Karva Chauth is one of the famous festivals celebrated in India, especially among married Hindu women. Karva Chauth is more popular in North India(Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh).
This day symbolizes the bond of love and devotion between husband and wife through fasting and prayer. Karva Chauth is celebrated on the Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month, which usually falls in October or November. The word “Karwa” refers to the earthen pot traditionally used in this festival, while “Chauth” refers to the fourth day. It is the day when married women fast from sunrise to moonrise praying for the long life and well-being of their husbands.
In recent years, Karva Chauth has evolved. Now along with women, men also observe this fast for their wives. This adaptation reflects the changing dynamics of modern relationships.
Karva Chauth is a heart-warming festival that showcases the power of love, dedication and commitment in a sacred bond like marriage. The importance of this tradition still exists in Indian culture.
Karva Chauth: Date and Time in India
Date – 1 Nov 2023
Karva Chauth Puja Muhurat – 5:54 PM to 7:09 PM [Delhi]
Karva Chauth Moonrise Time – 8:09 PM [Delhi]
Know what is the story of this fast
In ancient times, a woman named Karwa, Devi Karwa lived with her husband near the Tungabhadra river. One day when Karva’s husband went to take bath in the river, a crocodile caught hold of his leg and pulled him into the river. Seeing death close to him, Karva’s husband started calling his wife. Karwa immediately took a raw thread and tied the crocodile to a tree. The crocodile got so entangled in the thread that it could not free itself from the tree. The lives of both Karva’s husband and the crocodile were in danger. Karva called out to Yamraj and asked him to give death penalty to the crocodile and life to her husband. But Yamraj could not do this, he told Karva that I cannot do this because the life of this crocodile is left and the last time of your husband has come. After listening to Yamraj, Karva got angry and said that if you do not do this then I will curse you. Fearing the curse of Sati, Yamraj sent the crocodile to Yamalok and sacrificed the life of Karva’s husband. Since then married women pray to Karva Mata that just as you protected your husband’s life, protect my husband too.