Today is Karwa Chauth

The auspicious festival of Karwa Chauth, also known as Karak Chaturthi, will be celebrated on October 13.

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The auspicious festival of Karwa Chauth, also known as Karak Chaturthi, will be celebrated on  October 13. On this day, married women pray for their husbands’ long lives, prosperity and safety. They pray to Karwa Mata, Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha and observe a nirjala vrat by not drinking a drop of water or having food for the whole day.

In the evening, women get together to do Karwa Chauth puja, read the story of Karwa Chauth, and break the fast after sighting the moon. When the moon rises, they look at it and their husband through a sieve, pray to the moon and give an offering. Lastly, they have a morsel of food and sip of water from their husband’s hands to end the vrat. Therefore, it is important to know the exact time of the moonrise.

According to Drik Panchang,the puja muhurat is from 05.55 pm to 07.09 pm on the day and the time to fast is from 06.21 am to 08.11 pm. According to Drik Panchang, the chaturthi tithi begins at 01.59 am on October 13 and ends at 03.08 am on October 14.