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Karwa Chauth 2021: From puja timings to moonrise time; all about the special day

Karwa Chauth may be traced back to the Mahabharata, when Savitri implored the deity of death, Lord Yama, for the soul of her spouse.

Karwa Chauth 2021 From puja timings to moonrise time all about the special day gcw
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New Delhi, First Published Oct 23, 2021, 7:13 PM IST
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Karwa Chauth, which is widely observed in northern India, is a marriage ceremony in which the wife fasts for the full day for her husband to have a long and healthy life. Karwa Chauth fasting is observed during the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of 'Kartik,' according to Drik Panchang. Karwa Chauth may be traced back to the Mahabharata, when Savitri implored the deity of death, Lord Yama, for the soul of her spouse.

This year's festival will take place on Sunday, October 24. Upavasa is from 6:27 a.m. to 8:07 p.m., while Puja is from 5:43 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. The moon will rise at 8:07 p.m. on Karwa Chauth Day.

Every year, the event happens on the fourth day of the lunisolar month of Kartik. It takes its name from' karva' (earthen jars used to store grains) and 'chauth' (fourth day). Women purchase new earthen pots or karwa, decorate them, and fill them with bangles, bindis, and sweets. They exchange karwas with other females on this day.

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Women get up before sunrise to perform the ceremonies. They start their day with sargi, a plate consisting of substantial and nourishing foods like ghee-laden halwa, dried fruits, and fresh fruits provided by their mothers-in-law. Following that, the women keep a strict fast for the whole day, without food or even drink. They undertake further ceremonies after the moon rises and worship the moon, breaking their day-long fast. Typically, husbands and fiancées are required to give their spouses the first mouthful of food.

To do Karwachauth Pooja, one would require the following items: a lamp, a cotton wick, an oil lamp, a hoop, flowers, sweets, Roli, Incense sticks, an earthen pot, Roll, dhoop, sindoor, Chandan, Haldi, honey, sugar, milk, water, curd, ghee, and Kapur.

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Happy Karwa Chauth, ladies!

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