Thursday, October 17, 2019

Karwa Chauth 2019: Know Moonrise Timing & Puja Muhurat

Karwa Chauth in 2019 marks a special occasion for married couples! Know when this day will be observed and what is the significance of Sargi on this day.

In Hinduism, numerous fasts and festivals are observed and celebrated respectively. Karwa Chauth is a special day for married women who fast the whole day for the longevity of their husbands and to attain a blissful marital life. It is observed on the Chaturthi during Krishna Paksha in the month of Kartik. This festival is prominently celebrated in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh etc. Women fast throughout the day, listen to the Katha, see the Moon through the sieve and then consume light food and water from the hands of their husbands.

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Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat

Karva Chauth Muhurat
Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat17:50:03 to 18:58:47
Duration1 Hour 8 Minute
Karva Chauth Moonrise Time20:15:59

Note: This time duration is applicable for New Delhi. Click here to know yours.

Importance of Karva Chauth

The word Karwa Chauth is made up of two words, 'Karwa' i.e. 'earthenware' and 'Chauth' i.e. 'Chaturthi'. Earthenware, i.e Karve, is considered to be of special importance on this festival. All married women wait for this festival throughout the year and fulfill all the rituals with great reverence. The festival of Karva Chauth symbolizes strong relationship, love and trust between the husband and wife.

Importance of Henna or Mehandi

Henna or Mehandi is considered to be a sign of good luck. In India, there is a belief that the dark color acquired after applying Henna on the hands symbolizes more love from her husband/lover and in-laws. Another belief is that a dark-colored Mehndi represents longevity and good health of the husband. Mehandi is a part of the eternal “Shringaar” of a woman, and enhances the beauty and charm of a girl/woman. 

Offering Arghya To The Moon

When the Moon appears in the sky, all married women who have observed the fast come out to the open area/terrace to perform the ritual. They worship the Moon by lighting the Diya and offering the Arghya through the Karwa. Then, they look at the Moon first through a sieve and then at their husbands’ faces. Then the husbands feed them some sweets or Matthi and water. 

In this way, they open their fast and promise to support their husbands at every turn of life. Along with it, Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Lord Kartikeya are also worshiped along with the Moon. It is believed that worshipping them helps to attain the blessings of Goddess Parvati and bring all kinds of happiness in life.

Rules To Follow During Karva Chauth 

  • Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati must be venerated before moonrise.
  • The woman who is observing the fast must wake up before sunrise, take a bath and eat something which can help them sustain throughout the day.
  • The idols of the deities must be kept facing the West, and the person who is performing the rituals must face the East.

Mantras To Chant During Karwa Chauth Puja

  • To venerate Maa Parvati: 'ॐ शिवायै नमः'/ 'oṃ śivāyai namaḥ
  • To venerate Lord Shiva: 'ॐ नमः शिवाय'/ 'oṃ namaḥ śivāya
  • To venerate Swami Kartikeya: 'ॐ षण्मुखाय नमः'/ 'oṃ ṣaṇmukhāya namaḥ
  • To venerate Lord Ganesha: 'ॐ गणेशाय नमः'/ 'oṃ gaṇeśāya namaḥ
  • To venerate the Moon: 'ॐ सोमाय नमः'/ 'oṃ somāya namaḥ

Happy Karwa Chauth To You All!

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