their beloved, husbands or the would-be-husbands. This ritual of celebrating Karva Chauth is largely followed in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat, and Rajasthan.

Puja Muhurat and Chandrodaya time on Karwa Chauth

When is Karva Chauth?

The festival of Karva Chauth is celebrated nine days before Deepawali.

According to the Hindu Panchang, the fast of Karva Chauth falls every year on the Chaturthi of Kartik month. At the same time, according to the English calendar, this festival falls in the month of October. This time Karva Chauth is on 17 October 2019.

Karva Chauth date and auspicious time (Karva Chauth Date and Time)

Date of Karva Chauth:

17 October 2019 Chaturthi Date Start: 17 October 2019 (Thursday) from 06:48 AM

Chaturthi date ends:

18 October 2019 till 07:29 am

Time of Karva Chauth fast:

from 06:27 AM to 08:16 PM on 17 October 2019.

Total duration:

13 hours 50 minutes

Auspicious time for Pooja:

17 October 2019 at 05:46 pm from 07 to 02:00

Total duration:

1 hour 16 minutes.

Karwa Chauth 2019 Puja Process

The pooja preparations start a day in advance. Married women buy the shringar or the traditional adornments and the other pooja items like the karwa, matthi, heena.

Early in the morning they prepare food and have it before sunrise. The morning passes by in other festive activities like decorating hand and feet with heena, decorating the pooja thali and meeting friends and relatives.

In the late afternoon women gather at a common place like temple or a garden or someones’ place who has arranged the pooja. An elderly lady or the pujarin narrates the legend of Karwa Chouth.

The essentials of this gathering and listening of the Karwa chauth story , a special mud pot, that is considered a symbol of lord Ganesha, a metal urn filled with water, flowers, idols of Ambika Gaur Mata, Goddess Parwati and some fruits, mathi and food grains. A part of this is offered to the deities and the storyteller.

Earlier an idol of Gaur Mata was made using earth and cowdung. Now just an idol of Goddess Parwati is kept. Every one lights an earthen lamp in their thalis while listening to the Karwa story. Sindoor, incense sticks and rice are also kept in the thali.

At this time the women wear heavy saris or chunries in red , pink or other bridal colors, and adorn themselves with all other symbols of a married women like, nose pin, tika, bindi, chonp, bangles, earrings etc.

Once the moon rises, the women see its reflection in a thali of water, or through a dupatta or a sieve. They offer water to the moon and seek blessings. They pray for the safety, prosperity and long life of their husbands. This marks the end of the day long fast.


Sargi in Karva Chauth

Sargi also has special significance on the day of Karva Chauth. Women and girls who fast on this day wake up before sunrise and eat a sargi after bathing. Sargi usually prepares mother-in-law. Dry fruits, coconut, fruits and sweets are eaten in the sargi.

If there is no mother-in-law, then even a big household member can make a sargi for her daughter-in-law.

The girls who are observing the fast of Karva Chauth before marriage, give their sargi a evening before their in-laws. Sargi is eaten before the sun rises in the morning so that energy remains throughout the day.

Karva Chauth Puja Vidhi, Vidhi Vidhan, Katha, Story, Legends, Fasting Process- Watch Video

Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in North India in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. There are legends associated with the Karva Chauth festival.

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