Karva Chauth 2015/ Karwa Chauth Vrat 2016 / Karak Chaturthi 2016
In the year 2016 Karva Chauth is on Wednesday , 19 October, 2016. On this day the moon will rise at 21:05 hours.(S.T. Jodhpur)
Karva Chauth is a festival and Vrat which is very popular among married women in north India. The married Hindu women observe strict fast for the good health and long life of their husbands. According to Vaman Puran this ritual of fasting falls on the Krishna Paksh Chaturthi in the month of Kartik. The married women worship Shiv ,Parvati , Kartikey and the moon. For the worship they fill the Karva, a small pot made of clay, with water and put Ber , Aanvala ,Kachara etc.in this pot.On this pot a bowel full of sugar and a piece of blouse are also kept. In the evening the women wear special clothes , usually a red or pink sari. They gather in a group and worship Shiv , Parvati , Kartikey and the moon. Then they narrate mythological stories emphasising the significance of Karva Chauth. When the moon rises , they give water (arghya) to it. Then they break their fast.