Karwa Chauth 2018 Date & Shubh Muhurat

Tomorrow married women will celebrate Karaka Chaturthi or Karwa chauth. Know the shubh Muhurat and rituals to follow when fasting.
arwa Chauth tomorrow, get the blessing of longevity! Married women will keep a nirjala vrat (a fast where you do not drink water) for the whole day tomorrow in order to get a boon of a longer life for their husbands. This is a major festival for all the married women in India. Know how and when to perform the rituals so to gain beneficial results.

Karwa Chauth 2018
Date
27 October, 2018 (Saturday)
Puja Muhurat

17:40:34 to 18:47:42

Duration
1 hour 7 minutes
Time of Moon rise

19:55:00

Tithi of Chaturthi begins at
18:37 (27 October)
Tithi of Chaturthi ends at
16:54 (28 October)
Note: The above timings are mentioned as per Indian time zone. Click to know the muhurat of Karwa Chauth in your city.

The fast of Karwa Chauth usually falls in the month of October or November nine days before the festival of Diwali and marks the beginning of preparations for celebration. This year, it will occur on October 27, 2018 i.e. tomorrow. As per panchang, the fast is observed on the chaturthi of Kartik month when the moon is in waning phase. On this day, married women observe a fast for their husbands and pray for their longevity. Unmarried women also do the same in the pursuit of getting married to their desirable match. The fast is popular in Northern-India for centuries.

Shubh Muhurat for Karwa Chauth fast


This 27th October, Karwa Chauth will be celebrated all across the nation. Women will pray for their husbands, showing selfless love and won’t drink water for the whole day. In the evening, they will consume anything only after offering water to Moon. There are special rituals for the same. Samashti Ganesh Chaturthi is on the same day, making Karwa Chauth in 2018 even more significant.

Shubh Muhurat for opening the fast


Moon will appear in the sky tomorrow at 7:55 pm in Northern India (Delhi region). You must open the fast only after giving arghya (water) to the moon.

Calculate the time of Moonrise: Moonrise Calculator 

Puja Rituals for Karwa Chauth

  • Take a bath early morning and clean the worshipping area. Consume Sargi (edibles) offered by your mother-in-law. 
  • Solah shringar (makeup that has essential 16 elements) is mandatory for married women on this day. This includes - sindoor, mangalsutra, teeka, nosepin or nathani, bindi, kajal, henna or mehndi, bangles, red dupatta, bichue, anklet or payal, karnaphul, kamarbandh, ring, bajubandh, and gajra.
  • The sindoor must be applied in a long fashion. The length of the sindoor applied on the forehead represents the life of your husband. 
  • After being ready and wearing the sixteen elements of shringar, women see moon from a sieve (chalni) and then the face of their husband.
  • Water as arghya is offered to Moon before opening the fast.
  • Moon symbolizes beauty and emotions. Women dress beautifully as it is believed that husband’s attraction towards his wife increases if she is well-dressed at this time. 
  • Before all this, when you are waiting for the moon to appear, on a clay altar, establish the idols of all the gods and goddesses that you keep in your house. Also put 13 karwe (special vases made of clay) on it.
  • Gather all the resources you may need to worship namely - dhoop, deep, chandan, roli, sindoor, etc. Light the lamp with desi ghee as it is considered auspicious. 
  • Start worshipping rituals at the altar one hour before the moon rises. 
  • All the women keeping the fast must do this prayer together.
  • Tell the legend behind Karwa Chauth to all the ladies who are with you during this ritual. You may even listen to it from someone else. 
  • After the puja is complete, daughter-in-law is supposed to offer her mother-in-law some sweets, fruits, dry fruits, money etc. and take her blessings. This will make your husband blessed with a long life.

Shubh Muhurat for Karwa Chauth: 05:40 - 06:47 PM

Astrosage wishes you a Happy karwa Chauth!

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