Karwa Chauth is an Indian festival which is celebrated across the globe among Indians by religion. It is a ritual which women follow to pray for their husband’s long and healthy life. In this ritual, women fast for their husbands the whole day where they do not eat or drink anything from sunrise until the moon rises. Once this moon is seen, they perform some rituals based on their religion and then break the fast to consume food. It has been an age-old tradition and is followed religiously by almost all women irrespective of their religion. We all enjoy such festivals and do almost everything that has been passed on to us from our ancestors.
The name Karwa Chauth comes from the Goddess Karwa who started this ritual to pray for her husband’s long life. It has been known that she was successful in getting this power and since then all married women fast for their husbands. This does not mean that women who are not married cannot do the fast. They can do it for their fiancés and for the future husbands to be. This festival comes on the fourth day of the full moon and therefore, the second word in the name “Chauth” comes in place.
Karwa Chauth 2018
|Karwa Chauth 2018 Date||Sunday, 28 October 2018|
|Karwa Chauth Pooja Beginning Time||05 : 36 PM|
|Karwa Chauth Pooja Ending Time||06 : 54 PM|
|Karwa Chauth Pooja Duration||1 Hrs 17 Min|
|Karwa Chauth Moonrise||08:00 PM|
The importance of this festival is more inclined to superstitions (not to hurt any sentiments) as per the women of new age. But this is not true for all as it holds a lot of importance among women who religiously follow it. They feel that they can connect well with their husbands and ensure they are safe always. The festival is not only for husbands and wives but for the entire family. This festival is celebrated with a lot of zeal and zest where the mother in law gives Sargi to her daughter in law. This Sargi has all the goodies placed well in a thali which is supposed to be eaten in the morning before sunrise. It is for the survival to do the fast for the entire day without eating anything. This Sargi has all the special food items prepared by the mother for her daughter in law as she is doing such a sacrifice for her son.
During the day, it is not less than a marriage celebration as all the women from neighboring homes come to a commonplace and rejoice to kill time. They do lots of activities like singing songs to please Goddess Karwa and pray to make the moon rise soon. It is easy for women to relate to Goddess so that their fast can be a success and make their husband’s lifelong living. It may sound abrupt to people from different walks of life but there are many foreigners who are influenced by the festivals of India and follow them just like Indians do. As the sun goes down, everyone waits for the moon to rise, so that they can perform the rituals for their husbands and offer their prayers to Goddess Karwa. You should look for an opportunity to perform this ritual as Karwa Chauth is just around the corner.