Karwa chauth: Interesting facts everyone must know about it

Karwa chauth: Interesting facts everyone must know about it
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The biggest day for  married woman in India.  Karwa chauth is a popular festival in northern parts of India like Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh etc. But now the entire country celebrates this festival because of some pious reasons. This is an old tradition followed  in Hindu culture.

Married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and long life of their husbands. Unmarried woman nowadays holds a fast for a good husband.

Karwa chauth  is the fourth day in month of Kartik  after full moon. Karwa means earthen pot in which they put water and worship the moon and later then husbands make them drink water from the same.

It comes in the month of Kartik in hindu calendar. According to English calendar, the month can be October or November.  Before nine days of Diwali Karwa Chauth is celebrated.

The festival starts with a pre-dawn meal before sunrise.

They eat sargi which is made up of  mathri, nuts etc.

Newly married couples are seen too much excited on this day.

In  the evening women get ready before the moon comes with beautiful saree and heavy jewellery. On this occasion every woman dresses , does make up and compulsory they have to put mehndi on their hand.

Married woman gathers at one place and there are some old ladies who guide them.

They  have to follow strict rules ,that women can’t consume single drops of water after sunrise. After seeing the moon and their husband they can have water and food.

All women observe  this fast, sing some folks songs and read Katha book. Worship goddess Parvati on this day.

Nowadays, Many ladies groups make the club and have fun. They  arrange  some games, stalls, food ,and dance to make  this day more special. They have puja together and thali with water and sweets which they use for puja. In restaurants  there are special menus and offers on this special day.

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