Karva Chauth, widely observed by Hindu women in India, is a festival in which married women fast on the fourth day after Purnima in the month of Kartika. Sankashti Chaturthi, a fasting day dedicated to Lord Ganesha, falls on this day.
Married ladies in North India wake up before sunrise on Karva Chauth to eat 'Sargi,' a meal their mother-in-law provides. Vermicelli, milk, and dried fruits are commonly included in the Sargi. They do not drink water after having Sargi until the moon emerges in the evening. Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh are the states that historically celebrate this holiday.
Date: Karva Chauth 2021
Karva Chauth happens ten days before Diwali this year, on October 24. Karva Chauth fast is celebrated on Krishna Paksha Chaturthi, according to Hindu tradition.
Muhurat for Karva Chauth 2021
This year's muharat will begin at 5:43 p.m. and finish at 6:59 p.m., according to Drik Panchang. The fasting period for Karva Chauth is from 6:27 a.m. to 8:07 p.m. On October 24, the moon will rise at 8:07 p.m. On October 24, at 3:01 a.m., the Chaturthi will begin and terminate at 5:43 a.m.
Importance of Karva Chauth 2021
The Karva Chauth festival is a marriage celebration. Married ladies observe a nirjala vrat on this day (fasting without water). They also wish their spouses a long, healthy, and successful life. On this day, women worship Karva Mata, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Kartikeya and swear to follow the vrat with the greatest dedication and sincerity. Women also begin their fast at daybreak and do not ingest even a drop of water, much alone food, until the moon appears. Women fasting also use henna on their hands and dress up in make-up, clothing, and jewellery.