Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Karwa Chauth - Puja Vidhi & Muhurat

Adorn this festival of love and happiness and make the most of it. May this Karwa Chauth bring merriment and prosperity in your life. 

Karwa Chauth Vrat 2016

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Puja Muhurat
05:47 PM to 06:55 PM
Moon Rising Time (New Delhi)
08:45 PM

Karwa Chauth is a popular Hindu festival which is mainly celebrated by married women. This year, Karwa Chauth is being celebrated on the 19th of October 2016. The word Karwa Chauth is an amalgamation of two words, ‘Karwa’ meaning a small earthen pot and ‘Chauth’ a reference to the fourth day of the month of Kartik on which this festival is celebrated. Married women celebrate Karwa Chauth by fasting from sunrise to moonrise for the long life and prosperity of their husband.


Karwa Chauth is one of the most significant festivals celebrated by married women. It is celebrated on the fourth day of Kartik Krishna falling at Chandrodaya. As per ancient beliefs, by fasting on this auspicious day, women pray for the well-being and prosperity of their husband. Women put on their best attire and gear up for the festival with much passion and zeal. Karwa Chauth fulfills the aim of bringing together the entire family of a married couple, breathing new life in the relationship that they share.

Read everything about Karwa Chauth here: Karwa Chauth 2016


There are many legends associated with Karwa Chauth, most of them being interlinked to each other. The story which is usually referred to as the most influential one is the story of a woman called Karwa who saved her husband from death by fighting Yam, lord of death, himself. Other legends associated with this festival are that of ‘Queen Veervati’, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Satyavan and Savitri’. People from different parts of the country subscribe to different legends and alter their rituals accordingly. 

To read the legends associated with Karwa Chauth: Karwa Chauth Katha


There are many rituals associated with this festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm and fervor amongst the married women. Women begin their preparations in advance by buying items of shringar, ethnic wear and jewellery, henna, decorated puja thalis and matthi. Sargi is one of the most essential part of Karwa Chauth as it is given to the woman by her mother-in-law. It includes almonds, fenia, sweet matthi amongst other things. Fenia is an important part of the pre-dawn meal that a woman eats before starting her fast. Women begin their fast before the sunrise and break it at the moonrise in the evening without eating or drinking anything during the day. This fast is a true citation of the strength and will that a woman holds. At dusk, women break their fast by worshipping the moon and praying for the long life and well-being of their husband. After the prayers and rituals are over, women break their fast by eating the first bite from their husband’s hands, thus concluding the festival. 


  1. Decorate the Puja venue with mud (Kahia Matti) and establish the idol of Goddess Parvati on the altar.
  2. Listen to the Karwa Chauth story, preferably by an older woman.
  3. Decorate and fill your Puja Thali with Karwa, roli, diya, rice, small pot of water and Matthi.
  4. Sit with other women forming a circle and pass the Thalis around while singing the traditional song.
  5. Seek the blessings of the eldest member of the family while giving your Thali to them.
  6. When the moon has risen, look at your husband through the sieve followed by looking at the moon the same way.
  7. Thereafter, the husband can break his wife’s fast by feeding her sweets and water. 

Song Of The Day

वीरो कुड़िये करवाडा
सर्व सुहागन करवाडा
ए कट्टी नया अटेरी नी
खुम्ब चरख्रा फेरी भी
आर पैर पायीं भी
रुठ्दा मनियें भी
सुथडा जगाईं भी
ले वीरा कुड़िये करवाडा
लै सर्व सुहागन करवाडा

To know about the date of Karva Chauth in 2017, Click here.

This Karwa Chauth gift happiness to your wife!

After her austere fast, the wife gets to be pampered with gifts and surprises. It’s advised that you buy something valuable for your wife, to make her feel special on this day. As a token of thanks and gratitude for her, you can shower her with her favourite chocolate or her favourite perfume. A piece of jewelry or makeup essential would also suffice, obviously depending on your wife’s taste. 

May this Karva Chauth bring love and bliss in your life.

AstroSage wishes all its readers a very Happy Karva Chauth 2016.

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