2022 Karwa Chauth Timing: Karva Chauth is a festival largely celebrated by women in northern India. It is a day long festival which is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm and zeal. A ritual of fasting is observed throughout the day on the day of Karva Chauth which is known as Karva Chauth Vrat or Karva Chauth fasting. On this day married women observe a strict fast from sunrise to moonrise to ensure the safety and long life of their husbands. Karva Chauth is highly celebrated in the states of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
In some states, married women wake up early and eat sargi, a meal prepared by their in-laws. And after that they fast and do not drink even a drop of water for the whole day till moonrise. In other states, women drink tea only in the morning and observe a fast without water and food until moonrise.
When is Karva Chauth in 2022
According to the Hindu calendar, the fast of Karva Chauth is celebrated on the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi of Kartik month. This year this festival is being celebrated on Thursday, 13 October.
The Muhurta of Karva Chauth Puja is from 05:59 PM to 07:13 PM.
Moonrise on Karva Chauth is expected to happen at around 08:31 pm.
Chaturthi date is starting from 01:59 am on 13 October 2022.
Chaturthi date is ending on October 14, 2022 at 03:08 am.
importance of karva chauth
The festival of Karva Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day of the waning lunar fortnight which is also known as Krishna Paksha. Karva Chauth falls in the month of Kartik according to the Hindu calendar. On this auspicious occasion of Karva Chauth, unmarried girls also keep a fast for their fiance or desired husband. The names for Karva Chauth may vary by state, but the significance and traditions followed during the festival remain the same.
Karva Chauth often coincides with Sankashti Chaturthi which is a fasting day observed for Lord Ganesha. On this day married women worship Lord Shiva to wish their husbands long life. On this day Lord Shiva along with family including Lord Ganesha is worshipped and the fast ends after sighting the moon. As soon as the moon rises, offerings are made to the moon. The fast is observed very strictly and not a single piece of food or even a drop of water can be taken until the moon rises.
Karva Chauth is also known as Karak Chaturthi. Karaka or Karva refers to an earthen vessel through which water is offered to the Moon. Offering water to the moon is called Argha. Karaka is of great importance during Karva Chauth Puja and it is also given as a donation to Brahmins or any eligible woman.
History and Story of Karva Chauth
Karva Chauth is made up of two words; ‘Karva’ means kerosene lamp and ‘Chauth’ means four. Karva Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day of the month of Kartik in the Hindu calendar. It is a very popular time of the year when friends and family get together to celebrate and celebrate the festival. The festival of Diwali is celebrated nine days after Karva Chauth. Karva Chauth was initially used to celebrate the alliance between the bride and her in-laws, but the ritual has changed over time. Nowadays Karva Chauth is celebrated to seek blessings from God for the long life and beneficial health of the husband.
The fasting of Karva Chauth is more prevalent in the North than in South India. After a gap of four days after Karva Chauth, Ahoi Ashtami is celebrated for the well being and long life of sons. Even though the original meaning of Karva Chauth has changed over time, yet the ritual of observing a day’s fast is performed with utmost enthusiasm and passion among Indian women for the long life of their husbands.
how to celebrate karva chauth
2022 Karva Chauth Day is mostly celebrated among the North Indian community in India and the people settled abroad. The most important thing to observe on the day of Karva Chauth is the day long Karva Chauth fast which starts with sunrise and ends with moonrise. The Karva Chauth fast can be observed only when the moon is sighted by the women and offerings are made. The fast of Karva Chauth is very unique because no woman anywhere in the world goes without eating or drinking anything throughout the day to pray for the long life of her husband.
What is Sargi?
Sargi is one of the most important components on the day of Karva Chauth. Sargi is a special food which is eaten before sunrise. It usually includes vermicelli or vermicelli prepared by the mother-in-law for the daughter-in-law. According to Hindu customs, married women do not indulge in any domestic activity during the festival of Karva Chauth. Henna (Mehndi) ceremony is performed by married women on the day of Karva Chauth. This day is completely dedicated to the husbands by their respective wives.
karva chauth resolution
After taking bath in the morning on the day of Karva Chauth, women are asked to take a resolution which is also known as Sankalp. The resolution of Karva Chauth is taken for the well being of husband and family. An important thing that is mentioned during Sankalp is that the fast will be done without food and water and it ends with the sighting of the moon.