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Description : Karwa Chauth is very popular and significant day among Hindu women especially in North India. Karwa Chauth is mainly observed in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. [...more]
Also Called : Karaka Chaturthi
Significance : fasting observed by married women for the long life and well-being of their husband
Deity(s) : Goddess Parvati, Goddess Chauth
Key Rituals : Karwa Chauth Puja
Mythological Figures : Goddess Parvati, Goddess Chauth, Goddess Gaura, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Kartikeya

2016 Karwa Chauth date : October 19 (Wednesday)
2017 Karwa Chauth date : October 08 (Sunday)
2018 Karwa Chauth date : October 27 (Saturday)
2019 Karwa Chauth date : October 17 (Thursday)

Hindu Calendar Date :
Purnimanta - Chaturthi of Kartik month (Krishna Paksha)
Amanta - Chaturthi of Ashwin month (Krishna Paksha)

2018 Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat :
Jaipur - 17:43 to 19:01
Chennai - 17:40 to 18:54
Mumbai - 18:04 to 19:20
Kolkata - 16:58 to 18:14
Gurgaon - 17:37 to 18:54
Hyderabad - 17:43 to 18:58
Bengaluru - 17:51 to 19:05
Ahmedabad - 18:01 to 19:17
Chandigarh - 17:35 to 18:53


Observances :
  • applying Mehndi i.e. henna a day before Karwa Chauth
  • applying Alta i.e. Mahawar in feet and hands (especially in Rajasthan)
  • day long fast without food and water
  • dressing like a bride before Karwa Chauth Puja
  • preparing Puja alter especially with Karwa Chauth Calendar
  • worshipping Goddess Parvati in the evening
  • narrating and listening the legends of Karwa Chauth
  • waiting for the moonrise to break the fast [...more]

Legends :
  • Long time ago, in the city of Indraprasthapur there was one Brahmin named Vedsharma. Vedsharma was happily married to [...more]

Art Work :
Karwa Chauth Calendar, Karwa Chauth Mehndi Collection, Karwa Chauth Greetings, Karwa Chauth Images
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