Moon Rise Time Today Karwa Chauth: Today is Karva Chauth Which is Celebrated by Women in Northern India, especially in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab Sometimes unmarried women also observe the fast on this day for their desired husbands. ‘Karva’ means earthen pots while ‘chauth’ means the fourth day. Karva Chauth is celebrated on the fourth day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar.But keeping a fast during Karva Chauth is not an easy task. Especially, if you’re pregnant, then you need to take extra care so as not to fall ill or adversely impact the child. For those who will be keeping the fast, here’s what you can do:
In the evening, a puja is perfomred where women exchange pots filled with sweets, bangles and clothes. This year on Karva Chauth or Karwa Chauth the Puja Muhurat starts at 06:03 PM and ends at 07:17 PM. The moon will rise on Karva Chauth at 08:27 PM. The Chaturthi Tithi on Karwa Chauth begins on the 8 October at 04:58 PM and the Chaturthi Tithi ends on the 9th of October at 02:16 PM. Do Check: Happy Karwa Chauth Images For Whatsapp
Karva Chauth 2017: Check out timings for moonrise in different states and cities
- Mumbai – 9:21pm
- Delhi – 8:47 pm
- Uttar Pradesh – 8:35 pm
- Rajasthan – 8:56 pm
- Haryana – 8:48 pm
- Punjab – 8:49 pm
- Ahmedabad: 9.19 pm
- Himachal Pradesh – 8:43 pm
- Kolkata – 8:11 pm
- Bengaluru – 9:09 pm
Moon sighting is the most important aspects of the tradition. The wives break their fast after they see the moon and then the face of their husbands through a ‘chhanni’, a filter. The whole day is spent waiting for the moon and puja preparations are done in accordance with the moon’s arrival. On this Special day, Lord Shiva, Goddess Gauri, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya are worshipped along with moon. The devotees sprinkle holy water on the moon using ‘doorva’ leaves. Applying mehendi or henna is considered to be auspicious for married women and is also a significant part of the wedding rituals in India. It is believed that the darker the mehendi, the more you are loved and adored by your husband.
Happy Karwa Chauth 2017 ladies!