Karva Chauth, widely observed by Hindu women in India, is a festival in which married women fast on the fourth day after Purnima in the month of Kartika.
Sankashti Chaturthi, a fasting day dedicated to Lord Ganesha, falls on this day.
Furthermore, each state commemorates the occasion in its own unique way.
Married ladies in North India rise before sunrise on Karva Chauth to eat ‘sargi,’ a meal usually provided by their mother-in-law.
Vermicelli, milk, and dry fruits are commonly included in their ‘sargis’. They do not drink any water after this meal until the moon appears in the evening.
Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh are the states that traditionally celebrate this holiday.
Date: Karva Chauth 2021
Karva Chauth happens ten days before Diwali this year, on October 24. Karva Chauth fast is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Chaturthi, according to Hindu tradition.
Muhurat for Karva Chauth 2021:
This year’s muharat will begin at 5:43 p.m. and end at 6:59 p.m., according to Drik Panchang.
The fasting period for Karva Chauth is from 6:27 a.m. to 8:07 p.m.
The Moon is predicted to rise at 8:07 PM on Karwa Chauth day.
Importance of Karva Chauth 2021:
The Karva Chauth festival is a marriage celebration. Married women observe a nirjala vrat on this day (fasting without water).
They wish their husbands a long, healthy, and prosperous life. On this day, women worship Karva Mata, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya, and swear to follow the vrat with utmost dedication and sincerity.
Women begin their fast at sunrise and do not ingest even a drop of water, much alone food, until the moon appears.
Women who are fasting also use henna on their hands and dress up in make-up, clothes, and jewellery.
Keeping faith in popular beliefs, during Karva Chauth, ladies fast for the entire day and dress up in magnificent garments and jewellery.
Each state has its own set of traditions
In Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, for example, women pass karvas (pots) among themselves while looking at the moon’s reflection in the water or through a sieve.
They then drink water from their husband’s hands after offering water to the moon. The women then eat and break their fast.
Check out the city by city end of the Karva Chauth fast
The city-by-city list below to find out what time the moon rises on October 24 in India at the end of the Karva Chauth fast:
8:00 p.m. Delhi
8:47 p.m. in Mumbai
7:56 p.m. in Lucknow
8:07 p.m. in Noida
8:08 p.m. in Gurugram
8:17 p.m. in Jaipur
8:00 p.m. in Dehradun
8:08 p.m. in Mathura
8:39 p.m. in Bengaluru
7:42 p.m. in Patna
8:10 p.m. in Amritsar
8:07 p.m. in Agra
8:06 p.m. in Aligarh
8:05 p.m. in Meerut
7:47 p.m. in Gorakhpur
8:03 p.m. in Saharanpur
7:59 p.m. in Bareilly
8:00 p.m. in Rampur