Karwa Chauth : Significant, Story, Pooja samagri, Vrat vidhi, Pooja vidhi, Wishes and Quotes

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Karwa Chauth : All married women will gear up and look their prettiest in the festival of Karwa Chauth which falls on October 13, this year. The whole house is decorated with flowers and lights to mark this auspicious festival where the married women observe a fast for the long life of their husband. This festival signifies devotion, love and dedication between a married couple. Nowadays, husbands also observe a fast for their wives so that they can share the load together. North Indian women mainly observe this fast where they do not even consume a drop of water. They only break the fast when they have sighted the moon for the first time that evening. All women dress up in traditional Indian attire and sing songs of Goddess Parvati together with others.

Karwa Chauth

A popular Hindu festival for married and even unmarried women, Karwa Chauth , is around the corner. This nirjal fasting day is being celebrated this year on October 13 and women and with the new generation, the men are also all geared up to keep a fast for their partner, seeking for each other’s long life. According to the Hindu calendar, this day is celebrated on the fourth day after Poornima in the month of Kartik.

On this day, married women dress up in mostly red as the colour signifies a married woman. They apply mehendi on their hands as a part of the festivities. They keep a fast the entire day and celebrate together by narrating a Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha and singing folk songs– all of which make it a lively festival. Women also worship Goddess Parvati in the Karwa Chauth puja followed by Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh and Lord Kartikeya. The fast is later broken after having a glimpse of the moon.

Karwa Chauth

This Hindu festival is celebrated largely in the northern region of India which includes the states Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Story and history of Karva Chauth.
There are various stories and legends behind celebrating this festival.

Here are some stories behind karwa chauth

The story in Mahabharata

Another legend behind observing a fast for the well-being of your husband goes back to the Mahabharata-era. It is believed that Draupadi had also observed this fast for the safety and long life of her husband. The story: When Arjun had gone for penance in the Nilgiris, the rest of the Pandavas faced many issues in his absence. That’s when Draupadi remembered Lord Krishna for his help, who reminded her that in a similar situation earlier Goddess Parvati had kept a fast for Lord Shiva. Inspired by this, Draupadi too keeps a fast of Karva Chauth with all its rituals for her husbands. And consequently, the Pandavas are able to face their problems and overcome them.

Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth

The story of Karva

Another popular tale is the legend of a woman named Karva who was a devoted wife. The story: Once while having a bath in the river, Karva’s husband was caught by a crocodile. In order to save him, Karva tied the crocodile with a cotton yarn and asked the God of death- Yama to send the animal to hell. When Yama refused, she threatened to destroy him with her curse. An afraid Yama then sent the crocodile to hell and blessed Karva’s husband to have a long life. And so, Karva and her husband lived happily together.

Karva Chauth Vrat vidhi

The day of karwa Chauth starts by eating a sargi as a pre-dawn meal. Sargi is the meal that women who will observe the fast have early in the morning. This is given to them by their mother-in-law. It has karwa (earthen pot used in pooja), sweets, fruits, dry fruits and feni. It also includes gifts like saree and jewellery.
Women wake up early, take bath and eat their sargi before sunrise. After the sunrise, they do not even drink water.In the evening, women gather up and listen to Karwa Chauth Katha and perform the pooja. After seeing the moon through the Karwa Chauth sieve (channi), women break their fast.

Karva Chauth Pooja samagri

Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth

To perform the pooja you will need a plate, mitti/gobar to make Gora and Parvati idol, Kawa Chauth storybook, red thread, karwa, fruits, sweets, dhoop, match-box, tika, paan-leaves, ghee, kapoor, diya, channi and any cloth to cover the thali.

Karwa Chauth Pooja Vidhi

Apart from fasting, women also worship Goddess Parvati on this day. The goddess is considered to be Akhand Saubhagyavati (whose husband has a long life) and thus she is worshipped on this day.
Sindoor, fruits and flowers are offered to the goddess and the diya is lit. After this, the katha is performed and after that women wait for the moonrise.

Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth

Women first see the moon through a sieve and then their husbands. The husband breaks their wife’s fast by feeding them water and something sweet.

Karva Chauth Wishes and Quotes

Wishing you a life full of happiness and positivity. May Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati bless you and you partner with health and prosperity on this auspicious day!

Wishing you glorious, happiness-filled moments with your loved ones on this auspicious day of Karwa Chauth!

Karwa Chauth is meant to celebrate the goals and achievements that fill your life with happiness. Happy Karwa Chauth!

A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other. Happy Karwa Chauth!

Hope this day strengthens the bond of love between you two. May the Almighty bless you with a happy and long married life. Happy Karwa Chauth!

On this Karva Chauth I just wanna say.. Thank you darling for coming my way. Happy Karva Chauth

If I were a tear in your eye, I would roll down onto your lips; but if you were a tear in my eye, I would never cry as I would be afraid to lose you. Thanks for being mine forever. Happy Karwa Chauth, my sweetheart.

Karwa Chauth represents devotion and unconditional love. It showcases the love of a wife for her husband. I shall pray to the Moon God for blessing you and your husband with a long and healthy life. May your love for each other grow by leaps and bounds.

Your companionship has made my life meaningful and beautiful. Thanks for being such a sweetheart, my love! Happy Karwa Chauth to You, Wife!

Celebrate this auspicious festival with your spouse and let them know that you mean everything you say. Here are some selected Karwa Chauth thoughts that you can send.

I hope this day strengthens the bond of love between you two. May the almighty bless you with a happy and long married life. Happy Karwa Chauth!

Day seems to be too long and the moon doesn’t show. Thirsty and hungry yet always on the go. We salute Indian women for their sacrifice and the love they have for us. Happy Karwa Chauth!

Hope this day strengthens the bond of love between you two. May the almighty bless you with a happy and long married life. Happy Karwa Chauth.

Fast taken by wives for well-being, longevity and prosperity of husbands. Seeking his blessings may this blissful day fill your life. With love and happiness. Happy Karva Chauth.

Karva Chauth is not only an age old tradition but a confidence which a loving and doting wife has on her faith, love, and care for her husband. Happy Karwa Chauth to all the strong ladies!

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