It is time for Karwa Chauth, an occasion where married women observe fast for their husbands’ good health and well being. ‘Karva ‘ means earthen pots while ‘chauth’ means the fourth day. Karwa Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar. Nowadays many unmarried girls are also seen observing a fast. The rituals begin by the women eating sargi; pre-dawn meal prepared by their mother-in-law and then set out on a fast till moonrise. In the evening, a puja is organised where women exchange earthen pots filled with sweets, bangles, and clothes. Women, who will be observing a fast, without even drinking a glass of water, will most definitely be waiting for the timings for moonrise in India.
The women in Nagpur city also celebrating the festival with gaiety and fervour. Ankita Tiwari, a housewife who is diligently celebrating this festival has remarked that Karva Chauth is one of the festivals she enjoys most. And Ankita Pathria, a working woman who has stated that every year she anxiously anticipates for this festival because her husband also fast with her in Karva Chauth. It is a beautiful festival which brings affection and a stronger bond between husband and wife.
As per sources, Karva Chauth puja begins at 5:46 pm and ends at 7:02 pm as per drikpanchang.com. The Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat will last 1 hour 16 minutes. Karwa Chauth Upavasa Time is from 6:27 am to 8:16 pm. It will last 13 hours and 50 minutes. Moonrise time on Karwa Chauth Day – The much-awaited moonrise will be at 08:16 pm.
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