About Karwa Chauth / Karva Chauth
“Karwa Chauth is considered one of the most important fasts observed by the married Hindu women that kept 9 days before Diwali and falls on the 4th day of the Kartik mass of the Hindu calendar (fourth day of the waning moon or the dark fortnight).”
On this day the women pray for the longevity, prosperity and well-being long life of their husbands. The Karwa Chauth festival is followed mainly in the northern parts of the India country. primarily in Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
Women who observe Karwa Chauth festival are called “Saubhagyavati” meaning “joyous and happy status of wifehood.” Saubhagyavati dedicate the day to their husbands.
Women who kept 9 days fast of Karwa Chauth festival eat food early in the morning before sunrise. They are not supposed to eat or even drink water during the day. hence Karwa chauth is a very difficult fast but very important as well. In the evening the ladies enjoy the company and companionship of relatives and friends and listen to the Karwa Chauth legend Katha. The fast is over after the moonrise.
Karwa Chauth / Karva Chauth Puja Process
The Karwa Chauth pooja preparations start a month ago with preparation of self design pooja items, shringar, Shopping traditional adornments like Karva Chauth special Saree Collection.
As Karva Chauth fast starting with Sunrise, Women who observe Karwa Chauth fast prepare food and have it before sunrise. The morning time passes by in other routine work as well as extra creative activity. In the late afternoon women gather at a common place like temple or a garden or someones’ place who has arranged the pooja.
The essentials of this gathering and listening of the Karwa chauth story. women break the fast When the moon has appeared and all rituals of that particular day have been performed with offered water to the moon.
Women Dress up During Karwa Chauth Festival
During this festival Saubhagyavati Women dress in special clothes. usually a red or pink sari or lehenga choli with a gold woven zari patterns is worn by many women. New brides often wear their wedding costumes.