Karwa Chauth 2020 LIVE: Significance, wishes, mehndi design, pooja vidhi, vrat vidhi, moon timings and more

Karwa chauth is a festival in India that women happily celebrate for the well being of their husbands. In order to honour the festival, there are several rituals and fasting period that women follow. Let us have a closer look at the significance, fast timings, moon timings and all the details you need to know about this festival of love.
Karwa Chauth 2020 LIVE: Significance, wishes, mehndi design, pooja vidhi, vrat vidhi, moon timings and more
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A festival that symbolises devotion and companionship, where the women keep a fast to honour their husbands’ well being and for a healthy and successful marriage, Karva Chauth is an auspicious celebration of love in this country. It is one of the prominent festivals of India for the married women and more popular in the northern region of India in states like Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

This year the festival falls on the fourth day after the full moon day or Purnima of Kartika month according to the Hindu calendar. 

Significance

Women in India celebrate this festival wherein they keep a day long fast to pray for the longevity of their husbands and the happiness of their long and successful marriage life. Married women observe a fast from sunrise to moonrise. On the first sight of the moon through a sieve or channi, women break their fast by drinking water.

Vrat Vidhi

The day begins with a pre-dawn meal that is called Sargi. This meal is supposed to be had early in the morning and is offered by the mother-in-law. It is served in an earthen pot that includes dry fruits, feni, sweets, saree and jewellery. This is the only time when women have food throughout the day. Hence, they wake up early to prepare for Sagri followed by a fast until moonrise.

Vrat Katha

Women who are keeping a fast for their husbands also listen to the Vrat Katha in the evening. The fast is considered incomplete without listening to the Katha.

Puja Vidhi

To mark this auspicious festival, women not only keep a fast but also perform a puja wherein they worship Goddess Parvati. The goddess is considered to be Akhand Saubhagyavati - the one whose husband has a long life. During the puja, women offer several items like fruits, flower, sindoor and sweets to the goddess and worship her.

List of items required for Puja Samagri

A platform for performing the puja.

Plate or thali to keep all the items in one place.

Karva Chauth storybook.

Idol of Pravati, goddess Gora made from cow-dung.

Matthi.

Sindoor.

Red thread.

Karwa - vessel filled with water.

Fruits.

Incense stick or dhoop.

Match-box.

Ghee or oil.

Sweets.

Camphor balls.

Diya made of atta(wheat flour).

Sieve or channi for moon sighting.

Red cloth to cover the thali.

Wishes

Karwa Chauth is not just an age-old tradition, it’s a great way to show love and faith to each other. Happy Karwa Chauth 2020.

May the sight of the full moon fill your heart with great joy and happiness. Happy Karwa Chauth 2020.

Marriage is a partnership where spouses inspire each other every time and bring happiness to the bonding. Keep supporting each other, Happy Karwa Chauth 2020.

Wishing you a very happy Karwa Chauth. Let god bless you with all the happiness and have a happy married life.

Moonrise Timings

The moon will come out around 8:16 PM.

Fast timings

The fasting time will begin from 5:43 AM and will end at 7:40 PM.

Chaturthi tithi 

Chaturthi tithi this year will begin on November 4 from 3:24 PM and the date will be till November 5 at 5:14 PM.

Mehndi Designs

These are some popular mehndi designs you can opt for a traditional look:

Paisley design - It's a simple design that has leaf like structures with graceful patterns.

Floral - For a beautiful and decorative design, floral patterns are a go-to. 

Arabic - If you want intricate details made then this design is apt for a subtle yet an eccentric look.

Asymmetric - If you want your hands to be covered extensively then this design is ideal to get made today.

Also Read: Karwa Chauth 2020: Here’s all you need to know about moonrise timings in India