Karva Chauth Vrat Vidhi, Shubh Muhurat: Karva Chauth is a pious festival that is celebrated by Hindu and Sikh women all over the world. Women keep fast on the occasion from sunrise to moonrise with a belief that their husbands will get safe and long lives. Nowadays, unmarried women also keep Karva Chauth fast for their fiancés or desired husbands. It is a one-day festival.
Karva Chauth is celebrated according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar in the month of Kartik on the fourth day after the full moon. It is generally celebrated in the Indian states of Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, parts ofUttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Punjab. In states like Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and western Bihar, a similar festival is celebrated and is called the Chhath.
In the morning of the festival, women wake up before the sunrise, take bath and eat a meal that is called the ‘sargi’. After that, they don’t eat 0r drink anything throughout the day. In the evening, they for the moonrise and then perform pooja and drink water from their husband’s hand and also eat food.
Karva Chauth Vrat Vidhi and Shubh Muhurat to perform Pooja
Indian culture is very rich and holy. People perform poojas according to the shubh muhurat as told by the experts. Women wait for the celebrations of Karva Chauth for a year and celebrate with great pomp and show. For the sake of traditions, the festival is celebrated with great rituals by the women.
Married women keep fasts for their husbands. They pray for their husbands’ welfare and long life. Women only drink water and eat a meal before the sunrise, and are not supposed to eat or drink anything during the day. They apply heena on their palms and feet and decorate the pooja thalis.
The preparations of the occasion are done one day prior to the actual festival. The items that are bought for pooja generally include karwa, matthi, heena, sweets, etc. They also visit the temples and listen to katha and meet their friends and relatives.
A few things are required to listen to the legend of the Karwa chauth story, idols of Ambika Gaur Mata, Goddess Parwati, karwa, a metal urn filled with water, flowers, fruits, mathi and food grains. The thali of the vrat is decorated with incense sticks, sindoor, and rice.
Women generally wear new clothes, preferably red coloured suits, sarees, chunries, and colourful bangles. They wear all the symbols of a married woman like tika, bindi, nose pin, earrings, etc.
In the evening, after the moonrise, women see the reflection of the moon in a thali filled with water or through a dupatta or a sieve. Water is offered to the moon and seek blessings. Women pray for the long life and prosperity of their husbands.
Karva Chauth Pooja Timings 2017
Chaturthi Tithi Ends at: 09:02 on 19th October 2016