For Hindu women, the Karwa Chauth fast, which is celebrated in the Ashwin month on the Shukla Paksha Chaturthi, is very significant. On this day, married ladies consume Sargi before sunrise and fast and pray for their husbands’ long lives throughout the day.
Karwa Chauth 2022 Date
During the night, married ladies worship Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati and offer prayers for their husbands’ long, healthy lives. Women only break their fast after seeing the moon by taking water from their husbands’ hands after this.
This year’s celebration of this auspicious day will take place on Friday, October 14. The Shukla Paksha Chaturthi begins on October 13 at 1.59 am and finishes on October 14 at 3.08 am.
Importance Of Karwa Chauth
Practically speaking, the Karva Chauth fast improves the bond between the husband and wife. On the other side, staying thirsty and hungry throughout the day and praying for the husband to have a long life shows a wife’s devotion to her husband. The husband also shows his wife his affection by giving her presents at the same time. The Karva Chauth fast is said to as a fast of prosperity for women in the holy scriptures.
How Karwa Chauth Celebrate
Married women dress up on Karwa Chauth, usually in red, and apply henna to their hands to symbolise their husbands’ love. The day becomes a vibrant event as the women who are fasting on this day gather together to enjoy it by retelling legends about it, singing songs, and reciting the Vrat Katha.
Women break their fast by giving water to the moon later that night once it has risen.
Karva Chauth Pooja Vidhi
On Karva Chauth, place statues or portraits of Lord Shiva, Maa Gauri, and Ganesha, as well as a lotus filled with water or a Kalash, in the northeast. Fill the Kalash with rice. Tie roli, rice tika, and molly around the neck of the lotus. Goddess Gauri is then worshipped and decked with vermilion.
The third one is then fastened to the side of the with four puris and four laddus in three different locations, one on the Kalash and the other on the Karva. The women then read the tale as a ghee lamp is lit in front of Mother Goddess, and at the conclusion, they perform the aarti. The women then present the moon with the water-filled urn. The husband finally ends the fast by providing you with water and something to drink.
History Of Karwa Chauth
The most popular mythology surrounding this event is that of the beautiful queen, Veeravati. The queen was one of seven brothers and sisters. They were madly in love with her. She was at her parents’ place for her first Karva Chauth after her marriage. She had kept her fast and was quite hungry, expecting for the moon to rise soon.
When the brothers saw how distressed their sister was, they asked her to break the fast, but she refused. Seeing her agony, they duped her by placing a mirror in a Pipal tree, which appeared to be a moonrise. They made a fake moon to fool her into thinking it had risen. She trusted them, and as soon as she ate, she learned that her husband had died.
Another mythology is associated with a story from the Mahabharata. Draupadi had fasted in order to pray for her husband’s safety and long life. The other Pandava brothers endured several difficulties during Arjun’s penance in the Nilgiris. Draupadi then addressed Lord Krishna and requested his assistance. Lord Krishna then told her that Goddess Parvati had previously fasted for her husband in the same way. This spurred her to keep the Karwa Chauth fast, and the Pandavas were soon successful.
The following belief is about a woman named Karva. She was a wonderful wife. Her husband was once caught by a crocodile while bathing in a river. She instantly wrapped a cotton yarn around the crocodile and prayed to Yama, the God of Death, to send him to hell.
When he refused to assist her, she cursed God and threatened to destroy him. Yama, fearful of her curse, sent the crocodile to hell and granted Karva’s husband eternal life. And they both lived happily ever after.