This year, Karwa Chauth is celebrated on October 13! The Hindu festival celebrates the beauty of marriage as a whole. According to Hindu mythology, married women worship Chauth Mata, Lord Shiva and his family on this day.
However, these rituals have sparked criticism from netizens and some have defended the same. The festival has been featured in several iconic films and television series of yesteryears, where it is interpreted as a romantic gesture. For instance, films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jaayenge, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Baghban, and many more boast Karwa Chauth scenes that have added dramatic impact amongst the fans. Even now, many Karwa Chauth scenes from TV soaps have been going viral.
The arrival of Karwa Chauth has turned into a meme day as netizens are having a field day enjoying a hearty laugh over the jokes. Over the years, it has become a moment in pop culture, and hence memes abound.
oh I forgot tomorrow's karwa chauth and i gotta wake up a 4 again pic.twitter.com/eJE4WcR9dm— 🦊 #BETHESUNinSG TODAY!! (@PerfectSunSeth) November 3, 2020
This day significantly represents the sacrificial love of women towards the institution of marriage. On this day, women pray for their husband's longevity, safety, and prosperity. The women break the fast after looking at their husbands' faces and make offerings to the moon during the night.
The Karwa Chauth upavasa time will be from 06:20 am to 08:09 pm on October 13. It will last for 13 hours and 49 minutes. Additionally, on Karwa Chauth, the moon will rise on Karwa Chauth 08:09 pm.
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