Karwa Chauth 2020: Know Its Date, Time, Vrat Pooja and Rituals

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The Reason And Purpose Of Celebrating Karva Chauth
In the Hindu tradition, Karva Chauth pooja is observed in many states in the month of Karthik (as per the Hindu calendar). On the fourth day of this lunar month, Hindu married women pray for their husband’s long life and seek blessings from God. The married women fast on this auspicious day and undertake the Karva Chauth puja. Besides, they offer food to God, which is a part of Karva Chauth pooja. It is believed that Karva Chauth Vrat strengthens the husband-wife relationship and blesses them with a long and healthy life.

How Is The Karva Chauth Festival Celebrated
Here, we will talk about the Karva Chauth pooja and its importance. But before that, let us find out how married women observe Karwa Chauth fast? The women keep this fast and do not consume even a single drop of water. Indian brides wear traditional outfits and apply mehendi (henna) on their hands to perform the Karwa Chauth Vrat. As per the Indian tradition, women can break the fast only after sighting the moon in the sky. Following the prayers, the couple exchanges the sweet among themselves and that ends the fast.

The Geographical Spread Of The Karva Chauth Festival
The festival of Karwa Chauth is celebrated across the nation, mainly in Northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. During this festival, women also worship Lord Shiva and Lord Parvati to seek longevity of their partner.

Karva Chauth 2020 - Pooja, Date and Time
This year Karva Chauth will be observed on 4th of November, Wednesday. Below are the date and timings to be noted:

Karwa Chauth Tithi Timings
Chaturthi Starts: November 4th, 2020 at 03:24 AM
Chaturthi Ends: November 5th, 2020 at 05:14 AM
Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat: 05:32 PM to 06:52 PM
Timings for Karwa Chauth Vrat: 06:35 AM to 08:12 PM
Moonrise: 08:12 PM

The Rituals Surrounding The Fast Completion On Karwa Chauth
During the Karwa Chauth pooja, breaking the fast and exchange of gifts can be done, once the beautiful sight of the Moon is visible. The married woman dresses like a bride and stands along with her husband in front of the glowing moon. Later, the couple performs the rituals by singing folk songs, where the husband helps his better half to end the fast.

The Procedure Of Performing Karwa Chauth Puja
Following sunrise, complete all your daily tasks and chores.
Chant Hindu mantras while taking a bath to start your Karwa Chauth fast.
Thereafter, you can begin your one-day fast. You are forbidden to consume food or drink water until you see the Moon.
In the evening, perform Ganesh pooja and worship the Goddess Parvati and the God Shiva. In case you are not aware of the Vedic rituals let our experts in performing Ganesh Puja online at the comforts of your home.
Look out for the glimpse of the Moon and once the Moon is visible, break the day-long fast.
Break your fast by drinking water and eating sweets from your husband’s hand.
Seek blessings from God and elderly people of your family.

The Story Surrounding The Karva Chauth
According to the Hindu belief, the story of queen Veervati gave us the reason to observe Karva Chauth Vrat. The queen Veervati was the first one to keep the Karwa Chauth Vrat. The queen waited for the moon to appear so that she could break the fast. Later, the queen found herself unwell and seeing this, her brothers requested her to break the fast. When the queen refused to do so, her brothers came up with a bait and Veervati fell into it. When the queen agreed to break the fast, the news arrived that her husband, the King, was dead.

Karwa Chauth In Ancient India
In Mahabharata, Draupadi kept the Karwa Chauth Vrat for the Pandavas. Similarly, Goddess Parvati also had Karwa Chauth Vrat for her husband, Lord Shiva. Another tale behind the famous Karva Chauth Vrat is of women Karva who challenged Yama (God of death), and in return, she earned the longevity of her husband.

In The End
Now, you know how this fast is being observed on Karwa Chauth and the significance of performing it. Women since ages keep Vrat to seek blessings for the longevity of their husbands. This not only shows the love of women to their husbands but also to her in-laws. In fact, the unmarried girls also keep Vrat on this day to fulfil their desire of getting a caring life partner.

Karwa Chauth Greetings To One And All
We wish our readers a happy Karwa Chauth. May you have a pleasant time with your loved ones.

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