New Delhi: Karva Chauth is an old Indian tradition which has made a strong impression on us as a culture. It adds to the rich values of selflessness, social and moral ethics of India.In Hindu religion, the goal of life is self-realization or the attainment of God and fasting has been a much sought after path to attain thisKarwa Chauth is one of the most popular festival specially for married women. Though the festival is much popular in Northern and Western Indian states like Punjab, U.P., Delhi, Haryana, Gujarat, etc. But now the festival is known across the country for its pious rituals and reason.The festival falls on the Kartik ki Chauth which means the fourth day of the wanning moon or dark fortnight of Hindu month of Kartik. According to English calendar, the month corresponds to October or November. The festival is comes about nine days before the festival of Diwali.For a newlywed couple, the festival is celebrated with immense pomp and enthusiasm.The important aspect of Karwa Chauth is that a dawn to dusk fast is undertaken by the ladies and they finally break the fast after seeing the moon. The fast is unique in itself because nowhere in this whole world does a wife go without food or water just to pray for the long-life and well-being of her husband.On this auspicious occasion, two most popular gifts that are certain to be gifted to the ladies who observes the fast are 'Sargi' and 'Baya'. Sargi is basically the gift of scrumptious meals, sweets and clothes presented to the woman on the occasion of the Karva Chauth day.
Here is the Karvachauth 2018's shubh muhurat, date, time and relevance
Date, Pooja Timings, Moonrise Time On Karwa Chauth, according to drikpanchang.com:Karwa Chauth date is October 27.Karwa Chauth pooja timings start from at 05:48 PM and end at 07:04 PM.Moonrise time of Karwa Chauth: 8:15 PMThe Chaturthi Tithi on Karwa Chauth begins on October 27 at 06:37 PM and ends on October 28 at 04:54 PM.
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