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2018 Karwa Chauth Vrat date and Puja timings for New Delhi, NCT, India

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2018 Karwa Chauth

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New Delhi, India
Karwa Chauth
27th
October 2018
Saturday / शनिवार
Sighting husband through sieve during Karwa Chauth
Sighting husband through sieve during Karwa Chauth

Puja Muhurat and Chandrodaya time on Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth on Saturday, October 27, 2018
Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat - 05:40 PM to 06:57 PM
Duration - 01 Hour 17 Mins
Karwa Chauth Upavasa Time - 06:29 AM to 07:55 PM
Duration - 13 Hours 26 Mins
Chaturthi Tithi Begins - 06:38 PM on Oct 27, 2018
Chaturthi Tithi Ends - 04:55 PM on Oct 28, 2018

Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of New Delhi, India with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.

2018 Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth fasting is done during Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the Hindu month of Kartik and according to Amanta calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra and Southern India it is Ashwin month which is current during Karwa Chauth. However, it is just the name of the month which differs and in all states Karwa Chauth is observed on the same day.

Karwa Chauth coincides with Sankashti Chaturthi a fasting day observed for Lord Ganesha. The fasting of Karwa Chauth and its rituals are observed by married women for the long life of their husband. Married women worship Lord Shiva and His family including Lord Ganesha and break the fast only after sighting and making the offerings to the moon. The fasting of Karwa Chauth is strict and observed without taking any food or even a drop of water after sunrise till the sighting of the moon in the night.

Karwa Chauth day is also known as Karak Chaturthi (करक चतुर्थी). Karwa or Karak refers to the earthen pot through which water offering, known as Argha (अर्घ), is made to the moon. Karwa is very significant during Puja and it is also given as Dan to the Brahmin or any eligible woman.

Compare to South Indian states, Karwa Chauth is more popular in North Indian states. After four days of Karwa Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami Vrat is observed for the wellbeing of sons.

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