Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth

Karwa Chauth is a festival celebrated by Hindu women of Janakpurdham, Nepal and North India on the fourth day after Purnima in the month of Kartika.

Karva Chauth is a one-day festival celebrated annually by married Hindu women in which they observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise and pray for the well-being and longevity of their husbands. The festival is also observed by unmarried women who pray in the hope of securing a desired life partner.

What is done in Karwa Chauth?

All women wake up early in the morning and eat food which is also known as ‘sargi’ before sunrise. They are not supposed to eat or even drink water during the day. In the evening, they get ready in beautiful clothes and listen to the Karwa Chauth Katha and break the fast after the moonrise.