Karwa Chauth 2018 will be celebrated today, that is, on 27th October. India boasts of an array of significant festivals, of which Karwa Chauth marks one important celebration for the married womenfolk of the country. Karva Chauth is a very popular fasting observance practiced by married Hindu women; to seek long life and the welfare of their husbands. The festival falls during the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in the month of Kartik as per the Hindu calendar. The festival is mainly celebrated by women from the northern part of India. During the day Married women who observe Karva Chauth break the fast only after offering prayers to the moon. Women offer water to the moon as a part of their prayer by holding an Atta Chani in another hand.
This year on Karva Chauth or Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat starts at 05:48 PM and ends at 07:04 PM. The moon will rise on Karva Chauth at 08:15 PM. The Chaturthi Tithi on Karwa Chauth begins on the 27 October at 06:37 PM and the Chaturthi Tithi ends on the 28th of October at 04:54 PM.
Karwa Chauth is widely celebrated in northern states compared to southern parts of the country. Such has been the craze for the festival, it has become a part of popular culture. Despite the day-long fast, the ladies look forward to the celebrations that includes getting decked up in most beautiful traditional outfits. Makeup and beautifully-designed mehndi are an important part of the beauty regime.
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