After Navratri, Dussehra and Durga Puja festivities, comes the festival of Karva Chauth, four days after Sharad purnima or full moon night. The Karwa Chauth festival, celebrated by married women, pre-dominantly in the northern parts of the country, is a day of nirjala fast when the women go without food or water after sunrise till moon rise. Karva Chauth is being celebrated with great joy with women dressed up in traditional attire with henna applied on their hands. The moonrise is expected at 8:16 pm and the fast keeping time is from 6:27 in the morning till 8:16 pm. These days, even men have started observing Karva Chauth fast for the well-being of their wives. The couple fast through the day and end the fast after sighting the moon in the evening. It's a shared gesture where they are woven in the thread of love, sharing and caring. From mehndi suggestions, to following rituals, moonrise time, pooja time, karwa chauth vrat katha, dos and don'ts of karwa chauth, know all about Karwa Chauth festival here.
Karwa Chauth Moonrise Time In Your City:
Moonrise time on Karwa Chauth Day - The much-awaited moonrise will be at 08:16 pm
Karwa Chauth moonrise time in Delhi: 8:16 pm
Karva Chauth moon time in Mumbai: 8:51 pm
Karwa Chauth moon time today in Noida: 8:15 pm
Karva Chauth moon rise time in Lucknow: 8:08 pm
Karwa Chauth moon rise time in Gurgaon: 8:21 pm
Karva Chauth moon time today in Dehradun: 8: 10 pm
Karwa Chauth moon timings in Chandigarh: 8:14 pm
Karva Chauth chand nikalne ka samay (moon rise time) in Varanasi: 7:58 pm
Karva Chauth chand time in Patna: 7:49 pm
Karwa Chauth moonrise time in Jammu: 8:18 pm
Karva Chauth moon time in Bhopal: 8: 25 pm
Karwa Chauth moon time today in Jaipur: 8: 29 pm
Karva Chauth moon rise time in Pune: 8:47 pm
Karwa Chauth moonrise time in Ahmedabad: 8:45 pm
Karva Chauth moon time in Bhubaneswar: 7:55 pm
Karwa Chauth moon time today in Kolkata: 7:45 pm
Karva Chauth moon rise time in Kanpur: 8:09 pm
Karwa Chauth moon rise time in Prayagraj: 8:03 pm
Karva Chauth moon time today in Meerut: 8:14 pm
Karwa Chauth moon timings in Agra: 8:16 pm
Karva Chauth chand nikalne ka samay (moon rise time) in Jhansi: 8:18 pm
Karva Chauth chand time in Muzaffarpur: 7:47 pm
Karwa Chauth moonrise time in Shimla: 8:12 pm
Karva Chauth moon time in Jodhpur: 8: 38 pm
Karwa Chauth moon time today in Ajmer: 8: 31 pm
Karva Chauth moon rise time in Surat: 8:47 pm
Karwa Chauth moonrise time in Batindha: 8:23 pm
Karva Chauth moon time in Ambala: 7:46 pm
Karwa Chauth moon time today in Amritsar: 8:20 pm
Karva Chauth moon rise time in Indore: 8:32 pm
Karwa Chauth moon rise time in Raipur: 8:11 pm
Karva Chauth moon time today in Rajkot: 8:54 pm
Karwa Chauth moon timings in Darjeeling: 7:34 pm
Karva Chauth chand nikalne ka samay (moon rise time) in Hyderabad: 8:33 pm
Karva Chauth chand time in Coimbatore: 8:45 pm
Karwa Chauth moonrise time in Chennai: 8:32 pm
Karwa Chauth moonrise time in Bengaluru: 8:44 pm
For NRIs in Dubai who are observing fast, the moonrise time is 8:22 pm (Dubai local time)
Karva Chauth Pooja Time:
Karwa Chauth pooja timings:Karva Chauth puja begins at 5:46 pm and end at 7:02 pm, per drikpanchang.com. The Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat will last 1 hour 16 minutes. Karwa Chauth Upavasa Time is from 6:27 am to 8:16 pm. It will last 13 hours and 50 minutes.
Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 6:48 am on October 17, 2019
Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 7:29 am on October 18, 2019
Karwa Chauth Rituals:
Sargi ritual:Sargi is considered a very important ritual of Karwa Chauth. Mothers-in-law prepare traditional savoury and sweet dishes and present the thaali (plate) of sargi to their daughters-in-law on this day. The light sargi is had by them early in the morning before sunrise. After which, they go without food for an entire day. The sargi plate consists of sevaiyaan, kheer, matthri, feni, fruits and nuts.
16 Sringar: Married women specially dress up for Karwa Chauth festival and it is called 16 sringar. This includes wearing vermillion, mangalsutra, bindi, mehndi, red dress, bangles, toe ring, kajal, nose ring, earrings, anklet or paayal, maang tika, kamarband or waistband, bajuband or armlet, ring and gajra (flower garland for hair).
Karwa Chauth - Tips
- Do not exert yourself or speak much as it may tire you out early.
- You can be in the company of friends and family, keep self busy and divert attention so as to not feel hungry.
- You can also spend quality time with self, think it as a detox day and just unwind, read, relax.
- Most importantly, have fun as you dress up for the special day.
Karva Chauth Vrat Katha:
Long time ago, Veeravati observed her first Karwa Chauth after her marriage. Unable to bear the hunger, she fainted on the ground. Upon seeing her condition, her 7 brothers decided to play up a trick so that their sister breaks the fast. One of the brothers climbed on the distant tree with sieve and lamp. When Veeravati gained the consciousness, her brothers told her that the moon has risen. Using the lamp-and-sieve trick by her brother, she broke her fast. But since she did not offer argha to the real moon, her husband did not survive.
She was inconsolable after her husband's death. Goddess Indrani appeared when she was mourning and told her to observe Chauth vrat every month till the following Karwa Chauth vrat; her husband will be alive and back if she observes this devotedly. When Veervati followed all the rituals with devotion, her husband came back to life.
How to break Karva Chauth fast
When the moon rises, the husband and wife go to the terrace or the balcony from where the moon is visible. The wife first sees the moon using a sieve and then looks at her husband from the same sieve and prays for her well-being and long life. Some women also light up a small diya or lamp and place it on the sieve while performing this ritual. Looking at the moon first is symbolic of the fact that the women want the qualities of moon - long life, calmness, peace, beauty - to be imbibed in her husband too.
After the moon-sighting ritual, the husband offers water to the wife and that's how the fast is broken. The two then enjoy their dinner together and with other family members.
Happy Karwa Chauth!