Karwa Chauth: The auspicious festival Karwa Chauth is celebrated each year on the Chaturthi Tithi of Kartik Krishna Paksha, as per the Hindu calendar. On this day, married women observe a day-long fast for the healthy and long life of their husbands.
The term Karwa means an earthen pot of water and the word Chauth implies fourth, signifying that Karwa Chauth falls on the fourth day after Poornima (full moon).
Karwa Chauth 2022: Date and Timings
Karwa Chauth 2022 will be celbrated on October 13. As per the Drik Panchang, the Tithi will start at 1.59 am and ends at 3.08 am.
Upvasa (Fast) Time: The Karwa Chauth Upavasa time will start and end at 6.20 am and 8.09 pm respectively.
Sargi Time: Ideally, Sargi should be completed before sunrise. It is considered good to consume Sargi during Brahma Muhurta and this time it will be from 4.46 am – 5.36 am on October 13.
Karwa Chauth Significance
The fasting of Karwa Chauth has special significance. It is believed that women who worship Maa Parvati on this day will be blessed with good fortune.
Ladies offer water which is known as Argha to the moon through the earthen pot.
Karwa Chauth Puja Vidhi
The Puja Muhurat for the Karwa Chauth will start at 5.54 pm and end at 7.08 pm.
Items required to perform Karwa Chauth puja are water, milk, honey, kumkum, chandan, sugar, curd, camphor, incense sticks, kalawa, karwa, matthi, roli, and an oil lamp.
After eating Sargi, women observe a day-long fast. After sunset, Puja is performed in which women usually use the image or idol of Goddess Gauri. They chant mantras, sing songs, and narrate stories of Karwa Chauth. After the Puja rituals, women end the fast.