Karwa Chauth 2021 | Famous Hindu Festival
Karva Chauth is a very famous fast which is taken by married women for the long life of their husbands. During the fast, she adorns herself like a bride. It is believed to do 16 make-up on this day. The fast of Karva Chauth brings sweetness to married life and makes the relationship stronger. In the evening, by offering Arghya to the moon and seeing her husband’s face through a sieve, she breaks the fast.
On the other hand, unmarried girls will observe the stars on this day by observing a Nirjala fast to get a suitable husband, and then they open the fast. It is believed that until the women observing the fast of Karva Chauth do not listen to the Karva Chauth story, then this worship is considered incomplete.
On the occasion of this Festival, we have seen a special celebration in many places in India. According to the Hindu Panchang, Karwa Chauth 2021 date is falling on 24th October 2021.
Karwa Chauth Vrat Vidhi:-
Karwa Chauth Vrat is a very famous and popular fast for married women and it is also known as Karak Chaturthi Vrat. It falls in the month of Kartik on the fourth day of Krishna Paksha. On this occasion, there is a law of worshipping Karva and worshipping Shiva-Parvati and the Moon. This fast is without water i.e. “Nirjala Vrat”, however, some women (pregnant and unwell women) also keep it fast by taking milk, khoya, fruits, dry fruits, etc.
This Karwa Chauth Vrat Vidhi requires heartfelt dedication, faith, and faith in the Lord during the entire worship process. Kheer, Pua, Dahivada, Dana dal puri, Gur halva, etc. are prepared to be dedicated to the deities. Women should be worshipped facing east, and idols of deities should face west. Goddess Parvati and Shiva family are worshipped in the evening and only after worship, there is a law to listen to the story. It is believed that if the story is not heard on this day, then the fast is incomplete, and the storyteller also gets virtuous profit. The importance of this fast has also been told in the Karwa Chauth Katha itself. Worship is completed only after offering Arghya to the moon.
Worship material for Karwa Chauth festival:-
Kumkum, honey, flowers, nettle, sugar, rice, vermilion, turmeric, curd, comb, henna, sugar powder, Gangajal, sandalwood, sweets, raw milk, mahwar, water bottle, cotton, henna, bindi, Chunri, bangle, earthen spout and lid, pure ghee, lamp, wheat, camphor, sieve, incense sticks, yellow clay for making Gauri, money for Dakshina, wooden seat, eight puris, pudding, Athwari etc.
Collect all the ingredients a day in advance. On the day of fast, wake up early, take bath, wear nit & clean clothes and do 16 make-up then and start the Karva Chauth fast by speaking the resolution. On this occasion, there is a law of worshipping Karva and worshipping Shiva-Parvati with it, because Mother Parvati had attained unbroken good fortune by attaining Shiva by doing hard penance, hence Shiva-Parvati is worshipped. Worshipping Moon on the day of Karva Chauth has both religious and astrological importance.
Karva Chauth Puja Vidhi:-
- Take a resolution in the morning after retiring from daily work and start fasting.
- Stay dehydrated on the day of the fast, that is, do not take refreshments.
- Take an early morning bath and then start the Karva Chauth fast by speaking the resolution.
- At the time of worship in the morning, start the fast by chanting the mantra. Mantra: “मम सुखसौभाग्य पुत्रपौत्रादि सुस्थिर श्री प्राप्तये करक चतुर्थी व्रतमहं करिष्ये।“
- Make a plate from ocher on the wall of the temple and grind the rice. Then paint karva with this solution. This practice is called Karva Dharana.
- In the evening, place an idol of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati and the Lord Ganesha sits on their lap.
- Do a makeup of Maa Parvati.
- Take a Karva filled by water and do worship of Lord Shiva and Mata Parvati.
- The fortunate ladies observe the fast throughout the entire day and listen to Karwa Chauth’s story.
- It is instructed that women should open the fast after seeing the moon in the evening, by taking water from the husband.
- End the fast by taking blessings of husband, mother-in-law, and father-in-law.
Karwa Chauth Katha:-
The way worship of Karwa Chauth is important, in the same way, Karwa Chauth Katha or Karwa Chauth’s story is also important. Worship cannot be completed without listening to Karwa Chauth Katha. So let’s listen to the legend of Karwa Chauth.
Today, for the long life of the husband, the married women keep a Nirjala fast. Goddess Parvati and Shiva family are worshipped in the evening and only after worship, there is a law to listen to the story. It is believed that if the story is not heard on this day, then the fast is incomplete, and the storyteller also gets virtuous profit. The importance of this fast has also been told in the Karwa Chauth Katha itself. So let’s know what is the legend related to this fast.
Karwa Chauth Story (Karwa Chauth ki Kahani):-
A moneylender had seven boys and one girl. The moneylender loved his daughter very much. On the Chaturthi day of Kartik month in the Krishna Paksha, the wives of Seth’s seven boys and his daughter kept a strict fast of Karwa Chauth for their husbands. When the moneylender’s son sat down to eat at night, everyone asked his sister to eat too, but sister Veeravati told that she could not eat till the moon came out. Seeing the sister suffering from hunger, the moneylender’s sons lit a fire and showed the fake moon on the tree. The sister thought that the moon had come out and she sat down to eat after offering Arghya to the moon, but the sisters-in-law told her that the moon had not come out. (Karwa Chauth ki Kahani)
His brothers are showing her a fake moon made of fire, but she did not listen to them and sat down to eat. Even before the completion of the fast, Lord Ganesh Ji became displeased with the moneylender’s girl by sitting down to eat food. When Veeravati sat down to eat, she started getting some inauspicious signs at the same time. She found hair in the first mouthful, she sneezed in the second mouthful and when she went to eat the third mouthful, she got information that her husband had died suddenly.
