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Karwa Chauth is a festival that is celebrated specially by married and unmarried girls in which they fast for the whole day and pray to Goddess Parvati. All the women break the fast after performing the pooja of the Moon. Find out the fasting rules, puja muhurat, vrat rituals here of this auspicious occasion.
Karwa Chauth is traditionally referred to as Karak Chaturthi derived from Goddess Parvati’s name. Goddess Parvati is also known as Karak Mata and Chauth Mata. Karwa Chauth is observed on Chaturthi Tithi (fourth day), Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the Lunar cycle) of the Kartik month (as per the Purnimant calendar), and Ashwin (as per the Amavasyant calendar).
On Karwa Chauth married women fast for their husband’s well-being and unmarried women fast to get a suitable life partner. All the women fast from morning to evening without eating anything and even without drinking a single drop of water and pray to Maa Parvati who exemplifies Akhand Saumbhagyavati.
This festival is prominently celebrated in North Indian states like Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
Below mentioned is the Karwa Chauth 2022 date, upvas time, and puja shubh muhurat.
Karwa Chauth 2022 Date
This year, Karwa Chauth will be observed on October 13, Thursday
Karwa Chauth 2022 Chaturthi Tithi
The Chaturthi Tithi begins at 1:59 AM on Thursday, October 13, and ends at 3:08 AM on Friday, October 14.
Karwa Chauth 2022 Upavas Time
The Karwa Chauth Upvas timings are between 06:20 AM to 08:09 PM on October 13.
Karwa Chauth 2022 Puja Shubh Muhurat
The Karwa Chauth puja muhurat is between 05:54 PM to 07:08 PM
Karwa Chauth 2022 Moonrise Timing
The Moon is expected to rise at 08:09 PM.
Karwa Chauth Ritual
All the girls wake up early in the morning and eat sargi before the upvas time begins. Sargi generally includes sweets, fruits, soaked dryfruits like almonds, walnuts, raisins, stuffed roti, puri, halwa to name a few. All the women get dressed up, wear jewellery, apply mehendi and decorate pooja thal. They spend their day singing and dancing, reciting hymns and mantras, and listening to stories. In the evening after performing Pooja of the Moon with their husband, they break the fast.
Karwa Chauth Significance
All day long fast is done by women for the longevity, safety, and prosperity of their husbands. There are three stories associated with this day. One story is of Queen Veervati who had kept the fast for the entire and was desperately waiting for the moon\rise to break the fast as she suffered from severe thirst and hunger. Her brothers could not see their sister like this and tricked her by making a fake moon. She broke the fast and soon she received the news of her husband’s death. She was heartbroken and wept the whole night. When Goddess appeared and asked the reason for her cry, she narrated the incident that despite her fast, her husband died. Goddess told her the truth that she was tricked by her brothers and also gave a solution to complete the fast with devotion. When she repeated the Yamaraj was forced to resurrect her husband’s life.
The second story is of Draupadi from Mahabharata. When Arjun and gone for penance in Nilgiris and other Pandavas were facing difficulties, she remembered Lord Krishna who guided Draupadi to perform pooja and keep Karwa Chauth fast. Once she kept fast Pandavas overcame all the difficulties.
The third story is of a woman named Karwa who was madly in love with her husband. Once while bathing in the river, her husband was caught by a crocodile. Karwa then gamble the crocodile with cotton yarn and asked Yamaraj to send the crocodile to hell. When Yama refused she threatened to curse and destroy him. Threatened by Karwa he sent him to hell and blesses Karwa’s husband with long life.
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