Karwa Chauth 2020 is likely to stand out in our memory this year. Karwa Chauth images from across the country are a proof of how people are adjusting to the 'new normal' we have been hearing for the last few months. Mehndi artists were seen in masks busy making intricate designs. The women opposite them were also in masks. There can never be Karwa Chauth celebrations without mehndi. Women were seen trying out unique masks ahead of the big day tomorrow. Face covers made of silk and decorated with beads to match Karwa Chauth special lehengas and sarees have arrived and the joy is evident behind the mask.
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Karwa Chauth is also known as Karak Chaturthi and is more common in the states of north India. After four days of Karwa Chauth, mothers do Ahoi Ashtami Vrat for the well-being of their sons.
In recent times, both husbands and wives fast on Karwa Chauth and celebrate the day together for a happy life.
Mehndi is one of the oldest forms of traditional body art. The word mehndi is derived from a Sanskrit word 'mendhika' or the henna plant. Henna leaves have been used for centuries for its medicinal qualities. Mehndi finds mention in religious texts and was used as a cosmetic by women of the Vedic times.
The art of using mehndi to enhance beauty apparently started in India and travelled to different countries including the the Middle East. Mehndi is considered very auspicious and among Hindu women, it is one of the 16 adornments of beauty or Solah Shringaar.
Women read this story which is the Karwa Chauth vrat katha and worship Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha. Before breaking fast they offer prayers to the moon.
Karwa Chauth 2020: Date, Day and Time or Puja Muhurat
Karwa Chauth, one of the most special days for married Hindu women, is on November 4. Karwa Chauth is a very auspicious occasion for Indian women. It is a day when women keep fast, do special puja and read verses or katha praying for a long life and well-being of their husbands.
- Karwa Chauth: November 4, Wednesday
- Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat: 4:39 PM to 5:56 PM
- Karwa Chauth Upavasa Time: 5:34 AM to 7:18 PM
- Moonrise on Karwa Chauth Day: 7:18 PM
- Chaturthi Tithi begins at 3:24 AM on November 4
- Chaturthi Tithi ends at 5:14 AM on November 5