Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on October 17 this year. The festival is observed during the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Kartik. It is mainly celebrated by women from the northern part of India belonging to states like Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi. According to Mahabharata, Karwa Chauth can be traced back to the time when Savitri begged the god of death, Lord Yama, for her husband’s soul.
The moonrise timings are vital to the festival of Karwa Chauth, because people celebrating the festival, break their fast only after sighting the celestial body.
Here are the moon rise timings at different cities depending on which women will know when to seek the moon for breaking the fast.
Check out the Moonrise timings for some of the main cities in the country:
New Delhi - 08:16 PM
Gurgaon: 08.17 PM
Kolkata - 07:41 PM
Jaipur - 08:25 PM
Chandigarh - 08:14 PM
Ludhiana - 08:17 PM
Lucknow - 08:04 PM
Shimla - 08:12 PM
Haridwar - 08:10 PM
Patna - 07:49 PM
Ahmedabad - 08:45 PM
Women start preparing for Karwa Chauth two or three days before the main event. They start their day by eating Sargi prepared by their in laws consisting of a platter full of fruits, sweet preparations and dry fruits to keep them through the day.
Women spend all day in fun activities, getting their palms decorated with Mehendi and spending a lot of time planning their attire for the special day.
Here's wishing everyone celebrating this festival, good health, wealth and happiness for a lifetime.