Seeing the dead body of her husband, Veeravati’s lament became so intense that she reached the three worlds (3 Loks). She started blaming herself for her mistake. Hearing Veeravati’s lament, Lord Indra’s wife Indrani also reached to console Veeravati and explained why her husband had died. She started pleading with Goddess Indrani to revive Veeravati’s husband. Seeing the grief of Veeravati, Goddess Indrani told her that she had broken the fast without offering Arghya to the moon, so she should observe this fast on the Chauth of every month and complete the fast on Karwa Chauth. Veeravati did the same and she found her husband alive again. So after listening to the Karwa Chauth Katha (Karwa Chauth ki Kahani), offering Arghya to the moon on moonrise is considered completing the fast.
Karwa Chauth Moon Time 2021:-
Karwa Chauth is one of the many festivals celebrated in the country, but there is a special enthusiasm among women towards this festival. They participate in the worship of this fast with full makeup and also prays for their husband’s long life. Let us tell you that On the Chaturthi day of Kartik month in the Krishna Paksha Karva Chauth fast is observed. Along with this, worshiping the moon on Karva Chauth also has special significance. (Karwa Chauth Moon Time)
Women observing fast on Karwa Chauth eagerly wait for the moon to come out. After all, this fast is broken only after seeing the moon. By the way, the moon of this night comes out a little later than other days. If you have also kept the fast of Kawva Chauth, then know the Karwa Chauth Moon Time and when the moon will be visible in which city.
Karwa Chauth Moon Time will be on 24 October 2021, at 8:25 pm
Here below we have mentioned Karwa Chauth Moon Timings in other cities and States.
Varanasi – 20:20
Ghaziabad – 20:40
Patna – 20:11
Ranchi – 20:12
Bareilly – 20:32
Bhagalpur – 20:03
Prayagraj – 20:25
Kanpur – 20:31
Amritsar – 20:48
Chandigarh – 20:41
Jalandhar – 20:46
Gurugram – 20:42
Faridabad – 20:41
Sirsa – 20:50
Bhagalpur – 20:03
Madhubani – 20:06
Indore – 20:52
Meerut – 20:39
Gaya – 20:12
Importance of Karwa Chauth Sargi:-
Married women observe a fast on this day for the happiness, prosperity, good fortune and long life of their husbands. And only after fasting for a whole day, the fast is opened after seeing the moon. But do you know that Sargi also has great importance on this special day. Yes…Sargi…which every mother-in-law gives her daughter-in-law on Karva Chauth, and also gives blessings so that their fast can be successful. It is said that your mother-in-law has taken all the responsibilities of bringing up the husband you have got, whenever your husband suffers, your mother-in-law also suffers the most. Because she is their mother. That is why the mother-in-law and the Sargi is given by her are of great importance in the fast of Karva Chauth. Let us tell you what Sargi is after all, what is its importance and what is involved in it.
Karwa Chauth Sargi:-
Sargi is a special food which is given by mother-in-law to her daughter-in-law before sunrise on Karva Chauth and Karva Chauth fast is observed only after accepting Sargi as Prasad. Before sunrise means between about 4 and 5 am in the morning. That is, Sargi should be eaten only between 4 and 5 am and after that, only a waterless fast is observed throughout the day.
What things are in Sargi?- Sargi mainly includes dry fruits like cashews, almonds, raisins, sweet butter, fruits, sweets, vermicelli. These are the things that give you energy and by consuming them in the morning, you do not feel tired on the day of fasting but the energy remains inside you.
Who can give Sargi?- By the way, the right of Sargi belongs to the mother-in-law only. Mother-in-law gives Sargi to her daughter-in-law. Sargi is her blessing in a way. But if there is no mother-in-law, then an elderly lady of the house whom you give the status of mother-in-law can give you the Sargi. Apart from this, if you are away from your mother-in-law for some reason, then your mother-in-law can send you money so that you can buy Sargi items on her behalf.
Some other special things to do on Karva Chauth:-
Karwa Chauth Mehndi is one of the main and very important parts of this festival as women search out the best mehndi designs for Karwa Chauth then get it done on her hand and feet as well. During this festival, women look out for Karwa Chauth dresses, like Karwa Chauth saree, Lehnga, Suits, and many other dresses according to their need of fast.
All the women put Karwa Chauth Status on their Whatsapp, Facebook, and Instagrams and post beautiful images of their life. Karwa Chauth Quotes are also searched on this day because it is a very special day hence all the women need special quotes as well. On this day people love to share happy Karwa Chauth Images with their life partner and in close friends circles.
Karwa Chauth Gift for Wife:-
Karwa Chauth’s gift for wife is the very important thing which comes to every husband’s mind because they know that their wives are keeping such hard fast for them, apart from keeping fast they love them a lot as well. This is the reason husbands try to give them a special and memorable gift on this day. Here below we have given some suggestions for your reference.
- Gold Chain.
- Gold or Diamond Ring.
- Pretty Gown.
- Photo frame with putting best moments photos of your relationship.
- A Surprise Tour Package.
- Magic Mug.
- Wristwatch which has your photo.
- A Smart Phone.
- Candle Light Dinner.