History and story of Karwa Chauth

Karwa-Chauth-photosKarwa means “pot of water” and chauth means “fourth” Karwa Chauth is the most famous festival among married women or unmarried who desire for the longevity of their husband. It is one day festival starts after the sunrise and ends after moonrise. In which married women fast for the longevity and the happiness of their husband.

The day starts with the fast and ends with the breaking of fast after drinking a glass of water from their husband’s hand according to Hindu mythology. It is celebrated in the states of Gujarat, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan etc. Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day after the full moon, in the month of Kartik according to Hindu calendar.

It starts few days earlier by buying Puja items such as Karwa lamps, jewelry and the cosmetics. Before two -three days of Karwa Chauth the local markets start selling Karwa Chauth products and put on display. On the Occasion night married woman waits for their husband and well dressed in red, orange colours with the jewelry and they put Suhaag Ki Nishani “Sindoor” between their foreheads. When husband reaches they firstly look through the sieve to moon and then husband. Then after, they worship their husbands for their happiness and longevity and husband break their fast with offering a glass of water. History and story of Karwa Chauth

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