Karva Chauth, it  is an annual one-day festival celebrated by Hindu and some Sikh women in North India and parts of Pakistan in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and prolonged existence of their husbands.

Indian Women breaks their fast by the sight of Her husband. Once the moon is visible, it is mandatory for a fasting woman to view its reflection in a vessel filled with water, through a riddle. And even Bollywood is not behind in increasing the popularity of this festival.

According to customs, the who observes the fast must strictly follow it from sunrise to sunset, and until moon rise must not eat or drink. The observers of this vrat sometimes, do not even have a sip of water throughout the day.  The date of Karwa Chauth in 2016 is October 19. On Karva Chauth in 2016, all eyes will eagerly wait for the Moon to shine. Karwa Chauth is a festival which signifies the day of love, longevity,well-being, respect and trust towards your beloved.

Karva Chauth- Moon Rise Time

It depends on Location so do check which is the appropriate Moon Rise time for Your region. Karwa Chauth Puja Muhurat = 17:43 to 18:59 Duration = 1 Hour 16 Mins   Moonrise On Karwa Chauth Day = 20:51 (For Delhi and nearby regions)   For Bangalore, Moon Rise Time-  21.08

करवा चौथ व्रत कथा और पूजन विधि | karva Chauth Vrat Katha Aur Pujan Vidhi
चन्द्रोदय समय (Karwa Chauth Puja Timings)

पौराणिक मान्यताओं के अनुसार करवा चौथ के दिन शाम के समय चन्द्रमा को अर्घ्य देकर ही व्रत खोला जाता है। इस दिन बिना चन्द्रमा को अर्घ्य दिए व्रत तोड़ना अशुभ माना जाता है। वर्ष 2016 में पूजा और चन्द्रमा निकलने का समय निम्न है:
साल 2016 में करवा चौथ के दिन पूजा का शुभ मुहूर्त :
करवा चौथ में चंद्र उदय का मुहूर्त
दिल्ली में रात 8:29
चंडीगढ़ में रात 8:46
जयपुर में रात 8:58
जोधपुर में रात 9:10
मुंबई में रात 9:22
बंगलुरु में रात 9:12
हैदराबाद में 9:22
देहरादून में रात 8:44
पटियाला,लुधियाना रात 8:50
पटना में रात 8:46
लखनऊ, वाराणसी में रात 8:37
कोलकाता में रात 8:13 बजे होंगे चंद्रमा के दर्शन.

Moon sighting and puja

In the evening, they await the moon rise, meanwhile singing and chanting bhajans. Once they see the moon through a ‘chalni’, malmal cloth, or sieve, they offer water to the Lord Moon. They end their fasts after the praying to the moon and seeking its blessings for the long life and welfare of their husbands, by drinking water from their spouse’s hand.

What should be there in a Karwa Puja Thali

During earlier times, usually the images of Ganesh and Gauri Mata were made in cow dung. These days, women purchase the idols at the shop. After performing a Ganesh puja, and Gauri aarti, they light an earthen lamp in their thalis. Offerings such as sindhoor, rice and incense sticks are kept in the thali. They hold the thalis in their hands and adore themselves in all nice jewellery and make ups. They sit in rapt attention listening to the Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha.

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